New Cal Stadium May Not Be Ready For Fall Kickoff

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

By Chris Roberts
|  Monday, Jun 11, 2012  |  Updated 9:05 PM PDT
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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.

The $321 million renovations of Cal's football stadium may not be finished by the time the season begins Sept. 1.

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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.

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