Chancellor Birgeneau made a few comments regarding the stadium construction progress at a presentation this morning in Sibley Auditorium that I attended. The Chancellor was taking a break from a 5-hour conference call of Pac-12 leaders, where they were to decide whether to stay with the BCS or campaign for a playoff system.
- construction progress was one month behind due to rain, but the contractors have caught up due to the unusually dry weather.
- the contract says that the work is to be finished by August 28
- the first game is September 1, leaving little margin for error
- during Homecoming week (October 5-6-7) there will be an open house at the stadium and the Simpson Center