Avinash: Back to Memorial. It'll be the same, but in some ways very different than before.
The stadium will finally be caught up to the rest of the big college environments. It'll have a modern press box, better concessions and more importantly a real locker room. There will be annoying things, like stuffy suits on the West Side, possibly loud advertisements and in-game music. But that's the cost of doing business right now. Most of the traditions we grew up with should mostly stay the same.
Of course, the East Side which most of us sit on will still definitely be the same. All hail the endless line of portable toilets!
What are you looking forward to the most about coming back to Memorial? What causes you the most concern?
Second factor: The possible failed transferring of gameday traditions and environment. Old Memorial had character. It was run-down, messy, cracking, and home. This reminds me a bit of when Cal transitioned from Harmon Gym to Haas Pavilion. Harmon Gym and Old Memorial rocked. Haas Pavilion lost much of that character, and Cal is even now trying to build that back up. I sincerely hope this does not occur with New Memorial.
solarise: The noise level. We took away seats @ Memorial to bring more Eugene, Oregon to Strawberry Creek. I'd like to hear the Cal fans roar and bring the noise to every game. Our Golden Bears have typically excelled at home. Getting our fan support should make Memorial an even more intimidating place to play every Saturday.