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Thursday, June 09, 2005
Anything We Can Do, Stanfurd Does Better?
Berkeley has seemingly been the butt of media attention lately, especially following the poor news with the Greeks, Los Alamos, etc. But now, Berkeley is being put to shame over, of all things, its stalling stadium renovation plans. New plans are in the works to put a $85 million new stadium in Palo Alto by the 2006 season - and they're just starting now. I guess there's something to be said about having a strong donor program and a fraction of Cal's bureaucracy. Compare the facts:
Cal has only raised $25 million - Stanford needs almost $25 million to finish
Cal has spent five years in preliminary stages - Stanford will finish in three
Cal has won the last three Big Games - Stanford won around 3 games in 2004
Two out of three ain't bad I guess.
The San Jose Mercury News elaborates on this in a decent article while pointing out that the new Cardinal Stadium will have 30,000 less seats than the current venue. This means one of two things: either the Big Game will have to be moved during away years, or Cal students will be screwed out of a large percentage of its seating bloc it usually receives for the rivalry game. Neither scenario is very promising.Email This Post!
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