A new era has arrived.
As the Ballarat Miners and Ballarat Rush gear-up to play its final games at the Minerdome over the coming weeks, the city of Ballarat is getting ready to usher in a new age of basketball.
Participation rates have never been higher, and interest in the game both at a local and professional level are as healthy as they have ever been.
And with a $24 million multi-purpose indoor sports facility set to open this week, not to mention the possibility of the first Miners championship in 18 years, the stage is set for a new golden age of basketball in Ballarat.
To commemorate the shift, The Courier will conduct a series of sit-down interviews with some of the game's local personalities.
And not many are more qualified to talk about the old days than former Ballarat Miners player Glenn White.
As captain of the Miners for three seasons, White played in the inaugural Ballarat Miners team of 1985 and was a part of the side's 1989 team which won the Victorian Championships, SEABL and Country Championships all in the same year.
"The Minerdome got very loud," he said.
"We'd be packed every home game and they were great memories, we had some great supporters who loved basketball at that time and that's one of my great memories."
Watch our interview with Glen White here.