Bootleg Video: Stanford Stadium Dig Begins

Perhaps you thought it was a bit of hyperbole when you heard that construction of the new Stanford Stadium would begin immediately following the Notre Dame game. Just minutes after the final gun Saturday night, two excavators and two dump trucks rolled onto the field at Stanford Stadium, moving dirt at midfield while the home crowd watched and cheered.

While the whirlwind of emotions generated by the 38-31 last-minute loss to Notre Dame were still rustling in our Cardinal conscience, the roar of heavy machinery quickly grabbed us.  Two excavators and two dump trucks rolled into Stanford Stadium immediately following the conclusion of the game, moving dirt at midfield to symbolize the construction of the new Stanford Stadium.  In order to have the new facility, which will look nothing like the 85-year old home of Stanford Football, ready come September 2006, there is no time to waste.

Stanford Stadium dig begins -

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Stanford Stadium dig begins

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