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Midwest City will hold grand opening for park's new basketball facility

Two new outdoor basketball courts, named Thunder and Rumble, are about ready to open at 301 S Douglas in Midwest City’s Regional Park. The city of Midwest City will hold a grand opening for the facility Tuesday evening.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 22, 2014 at 11:56 am •  Published: August 23, 2014

— The city of Midwest City will hold a grand opening for the new Regional Park Basketball Facility at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. The public is invited to attend.

The two new outdoor courts, named Thunder and Rumble, are at 301 S Douglas, next to the Reno Swim and Slide.

Vaughn Sullivan, community services director, said the courts will be ready for the public to use right after the grand opening.

The courts feature a Green Star high-efficiency lighting system, special finishes for the concrete floors, a 10-foot-tall vinyl coated chain link fence and covered spectator benches.

Each court has the Oklahoma City Thunder logo in the center and Midwest City’s Spirit Flies High logo along the perimeter. One court floor is finished in the Thunder blue tone, with the other court floor finished in a beige tone.

“The Thunder organization was kind enough to allow the city to use their team logo in the center of our courts. We think that adds to the special look and feel of the courts, giving us a great Thunder presence in Midwest City,” Sullivan said.

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