June 22, 2006
Los Angeles, CA (June 22) - The home of Loyola Marymount University men's basketball, women's basketball and women's volleyball took on a new look to start the summer and the upcoming 2006-07 season. The three-week project gave the court in Gersten Pavilion a complete "face-lift," and a whole different look.
Pacific Flooring sanded the center court down the wood by more than a quarter inch, giving the floor a brighter, natural wood color. Then more than two base coats of sealer, came the paint.
The new look consists of two West Coast Conference logos painted in navy and crimson measuring more than three-feet high and eight-feet wide. There are also two Lion heads that are more than six feet in diameter and include crimson, navy, grey and white coloring. The wording "Loyola Marymount" is scripted across each of the base lines. The wording stands over two feet high and is painted in white with navy outlines.
Outlining the entire court is a crimson boarder measuring more than three feet in depth. More than 10 gallons of crimson was used on the entire project. Completing the edge of the court is the word "Lions" and center court. It too is painted in white with a navy outline.
The centerpiece of the court is the LMU at center court. The eye-catching crimson-based logo is more than 45 feet long and 12 feet high. It spans from nearly three-point line to three-point line. The curving LMU mark has a crimson center with a grey line separating the crimson from the blue outline.
Three more coats of protective sealer was put on the court with more than 72 hours for it to harden before Gersten Pavilion could reopen for play. LMU will host a basketball team camp starting on June 24 as its first action with the new floor.
Loyola Marymount is coming off one of its best year's as a program, winning the 2005-06 West Coast Conference Commissioner's Cup - an all-sports award presented at the end of each academic year to the league's top performing school in conference play.
- GO LIONS -