Storm water floods Illinois’ new court inside the State Farm Center
For the second time this fall, a college basketball floor became the victim of flooding.
On Tuesday afternoon, the University of Illinois announced that several inches of storm water had flooded onto the floor inside the State Farm Center. The men’s basketball Twitter account posted a picture on Friday, showcasing the arena’s brand new floor. The Fighting Illini host Quincy for an exhibition game on Nov. 7.
The school plans on the floor being ready for the exhibition contest against Quincy.In September, a water main break resulted in flooding of UCLA’s historic Pauley Pavilion. The historic venue was reopened in 2012 after a $136 million renovation. The State Farm Center is currently under renovations, as well.
Storm water entered @StateFarmCenter early today. Crews are working hard to keep court as dry as possible. #Illini pic.twitter.com/t9txJP6lUU— Illinois Basketball (@IlliniHoops) October 28, 2014