The 3-point line in men’s basketball was not always mainstream. Most people under the age of 30 will hardly recall a time when the 3-point line was not a rule. Despite familiarity with the 3-point line, colleges are required to update their basketball courts to comply with a new NCAA rule.
Sports facility design today is also influenced by compliance issues, safety and liability concerns, and economic realities. Yet, greener, multi-purpose courts with higher artistic appeal and spectator comfort are the biggest contemporary trends in basketball complex design.