This pen is crafted from authentic Palestra floor, which was in use from 1927-2008.
- Measuring 5" long and a slim 7/16" in diameter, this rhodium-plated rollerball pen features the floor wood twice: the barrel is turned from the wood and the painted surface is set in the top. Engraved with arena name. Ships with rollerball cartridge (Schmidt P8126 or P8127) and can also accept "Parker style" ballpoint refill cartridges.
- Also available in the Classic style, with ships with and accepts only ballpoint cartridges. This style has been discontinued as it will no longer be produced after current stock is sold.
- Officially licensed by the University of Pennsylvania, each pen comes gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Additional Product Information
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. For more information, please visit Collegiate Authentication.
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