UNLV unveiled its new court design for the upcoming 2017-18 season on Tuesday as the Las Vegas skyline is prominently featured.
Replacing its home court at the Thomas & Mack Center for the first time in nearly 20 years, the new UNLV court features some of the famous sights of the Las Vegas Strip. The Luxor, Stratosphere, New York, New York and the Bellagio are just a few of the famous hotels featured in the grey silhouette on the new floor.
While skyline courts have been done before in college basketball, most of the general public can’t identify landmarks from mid-level cities that they’ve never been to. That’s what makes the UNLV court so much fun. Las Vegas is a common tourist destination where many people can recognize what they are seeing on the floor. Tuning into a late-night UNLV game just got a small measure of additional fun for this season.
Plus, the middle of the ferris wheel or the top of the Stratosphere seems like a great place to pull-up for a deep jumper.