The Ford Field floor (try saying that three times fast) where the North Carolina Tarheels won the 2009 NCAA Basketball Championship is being cut up for a sale aimed at Tarheel fans.
Chunks of hardwood are being readied for shipment as the floor from the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship gets sawed into small sections.
Steiner Sports Memorabilia, Inc. and Tar Heel Sports Properties have donated a portion of the floor o Coach Roy Williams and the University of North Carolina Athletics Department.
To commemorate the Tar Heels¹ fifth national title, Steiner Sports is selling pieces of the floor online beginning, via tarheelblue.com and steinersports.com. Approximately 200 of the pieces will be autographed by Coach Williams and several members of the championship team.
"The Tar Heels have such a widespread, tremendous fan base across the country that we knew if we were able to capture a part of this year¹s Final Four and make that available to them, it would be valuable,² said Pete Kelly of Steiner Sports Memorabilia, Inc.
³We wanted to do something special to mark the Tar Heels¹ 2009 championship,² said Gary Sobba, general manager of Tar Heel Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports and the multimedia rights holder of UNC Athletics. "The floor is expected to go on sale today. We expect this to be immensely popular and fans can order the floor on-line. What an outstanding memory to grab hold of from the Tar Heels¹ victory in Detroit."