The next time you see a Purdue men’s or women’s basketball game at Mackey Arena, you’ll see a very noticeable difference…a new playing surface.
Keady Court is getting a facelift and on Wednesday the Purdue athletic department unveiled the new design.
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The new floor will feature a two-tone look, with most of the playing area in light-grained wood while the area inside of the three-point line will be a darker stain of wood.
The Purdue Motion ‘P’ logo will now sit at center court, replacing the Boilermaker Train logo that previously covered the center jump circle.
The out-of-bounds area will be framed in black with the word “Boilermakers” on the outer portion of each baseline, while the signature of former coach Gene Keady and the words “Keady Court” will be added to either side of center court.
The Big Ten Conference logo will move from inside each three-second lane to just beyond the center court line in the out-of-bounds area.
Replacing the logo in the lanes just underneath the free throw line will be text reading “Mackey Arena”.
Purdue fans first up-close look at the new floor will come on November 1st when Northern State enters the newly refurbished Mackey Arena, both inside and out, for the men’s first exhibition game of the season.