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A Peek Inside Memorial Stadium Construction
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  03/07/2012

March 7, 2012

BERKELEY - With the first game scheduled in a newly renovated California Memorial Stadium just under six months away, recently toured the facility to get a first-hand look at the construction progress. From field level to the main concourse to the top of the press box, the facility remains on track to be game ready for the Sept. 1 opener against Nevada.

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Among the many new features fans will see upon returning to Strawberry Canyon are:

  • A wider main concourse with new and expanded restrooms and concession areas on the west side
  • Improved access around the facility, including new wheelchair seating areas
  • A modernized public address system
  • State-of-the art scoreboards with enhanced video and graphics capabilities within the existing structures at the north and south ends of the stadium
  • An Endowment Seating Program area (approximately 3,000 seats) that will include chair-back seating and access to three club levels (Field Club, Stadium Club and University Club)
  • Benches with backs and additional legroom from the goal line to the 30-yard line on the west side
  • No more wooden benches - all are being replaced with aluminum seating

For more details about the stadium, including information on a variety of season-ticket packages to fit every budget as well as how to participate in ESP, visit

2012 California Football Schedule
Date            Opponent                 Location
Sat., Sep. 1    vs. Nevada               Berkeley
Sat., Sep. 8    vs. Southern Utah        Berkeley
Sat., Sep. 15   at Ohio State            Columbus, Ohio
Sat., Sep. 22   at USC                   Los Angeles, Calif.
Sat., Sep. 29   vs. Arizona State        Berkeley
Sat., Oct. 6    vs. UCLA                 Berkeley
Sat., Oct. 13   at Washington State      Pullman, Wash.
Sat., Oct. 20   vs. Stanford             Berkeley
Sat., Oct. 27   at Utah                  Salt Lake City, Utah
Fri., Nov. 2    vs. Washington           Berkeley
Sat., Nov. 10   vs. Oregon               Berkeley
Sat., Nov. 17   at Oregon State          Corvallis, Ore.

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