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The finishing touches on a dramatically redesigned Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center court have been completed at Kent State University. Baskets were installed, and the men's and women's basketball teams both held workouts on the new floor Wednesday.
The court has gone through its largest renovation since 2006, with a bolder court design for the five teams that compete in the historic facility. The design features a larger center court Golden Flash logo, two lightning bolts that span the width of the floor, and several other branding elements familiar to Kent State athletics. The project cost approximately $50,000.
Built in 1950 in honor of the brave Kent State students and alumni that fought in World War II, the M.A.C. Center hosts Golden Flashes basketball, gymnastics, volleyball and wrestling events, as well as convocation and select entertainment events.
The court redesign is another step in the department's new strategic plan, "The Game Plan," which also featured new facility graphics that were installed last January.
The first competition scheduled on the new M.A.C. Center court is set for Sept. 8, when the KSU volleyball squad begins the Golden Flashes Classic against Butler.