Anchorage's Largest Public Court Facilities Get a Remodel
Kyler Bagley of Alaska Industries applies a second coat of pain on the new maple floor at AT&T Sports Pavilion in Anchorage.
PHOTO: Courtesy Roy Neese/AT&T Sports Pavilion
ANCHORAGE -- Anchorage’s largest public court facility will re-open with a state-of-the-art maple floor in mid-September. The AT&T Sports Pavilion is putting the finishing touches on a 35,000-square-foot Robbins’ Sportwood Floor System that promises to be kinder to joints and bones. Work began on the floor in early August, and the new courts will be open for public use on September 16.
The courts are used for basketball, volleyball, Futsal, dodgeball, badminton, LARPing and other court sports. The Pavilion offers a preschool playtime on weekdays for preschool age children and offers low-cost “open gym” several times a week. Courts are regularly used by numerous sports groups, but also can be rented to individuals by the hour.
“We frequently rent facilities for a variety of non-sporting events from meetings and trade shows to craft fairs and birthday parties,” said Jeremy Johnson, AT&T Sports Pavilion manager.
The AT&T Sports Pavilion first opened in 2001. It includes seating for 500+ spectators and houses four full-size courts, as well as a 60X40 yard turf field that is used for soccer, indoor flag and tackle football, lacrosse, bocce ball, ultimate Frisbee and other turf-related sports. Owners of the Pavilion also own the Subway Sports Center Ice Arena next door.
The new maple floor was installed by Alaska Industries of Wasilla, a company that has been installing all types of flooring in Alaska since 1978. They’ve won numerous awards for their work in the state and have installed many of the gym floors in schools statewide, and on the military bases.
Many athletes like wood floors better because they are more shock absorbing. They’re also more durable over time. For more information, visit www.omalleysports.com or call 907-868-4304.
Posted: September 12, 2013