BY SPNW Staff 12:48PM 05/01/2014

Huskies unveil new Alaska Airlines court design

The court at Alaska Airlines Arena on the UW campus will have a new look for the 2014-15 season, notably a silhouette of the Seattle skyline and Space Needle.

The new court at Alaska Airlines Arena features a baseline-to-baseline silhouette of the Seattle skyline and shaded-in areas marking the 3-point line. / University of Washington

The University of Washington basketball program Thursday unveiled a new court design at Alaska Airlines Arena that features a baseline-to-baseline silhouette of the Seattle skyline with the Space Needle near center court. The floor also features a filled-in 3-point area that matches the wood tint of the skyline silhouette.

Washington began playing at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, which houses Alaska Airlines Arena, Dec. 27, 1927. The Huskies have recorded 946 wins in the facility, the most by any Division I program at its current home arena.

The facility is named in honor of Hec Edmundson, who coached the Huskies from 1921-47 and recorded a 488-195 record, the most victories by any Husky coach.


  • 1coolguy

    A new court design? How about a new coach?
    For the Huskies to not be in the top 25 and get into the 64 team NCAA’s each year should be looked upon as a failure.
    Romar has been here since 2002 and the program has been on the down slide. 12 years has long exceeded the time period for what he can do and it’s just not up to UW fans expectations. Softball, crew, football, volleyball and now baseball are prime examples.
    Time for someone new. Woodward, do your job, as you have in other UW sports.

  • poulsbogary

    Well, if we don’t like the product on the court, we can always enjoy the court itself.

  • Duck Fan

    Uninspired compared to Oregon’s court.

  • Dawgmo

    Hec Edmundson Pavillion doesn’t “house” anything but basketball! But hey, SPNW Staff, thanks for buying into whatever corporate entity is appropriating the naming rights this week.