Timelapse of Verizon Center changeover
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Timelapse of Verizon Center changeover

Verizon Center staff cover the Capitals' ice with a basketball court just in time for the Wizards' game. The process of changing the arena floor from a hockey rink to a basketball court typically takes about three hours. The rink is covered with insulated flooring, seats and risers are brought in, and finally the hardwood court is laid out. Although doubleheaders are common, this specific changeover only happens once or twice a year. (Christopher Gregory/The Washington Post)

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