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Did You Know There’s A 30 Foot Basketball Hoop In Downtown Rockford?

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It’s amazing what surprises can be right around the corner. 

I had no idea this monstrosity was sitting right behind the new Sports Factory right downtown.

Wondering what it’s purpose was I wandered over to their website where they have this short explanation:

Located on the south side of the UW Health Sports Factory, Big Hoop stands tall along the riverwalk giving players and spectators a beautiful photo opportunity.

Big Hoop is 10 feet in diameter, 250 pounds, and 30 feet high. The backboard alone is 21 feet wide.

A member of the Rockford Park District team saw this hoop at a surplus store on the way to Huntley, so we purchased it for $450

So there you have it. There’s a 30 foot basketball hoop downtown for the same reason you bought that pack of Starbursts last time at the grocery. You saw it and wanted it. Pretty cool.

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Now if we could only do something about that ugly building behind it. Any ideas?


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