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    Why don't they play outside-ish?

    University of Central Florida's new basketball court emulates blacktop and got me wondering why none of the facilities have convertible roofs like with football and baseball. It's not as if it's gonna snow in Florida. Yeah, it's college and there's the cost aspect. But why not with the pros?

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    You got to remember what the roots of basketball are, it was invented by a Canadian because he was looking for a game to play indoors when there is to much snow to play outside.

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    Have you ever been to central Florida? It rains practically every day, not to mention the humidity when it's not actually raining. What effect do you think it would have on a hardwood floor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Have you ever been to central Florida? It rains practically every day, not to mention the humidity when it's not actually raining. What effect do you think it would have on a hardwood floor?
    Ok then, how about a facility with windows? Miller Park in Milwaukee, for example, has numerous windows on its sides. Even on bad weather days, the natural light that's let in makes for a more pleasant experience. Yes, Miller Park is for baseball. Other major league parks have done this too with their new fields. But my point is why not let a bit of the natural world in instead of such a canned environment? Heck, maybe some of them do have windows?

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