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Memorial Stadium project

Project highlights, background, and updates

UC Berkeley's plans for a new athletic-training facility and a revitalized California Memorial Stadium have been enveloped in complex litigation since December 2006. This page offers easy access to complete and authoritative information, news, and source material related to the projects.

High Performance Center

Purpose: Safe and suitable facilities for 13 intercollegiate teams
Occupants: 450 students, coaches, and staff
Size: 142,000 square feet, plus a 68,000-square-foot rooftop plaza
Cost: $123 million or more (100% donor-funded)
Time to build: 3 years (6 months of site preparation, 2½ years of construction)


images of SAHPC and stadium Image gallery: Drawings of the proposed Student-Athlete High Performance Center, and archival photos of California Memorial Stadium.

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Stadium Update: The latest developments — from the project site, the courtroom and campus officials — are compiled in an ongoing blog. Also includes links to all previous news coverage of the project.

FAQ: Answers to common questions about the California Memorial Stadium project. 6.17.2008

Master plan for stadium announced 11.10.2005

Campus messages: Statements from top administrators and Cal Athletics officials about the Student-Athlete High Performance Center.


Timeline: A chronology of recent developments.

History of California Memorial Stadium

Landscape history: Questions and answers about the oak woodland west of Memorial Stadium. 10.25.2006

Native American research: An assessment of the Memorial Stadium site by independent archaeologists. 9/6/07

Source documents

Campus opposes petition to extend injunction during appeal (5.4Mb PDF) 8.1.2008

Petitioners' appeal (6.6Mb PDF) 7.25.2008

Judge Miller rules for campus: Text of the July 22, 2008, ruling by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Barbara Miller, allowing construction of the Student-Athlete High Performance Center. (181.1Kb PDF) 7.22.2008

Judge orders injunction lifted after seven days 7.22.2008

Court again denies tree-sitters' right to occupy grove 7.2.2008

Campus prevails in SAHPC suit; injunction remains: Text of the June 18, 2008, ruling by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Barbara Miller in three lawsuits challenging construction of the Student-Athlete High Performance Center. (4.1Mb PDF) 6.18.2008

Judge Keller declares tree-sit illegal 6.17.2008

Environmental Impact Report 12.5.2006

Community open house fact sheets (PDF) 3.13.2006