The University of Connecticut has partnered with Artsman to create collections of distinctive items made from the historic court at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. Husky fans now have a chance to own a piece of the UConn history and can order any of the limited-edition items by visiting: UConnHuskies.com/GampelCourt
The collection ranges from wood blocks and mini courts to items like bottle openers and desk frames. Each piece is hand-crafted from game-used portions of the court, so no two items are alike.
With limited quantities of each item offered based on how much court was available to use, fans are encouraged to order their preferred items early. Production on the items will begin in a few weeks, so delivery will take up to four-to-six weeks from time of purchase.
The storied 33-year-old wood floor was installed at Gampel for its opening in January 1990 and has been sanded and refinished annually to keep it in playable condition — as UConn teams have garnered 16 national championships between the men’s and women’s basketball teams, and two Big East championships for UConn volleyball.
“Gampel Pavilion is one of the great college basketball venues in the country with so many Husky greats having taken that court, creating countless signature moments during the last 33 years,” says UConn Director of Athletics David Benedict.
UConn Harry A. Gampel Pavilion Court Introductory Collection
- General Court Area Wood Block (8″x1.5″) – Available in General UConn theme, Men’s Basketball theme or Women’s Basketball theme
- General Court Area Wood Block Bottle Opener (6″x1.5″)
- General Court Area Pendant – UConn Husky Logo printed on wood medallion
- General Court Area Mini Court (8.5″x4.5″)
- General Court Area Small Wood Block Desk Frame (3″x3″) – Available in General UConn theme, Men’s Basketball theme or Women’s Basketball theme
Future pieces and items will be available for purchase and up for a blind auction with further details to come. Continue to check the UConn Huskies website and the team’s social media accounts (@UConnHuskies) for the most up-to-date information.