Bears Could Be
Playing At AT&T Park
The Golden Bears are expected to announce they'll play their home games at AT&T Park in San Francisco during the 2011 season.
Cal's Sports Information Department sent out a release Sunday night announcing Monday's press conference scheduled to take place at AT&T Park, the home of baseball's San Francisco Giants. That Giants president Larry Baer will be present Monday helps connects the dots, as does the Cal source who sent a text message to OGS late Sunday night confirming "a stadium announcement."
Cal has played its home games at historic Memorial Stadium since 1923. In 2005, the school announced a two-stage plan to overhaul its athletic facilities, and just a few months ago approved $321 million to renovate the stadium, a project slated to begin next month and be completed by the 2012 season.
The Golden Bears still have two open dates to fill for the non-league portion of their schedule in September 2011. Same goes for early 2012, but Cal will welcome Big Ten foes Northwestern and Ohio State in September 2013.