Courtesy of Greg Williamson with The Leaf Chronicle
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Visitors to the Dunn Center can’t miss the effects of Austin Peay’s total floor renovation to the 37-year-old basketball arena.
Workers have completely removed every part of Dave Loos Court in Dave Aaron Arena and the court’s namesake, athletic director Dave Loos, said some channeling has already been put in to house electrical wiring. The new wood has arrived and will be put in shortly, with the goal of completing the project by the end of July.
The new maple floor was created by Connor Sports Floor, the same company that built the surfaces used at both Final Fours this season. Sports Floors, Inc., of Memphis, is in charge of the installation, just as it was for the FedEx Forum, home of the Memphis Tigers and the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.
Floor will be laid up to the lower-lever bleachers before the last of the old floor is removed from under the bleachers and the final electrical work is done. When the entire court is put in and the finishing is done, Loos said the design should look virtually identical to the one the Govs and Lady Govs played on last season.
Austin Peay is scheduled to hold Summer commencement at the Dunn Center Aug. 10, and the first game on the new floor will be the volleyball team’s home opener against Jacksonville State Sept. 21.