With the 2014 football season right around the corner, logistical problems for the night game of Cal vs. Oregon at Levi's Stadium are starting to pop up.
A lack of game-night parking has the 49ers putting the brakes on high-profile "Monday Night Football" games at their new, billion-dollar stadium in Santa Clara.
The Niners have always counted on neighboring businesses and other outfits to provide 21,000 parking spaces on game days for fans at Levi's Stadium.
That will work fine on Sundays, when no one's toiling away at those businesses. It will be a different story, however, if 68,500 fans converge for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff and all those lots are full of employees' cars.
Santa Clara officials tell us the hope is that many Cal students will take buses that the university is providing to the Oct. 24 game at Levi's Stadium, easing the demand for parking.
Besides that, it's been a quiet couple of days for Cal Athletics.
- A pair of authors with Cal ties discuss the problems plaguing collegiate athletics—and the situation at Cal specifically—for the alumni magazine
- The 2013 report on giving to Cal Athletics
- Chancellor Dirks's holiday address (YouTube video autoplays; they won't let me embed it. Boo!)
- It's picture day!
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) December 10, 2013
- Some more good news for people who love bad news:
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 9, 2013
- Third-round pick WR Keenan Allen is proving his first-round talent by setting a Chargers record for receptions by a rookie with the Chargers record for rookie reception yards in sight. We told you so.
- WR Jeremy Ross also had a big day, returning a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in a snow-covered field and celebrating with a snow angel. Video of the kickoff return and punt return (and snow angel!)
- And Tedford Watch 2013 continues:
— 93.1 KTIK The Ticket (@ktik931fm) December 9, 2013
— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 10, 2013