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Rethinking UC’s stadium

Robert Breuer
Monday September 30, 2002

To the Editor: 


Contrary to Tom Bates’ cynical response, I can only applaud Mayor Shirley Dean’s suggestion that UC take a real look at stadium alternatives before sinking untold millions into retrofitting decrepit Memorial Stadium. Considering the alternatives, the university ought to seriously consider an adaptive use of Golden Gate Fields, a place with substantial existing facilities, great freeway access, lots of parking and a 10 minute shuttle bus ride from campus. The horse track’s owners would certainly entertain an inventive business partnership with UC athletics and the net gain to both parties could prove substantial. 


Robert Breuer