UC Berkeley Haas Pavilion Floor Bottle Opener

How to get a "wow" from a Cal fan? This bottle opener is constructed of authentic tongue & groove court flooring removed during renovation of Haas Pavilion in 2017.
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Court was in use from 2000 - 2017. Selected pieces that feature your choice of mostly blue or blue, gold & natural. Officially licensed by the University of California, Berkeley, each opener is boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity. Note: as each opener is unique, amount of markings and positioning may differ from image shown.

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.

Each bottle opener measures approximately 7" long by 1 5/16" wide

In 2017 the University of California at Berkeley approached Tokens to craft VIP gifts from their retiring Haas Pavilion basketball court. We were present during the removal and worked with the demolition crew on selecting the best sections of court for this project.

Haas Pavilion

Haas Pavilion stands alongside such iconic campus structures as Memorial Stadium, Greek Theatre, the Campanile, California Hall and the Doe Library. The Haas Court was named in honor of Pete Newell who led Cal to the National Championship in 1959. This floor was a dedicated basketball installation and was used from 2000 - 2017. In 2017 the floor was replaced, Cal Athletics and Tokens salvaged certain sections to transform into gift items and furniture.

Besides approaching us for bottle openers and pens made specifically from one of the two "Cal" markings on their floor, Cal presented a unique request. They wanted Tokens to help gift the Newell family with the large floor section bearing their name. As Pete Newell had passed away nearly ten years prior, the task became how to share this floor with his four sons who are all involved with basketball in one way or another. Tokens' solution was four coffee tables each with a portion of the floor markings.

The Haas Pavilion section was also saved and turned into an industrial art wall hanging, which now resides in the athletic offices inside the arena.

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