Reviews Are In For Matthew Knight Arena

TV viewers, apparently, have a problem with Oregon’s new basketball court. But it might not be the problem you expected.

The signature feature of Matthew Knight Arena is the “deep in the woods” design of the court, with silhouettes of trees surrounding the edges and clear space in the middle. You know, like you’re in the forest looking up between the trees. It’s kind of awkward at first, but kind of cool once you get used to it.

Yet according to Yahoo! Sports, viewers of the arena’s opening game Thursday complained not about the floor but about a glare on the court caused by the iridescent ribbon board lining the upper level. That would seem easy enough to fix — turn off the board when the ball is in play. You can find a critique of the new arena here.

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