I got my second tour of Memorial Stadium on Thursday, and the place looked substantially different than it did when I visited in April.
The $321 million project is not done — not close –but Cal officials are supremely confident it will be in time for the Bears’ Sept. 1 opener vs. Nevada.
Project manager Bob Milano laid out the timetable for what’s left to do, including when the new artificial turf will be laid.
He said that should be done by Aug. 15 — in time for the football team to get several practices in on the field before the opener.
I’ll tell you this: The place is going to be impressive. The concourse — level 3 — is two to three times as wide as in the old stadium. The views through open arches — blocked for decades — provide postcard vistas of the Bay.
Here’s my story and a photo slide show by Ross Cameron.