The NBA’s newest additions to its concrete flooring lineup will make their debut during the 2017-18 season on Monday.
The NBA will announce its plans for a concrete floor during its media day on Monday, March 17, with an announcement likely coming within the next two weeks.
The league has long said it wants to expand its existing flooring to cover more arenas.
Last year, the league announced it was in discussions with the state of Colorado to begin work on a concrete surface at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
The league had previously said it was working with the Denver City Council to get the project approved.
The concrete floor has been around for some time and was a critical component of the city’s renovation of the Pepsi Pavilion.
The team has played on a 3,500-foot-long concrete floor since the 1990s, and the facility was renamed the Pepsi Arena for the concrete floor.
This year, Denver is working to build a new, taller concrete floor on the north side of the arena.
The new concrete floor was designed by Chicago-based architects WPA Associates and will be made of “concrete-grade cement and steel, which will allow the concrete to flex, bend and expand, allowing the floor to support more players,” according to the league.
Concrete flooring is typically used to replace asphalt floors and will provide more stability, according to WPA.
Concedent will replace concrete at the new Pepsi Center, which is expected to open in 2021.