Hornets introduce retro court for six "Classic Night" games.
The Charlotte Hornets' iconic hardwood from the late '80s and 90s will return next season for select games as the franchise celebrates its 30th anniversary. The Hornets officially re-introduced the retro court today, announcing that it will be used for six "Classic Night" games, which will celebrate the history of the franchise and feature music and game presentation elements designed to take fans back to the Charlotte Coliseum of the late 1980s and 1990s.
Both baselines feature the words “Charlotte Hornets” in the classic Hornets font, while the apron on the non-bench side says “Hornets” with a classic Hornets logo. The court, based on the design used at the Charlotte Coliseum from 1995-97, features the classic Hornets logo at midcourt with a teal trail leading to the sideline, a teal honeycomb print inside the lane, and basketballs at the free-throw lines. Inside the three-point line on either end, the court features a teal-to-purple gradient along with the secondary 30th Anniversary logo, which consists of a white “30” inside a teal cell with the years “1988” and “2018” on either side.
“Classic Night” games will also honor some of the organization’s all-time great players and feature giveaways, including bobbleheads and T-shirts, that highlight some of the top players and moments in Hornets history, according to today's press release.
Of course, the team will be equipped with the classic white pinstriped uniforms for the six "Classic Nights" games.