They’re not harvesting the entire field like they did in last year’s Super Bowl, but the company that’s carved its own niche in the collectibles market is offering BCS championship sod to hungry Auburn fans.
For those who prefer their collectibles more organic, sod from the Auburn End Zone of the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game is now being sold online.
The sod was freshly installed after the Fiesta Bowl game and before the January 10th meeting to decide the national championship between Auburn University and the University of Oregon. This is the field where Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, and the Auburn Tigers football team defeated the Oregon Ducks 22 -19 to win their first National Championship since 1957.
The morning after the game a limited amount of the painted Auburn end zone was carefully removed by the grounds crew and Stadium Associates, LLC and is being “freeze dried and preserved” according to a new release.
This will be the second consecutive BCS National Championship Game sod removal and preservation that Stadium Associates has coordinated. "We are excited to offer Auburn fans the opportunity to own a piece of history with this unique and one of a kind game-used collectible,” said David Andres, President and Founder at Stadium Associates.
The preservation process takes several weeks and the collectibles will first ship in early February. Prices range from $20-99 depending on the type of display.