Here at SPORTSbyBROOKS, we claim to be many things. Foremost amongst those things are sports fans, admirers of the female form, and chroniclers of the human condition. One position we have never claimed as our own is that of civil engineer and/or architect. That said, we here at SbB are pretty confident in saying that an earthquake fault line is a pretty freaking bad place to build a college football stadium.
Unfortunately, SbB was not around 86 years ago to advise the University of California against building their football stadium directly atop the Hayward Fault line. Now the stadium is (surprise, surprise) crumbling away and, after exterminating the hippies from the premises, university officials have decided to bring the stadium up to modern earthquake-proofing standards. Guess who gets to pay for it? You guessed it - Cal’s ticket holders, loyal through decades of bad-to-mediocre football, will be footing the bill to the insane tune of up to $225,000…each.