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The Bucks played on the Robert Indiana-designed floor at the MECCA from 1977 until 1988. (PHOTO: Milwaukee Bucks)

In "Return to the MECCA," Bucks to use replica of Robert Indiana's iconic floor

When the Bucks host the Celtics on Oct. 26 in the much-anticipated "Return to the MECCA" game, they will be playing on a replication of the "court that made Milwaukee famous."

A replica of the iconic Robert Indiana-designed floor that the Bucks played on from 1977 through the team's final season in the MECCA in 1988 will be used at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena for next Thursday's game, which tips off at 7 p.m. Read more about the "Return to the MECCA" game, part of the Bucks' 50th anniversary celebration, here.

"On this special night at the MECCA, it's only fitting for fans to have another chance to see the Bucks play on this iconic court," Dustin Godsey, Milwaukee Bucks chief marketing officer, said in a statement. "Robert Indiana's famously designed floor is a major part of the legacy of the Bucks and the city of Milwaukee, and we're proud to celebrate the team's heritage in our 50th Anniversary season."

The court that will be used for Thursday's game was painted by ProStar Surfaces, the official floor contractor and supplier of the Milwaukee Bucks, and it was provided by Connor Sports. The paint, supplied by Bona, will match the original court's paint design. The replication of the famous Robert Indiana floor was made possible thanks to Artists Rights Society and the Morgan Art Foundation, which represents the rights and permission interests of artist Robert Indiana, according to the Bucks.


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