New Cal Stadium May Not Be Ready For Fall Kickoff

Cal's new digs are taking a long time to get dug.

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    The $321 million renovations of Cal's football stadium may not be finished by the time the season begins Sept. 1. (Published Monday, Jun 11, 2012)

    The California Golden Bears will begin their 2012 football season in a "new" Cal Memorial Stadium -- whether the stadium is ready or not.

    And right now, with the first game Sept. 1 and crews working 12-hour days to hurriedly finish, the stadium may not be ready, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    An anonymous source spilled the following beans to Chronicle scoopmeisters Matier and Ross: the stadium's $321 million makeover is on schedule to go into overtime, with a delay in installing the field as well as a pause in fireproofing the press box contributing to a general push-back in the time needed to get the stadium game-ready, the newspaper reported.

    Cold, wet weather and other considerations were the culprits behind the delay, a spokeswoman said.