I got off the phone with Deputy Director of Athletics Steve Holton a few minutes ago and found out a couple of interesting things:
–Because of the poor economy, coach Jeff Tedford has agreed to have the team bus to the UCLA game this season rather than fly. The Bears usually take charter flights to all road games, but the UCLA game is close enough that the team will travel by bus and save the athletic department a good chunk of change.
–The seating capacity at the renovated Memorial Stadium will be about 62,000. That’s a little lower than I first understood the plan to be, but Holton said the designs always had the capacity being slimmed to around that mark. The exact capacity still hasn’t been decided, but it will be about 10,000 seats less than what it is now.