You Know Those Basketball Games That Were Planned To Be Played On A Ship This Weekend? Big Surprise They Were Cancelled Because Of Wetness
[Source] - The men’s basketball game between No. 10 Florida and Georgetown on the deck of a ship was called off at halftime Friday night because the court became too wet. Florida led 27-23 at the break in the Navy-Marine Corps Classic when the matchup aboard the USS Bataan was stopped by the court condensation. The game will not count and will not be made up. ”It was all about student-athlete welfare,” said Alan Verlander, the director of sports and entertainment for the city of Jacksonville. ”We’ve got to go back to work and maybe become meteorologists and do some things different. We and the Navy are committed to the event and doing it right.” “Time of day is something we’ll examine,” Verlander said.
Event organizers said they want to do it again next year. The pomp and circumstance surrounding the game, as well as players and coaches interacting with military members, seemed like a good idea to everyone. All 3,800 seats were filled, even at $1,000 a ticket, and there were hundreds more standing in open areas around the court.