Home improvement: The return of Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium is more than a football field — it's a capsule of Cal's legacy.

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From December 1922 to November 1923, a coliseum was constructed at the foot of the Berkeley hills dedicated to the fallen California comrades of the Great War. On Sept. 1, 2012, a cannon will sound from Strawberry Canyon, marking a new chapter in the rich history of California sports. Memorial Stadium is back.
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Flawed from the beginning

CAMPUS ISSUES: The struggle to sell Memorial Stadium seats stems from overly optimistic revenue projections and an ill-conceived project.

The recently renovated Memorial Stadium’s new foundation may stand rock solid, but the same could not be said for the financing plan to cover the project’s roughly $320 million in costs. In spite of Cal Athletics’ and the campus administration’s best efforts to bring the stadium’s finances back onto a
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