The billion-dollar cathedral Dallas owner Jerry Jones built in Arlington, Texas has already hosted far more events than simply Cowboys games. We have seen Final Fours, college football games and even an NBA All-Star Game.
Now “The House That Jerry Built” is seeing some stiff competition out in Santa Clara, Calif., and we’re not just talking about dollars spent. We’re also talking about hosting national-level college football games as well.
The soon-to-be completed, $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium will be the sparkling new, permanent home of the San Francisco 49ers.
According to reports, it may also be the 2014 home of one of the biggest rivalries in the history of college football, Cal vs. Stanford.
According to CBS Sports, however, “no snags” does not include what we as fans normally expect to be some sort of legal brew. Instead, Cal fans may be genuinely upset with this announcement. The program recently spent a whopping $320 million upgrading its home stadium. A number of Bears fans want to know the point of spending so much money to upgrade the building if the biggest game of the year is going to be played elsewhere.
It is a reasonable worry, but at the same time, this is only one, amazing game. The remodeled Cal stadium has been built for years of games and will enjoy years of, hopefully, winning.
In the meantime, fans on both sides of this heated rivalry can start making travel plans for an epic showdown in what promises to be one of the most amazing structures to ever hold an athletic event.