The countdown is on for the Green Bay area debut of the WIAA girls state basketball tournament starting Thursday at the Resch Center.
Action Two News has a behind-the-scenes look.
The Resch Center makeover is officially underway.
The work starts early Monday morning as crews covered the hockey rink, then begin laying down the basketball floor.
Piece by piece, the Resch starts looking like the new home for the girls state basketball tournament.
'It's action time. It's ready, set, go, and the teams are set, so we're getting our building ready to go," says Cora Haltaufderheid, Chief Operation officer for PMI Entertainment Group.
While the floor goes in, other crews start setting up chairs for the 18,000 fans who've already bought tickets, as of Monday.
"What you don't see behind the scenes is the concession stands are being filled right now. The glass is getting cleaned. The floors are getting scrubbed, and all the orders are starting to roll in," says Haltaufderheid.
PMI says its has about 45 people working nonstop from now through Thursday to make sure everything is ready.
"You know, when you win a contract for two years, you've got one time to make a first impression and our goal is, and the community backing is really key. And I'm very confident in what our staff can do, and I'm very confident the city is right for this girls tournament," says Haltaufderheid.
All of the action is not just at the Resch.
Fifteen-hundred shirts, jackets and sweat pants are being made over with the WIAA logo and names of all the state-bound teams.
"It's great that the event coordinators looked at keeping it local. I think everyone's come out to do their best to support the tournament," says Tracy Boyd, Marketing Coordinator for the Elite Group.
The De Pere based printing company will spend the next few days completing this order.
"What's really special is being part of this inaugural event that hopefully we can put our little mark on it to make it a special event for everyone that attends," says Boyd.
After months of planning, it all comes down to this week.
"Wednesday, we'll put our happy faces on and be ready to go," says Haltaufderheid.
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