Hornets Court FAQ

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Why is the primary logo at center court rather than one of the other logos?

We felt it was important to have the primary logo at center court to designate that this is the home of the Hornets.  The design of the court echoes some of the principles of the logo, showing the fierceness and intensity with which we will attack and defend the nest.

Why does the wood have a cell pattern?

We wanted our players, opposing players and fans to instantly identify that this is the home of the Hornets.  Even if someone is watching highlights and does not know what game they are seeing, that person can see the cell pattern and know where it is.  In addition, the cell pattern ties back to the uniforms, which have the cell pattern on the bottom left leg.

Why do the baselines say “Charlotte Hornets” rather than one or the other?

This shows that the words “Charlotte” and “Hornets” go together, that the name belongs here in Charlotte.

Why is the Buzz City logo on the floor?

The Buzz City logo is a nod to our fans and our civic pride.  The Buzz City identity evolved in the early stages of our rebranding process and having the logo on the court is a way to acknowledge and pay tribute to our fans. 

Why is the Novant Health logo on the court apron?

The Novant Health logo appears on the court apron as part of an enhanced partnership between the Hornets and Novant, the team’s official healthcare provider.  This is the first time the team has had a corporate partner represented on the court.  The Hornets will become the eighth NBA team with a partner logo on the apron. 

Who designed the floor?

Like the brand identity and the uniforms, the design was a collaborative effort between team executives, the NBA and Jordan Brand, a division of Nike. 

Who made the floor?

The floor was manufactured by Robbins Sports Surfaces of Cincinnati, Ohio.

What is the floor made of?

The playing surface is northern hard maple that was harvested from forests in the northern United States.  The floor took nearly three weeks to manufacture, followed by an additional three weeks to add the graphics.  It is made up of over 200 panels, each of which are four feet by eight feet and weigh approximately 175 pounds.