Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Stadium - Construction on Student Athlete Performance Center

Today I visited Memorial Stadium, chatted with a football buddy of mine, and took some pics!

Entering the construction zone...

Big holes are being made.

From the top of the stadium, pretty cool.

Inside fact - Cal was planning on keeping that tall tree Dumpster Muffin had taken habitat in, but had to cut it down because of the damage the tree-sitters inflicted. Isn't it ironic?

A pretty good look. They are going to install 4 huge exhaust fans on the west side of Memorial (on the insistence of the UC Regents) in case of a fire the air can quickly get out.

Also, they will build huge metal bars the vertical length of the stadium to "hold" Memorial from completely falling over / crumbling to the ground in case of an earthquake.

The first floor (bottom floor) plans including a picture of the presentation room (top left - although possibly with wider seats), weight room (top center), and weight room with the dining room overlooking it.

The second (top) floor plan including a picture of a hallway (top left), the dining area (top center), and the view from the plaza looking down the stairs going into the performance center (top right).

The locker room. They will go with the dark finish of the lockers.

And for those band folks out there, they are installing some arch metal beams in North Tunnel so that doesn't crumble onto poor band members. They will be able to storm out of North Tunnel as per usual, but they won't be able to hang out there while waiting to do so. Where will they wait? TBD... (my guess - inside the stadium in the endzone.)

Here is a link to a short video I took:

Go Bears!

Cal Football Money

The following is the amount of money each Pac-10 team earned from TV revenue in 2008. Note that Cal earned nearly $1 million more than stanfurd! If you’d like more information, go here: Note part of the reason Oregon State did so well is that the Beavers had a road game at Penn State (seating capacity 107,282).

Team 2008 TV revenue
USC $6,469,584
UCLA $4,905,922
Oregon State $4,864,571
Washington $4,740,518
California $4,388,159
Arizona State $4,091,777
Oregon $3,967,724
Stanford $3,449,961
Arizona $3,342,259
Wash. State $3,029,526

Monday, May 4, 2009

Some times for 2009 Cal Football Season

SEPT 5: Cal vs. Maryland, 7pm PST, ESPN2
SEPT 26: Cal @ Oregon, 12:30pm PST, ABC
OCT 3: Cal vs. USC, 5pm PST, ABC

Yes, I believe the 10pm EST time for the Maryland is payback for the 9am PST game last year! :)