Oregon debuted its brand new $200 million arena last night during a 68-62 victory over USC. This arena answers the question, what if Nike could make the Oregon football uniforms into a large building? The court itself is a “brown-and-tan court that represents a skyward look through a fir forest clearing.” In short, its awesome.
Much like Onion SportsDome, you either love or hate Nike’s newest tribute to Pacific Northwest Excess. Just the fact that it is so very different from any court we’re used to is going to cause people to have a negative reaction. Some of the stuff that Nike does with Oregon is a little over the top, but overall, I like that they’re using them as the ultimate blank canvas to sketch on. Of course, maybe I just like ducks and trees.
[LA Times, Images via Getty]