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200+ pieces, perfectly aligned: U.S. Cellular Center basketball court installed

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Crews at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids learned how to install the arena's basketball court Thursday.

It comes in more than 200 pieces that have to be put together and be perfectly aligned. The floor is portable can be laid down and taken apart at any time.

"The key is to make sure it's straight," said Greg Pierce with Robbins Sports Surfaces. "If the floor doesn't go down straight, then they just have all kinds of issues with large gaps and the locking devices don't line up and don't work."

The first time the floor will be used is when the Harlem Globetrotters come to town. That's scheduled to happen on Dec. 29.

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