Memorial Stadium community open house to be held Monday
10 March 2006
ATTENTION: Assignment desks, higher education writers, sports writers
A community open house at the University of California, Berkeley's Memorial Stadium. The informal event will allow neighbors and the public to hear more about plans to refurbish the historic stadium and about other proposed projects to transform the campus's southeast corner.
5:30-8 p.m., Monday, March 13
Hall of Fame Room, California Memorial Stadium
Enter from Prospect Street through the parking lot at the south end of the stadium and go to the left along the interior breezeway to Room 210. Signs will be posted for the event. The room is wheelchair accessible. Paid parking for the public is available in the Prospect lot on the stadium's south side.
Visitors can interact with project architects, engineers, campus staff and student athletes including:
- Sandy Barbour, UC Berkeley director of athletics
- Robert DeLiso, URS Corp., project manager
- Emily Marthinsen, UC Berkeley's chief planner for these projects
From 5:30-6:30 p.m., brief, "behind-the-scenes" tours of the stadium will be given every 15 minutes.
From 5:30-8 p.m., project updates will be available on:
- Cal Athletics and the proposed Student Athlete High Performance Center
- Law and Business Connection, the proposed building linking Berkeley's law and business programs
- Stadium design and seismic safety
- Stadium lighting, sound and use
- Historic preservation, landscape and public spaces
- Parking, circulation and emergency access