Cal will announce Monday that it will play its 2011 home games at AT&T Park, a source said today. The school has announced a press conference for tomorrow morning at AT&T, which will be attended by athletic director Sandy Barbour, coach Jeff Tedford and Giants president Larry Baer.
Cal had been considering bids from AT&T Park, Candlestick Park and the Oakland Coliseum. The school was believed to see advantages and disadvantages of each venue. Candlestick obviously is the most outdated stadium and also the farthest away from Cal. The Coliseum could have been a scheduling headache with the A’s and Raiders also playing there, but it’s the closest to campus. The biggest drawback of AT&T is that it has a significantly less capacity than Candlestick or the Coliseum. But it also is the newest facility with the best amenities, and considering it is right off the Bay Bridge, it’s a tolerable location.
I’ll have more after the press conference tomorrow.