Palestra At Penn Bottle Opener
Item Code: TC-64PENN
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The Palestra opened in 1927 and was named by Professor William N. Bates after the ancient Greek word "palaestra," which was a public rectangular room in which athletes, especially wrestlers, practiced and competed. The Palestra is home to the University of Pennsylvania's basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams. It has hosted more games, visiting teams and NCAA Tournaments than any other arena and was the original site of the Philadelphia Big 5 intra-city conference featuring Penn, Saint Joseph's, Temple, La Salle, and Villanova. The Palestra has been integral to the history of college basketball and described as "one of the true gems of the sports world, right up there with Wrigley Field" by Basketball Analyst, Jay Bilas.
This bottle opener is crafted from authentic Palestra floor, which was in use from 1927-2008.
Wood features scuffs and scratches of the floor which has hosted the most, 52, NCAA Men's Basketball Tournaments. Quality nickel-plated hardware.
Measures 6-1/2" and engraved with arena name.
Officially licensed by the University of Pennsylvania, each bottle opener comes gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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* Due to the unique nature of this item, the item received may vary from the photograph.
* Note: Due to the age of the wood, the surface may have some imperfections from game-use. Product received may differ slightly from image due to the uniqueness of the source material.