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Cal’s new football field features the fault line its stadium sits upon

Aug 8, 2017, 7:50 AM

The Cal Golden Bears’ stadium was built in 1923, and unfortunately, it was done so on top of an active fault line.

Protecting it from any damage is a $321 million renovation project to prevent that scene from “The Dark Knight Rises” from happening and taking Pac-12 after dark to the extreme.

Anyway, Cal is owning this long-ago oversight.

The Golden Bears have put down a new turf field for the upcoming 2017 season, and it’s complete with a jagged line in the north end zone that marks where the Hayward Fault runs.

The 74-mile long Hayward Fault runs almost directly from end zone to end zone at California Memorial Stadium and parallel to the more well-known San Andrea Fault.

Here’s a stadium-wide perspective of the new Cal field, complete with fault lines and all.

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Cal’s new football field features the fault line its stadium sits upon