|Colorado's floor is 16 years old and can now be yours, if you happen to have the money, space and fetish. (US Presswire)|
I guess this one is tailor-made for some rich impresario with ties to the University of Colorado basketball and/or volleyball programs. Because, really, who has the space for a 112-by-60-foot floor?
Rest assured, there is always an insufferable tycoon or two with more than enough room and pocket cash to live out another facet of his athletic dreams.
Still, if you've got $5,000 and a gymnasium in need of some new hardwood, you can prevent that from happening. Colorado's floor from the Coors Event Center was recently posted on your favorite site and mine, Higheredsurplus.com, and is being auctioned at a bargain bin price. (How much do you think Cameron's floor would honestly go for? Six times as much? Ten?)
The floor is a Robbins "AllStar plus" portable maple basketball floor. Size is 60ft by 112ft, with a separate extension of identical construction which is 48ft by 24ft. Floor has been sanded and stripped down once. The floor was initially purchased in 1996. This flooring is being sold AS/IS WHERE/IS with NO warranty or refunds. It is the sole responsibility of the winning bidder to provide for the removal of this flooring including any costs, labor and truck(s) to remove. Please ask any questions you may have before bidding.Ah, yes. So, really, with moving costs -- and it's not like you can rent a U-Haul and take care of this yourself, nor would anyone want to -- this floor's likely going to run someone closer to eight grand.
The auctioneers list the maple's condition as "FAIR," for what that's worth, which is, after all, apparently five bones.
It currently sits in storage, awaiting a new owner, with memories of Chauncey Billups and Alec Burks stifled in the stacks of puzzle-pieced maple.