June 24, 2008
Fullerton, Calif. - After more than 40 years of service, the original wooden floor in Titan Gym is being replaced this summer.
The area of the basketball court was redone in the early 1980s but this is the first total replacement. Cross beams have been laid on the concrete foundation, covered with plywood and then the long hardwood tongue-and-grooved planks are installed. Each is 2 1/4 inches wide by several feet long by about 3/4 inch of thickness. The total area is more than half an acre.
Sanding and finishing will come later and then new lines for several sports will be painted. The 3-point line for men's basketball will be moved about one foot further from the basket for the 2008-09 season.