Friday, September 14, 2007

Battle of winless teams still draws enthusiasm

Saturday’s home opener at Cal Poly’s “newly renovated” Alex G. Spanos Stadium should be quite an event.
While the Mustangs are 0-2 for the first time since 2002, there is no lack of enthusiasm for the nonconference football game against winless Weber State (0-1). [See today's Weber State team preview here. The Cal Poly preview runs Saturday along with our traditional Gameday Page.]
After two (three, or is it four?) years of renovations, the stadium is truly complete – pressbox and all.
The current capacity is 11,750 and, as of today at 4 p.m., only 500 reserved tickets are left.
I’m no math major, but I’m guessing the stadium record of 9,387 fans for the UC Davis game in 2004 could come crumbling down tomorrow.
Cal Poly fans also are jacked up about having a designated tailgate area for the first time.
With ESPN Radio doing a “Cal Poly Gameday” show 90 minutes before kickoff outside the stadium (I’m slated to kill ratings with a 5 p.m. appearance), tailgating, a sold-out crowd and a completed west concourse, game day is starting to take on a whole new meaning at 1 Grand Ave.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You got it right on Brian! Should be a new record and the upgraded facilites, students in town and weather will make it perfect! Looking foward to a great time!

Go Poly!