Berkeley artisan Ron Trumble brings his lifetime of woodworking skills to this bench collection created for fans of the Cal Bears. Using Japanese joinery techniques, he attaches elegant yet sturdy legs to 56" sections of reclaimed Cal Memorial bench seating or hardwood basketball floor from Haas Pavilion.
Basketball floor are the painted sections as shown, for Memorial Stadium, note the faded original iconic blue paint and the weathered surface from which Cal fans cheered the Bears throughout the years and the seat numbers are still visible.
Each bench is subtly engraved "Made of Seat From California Memorial Stadium"
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DUE TO LICENSING RESTRICTIONS PLEASE NOTE WE ARE UNABLE TO SHIP COLLEGIATE LICENSED ITEMS TO CANADA.
Warning: This product may contain one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
When renovation on the Stadium began in 2010, Cal Athletics officially licensed Tokens & Icons to offer gift items and furniture from the historic venue's benches. As much of the wood was painted long ago with lead based paint, Tokens & Icons carefully hand-selected and is working solely with the more recent lead-free painted benches. Tokens & Icons hand-picked and transported bench wood and stanchions previous to the renovation of California Memorial Stadium.
Cal Memorial Stadium Renovation
From the time California Memorial Stadium opened in 1923, Golden Bear fans faithfully cheered from blue and gold seats for 88 seasons, creating scores of unforgettable memories for generations of football fans. In 2009 & 2010 Cal Memorial was renovated & Cal Athletics officially licensed Tokens & Icons to offer gift items and selected us to be an official partner for accessories & furniture from the historic venue's benches. We hand-picked and transferred the bench wood to our warehouse facility in Berkeley, California.
In addition to the Cal Memorial wood items, Tokens also works with Cal game used uniforms, footballs and helmets. Several paths to elicit a "where on earth did you get that?" from the Bears fan in your life.