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From plank to paint: Watch crews build Final Four court

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Workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis, Friday, March 27, 2015, as they prepare to host the NCAA Final Four college basketball games on April 4 and 6. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis, Friday, March 27, 2015, as they prepare to host the NCAA Final Four college basketball games on April 4 and 6. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) AP
 
 

The National Championship stage from plank to paint… #FinalFourBuilt by Connor Sports

Posted by NCAA March Madness on Friday, March 27, 2015

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It takes a lot of work to get ready for the NCAA Final Four each spring -- and not just for the teams that’ll be battling it out for a chance at the NCAA championship title.

Connor Sports built the wooden courts that the Duke Blue Devils and the other teams will play on this weekend. On its website, the company said it takes about a year to build the court. The first northern Maple trees used were harvested in September. About 100 trees are needed to build one court, the company said.

The court was installed March 27 in Lucas Oil Stadium.

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