Memorial Stadium Vs. Stanford Stadium (Public vs. Private)
Original post made by Jim H. on Aug 28, 2012
Just a small example of what's wrong with the state and the UC system.
on Aug 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm
This is a fairly clueless and unfounded conclusion used to attack the whole UC system.
I think the UC system should be attacked for the way it has managed both its responsibilities and the huge salaries it has continued to give and raise to those managers. Where can I sign up for a job where the worse job I go the more I get paid?
But no rational argument is given here to attack the UC system based on anything measurable, no realistic comparison is done to account for the differences between the two venues and the cost differential. Just a biased attack on something the poster doesn't show that he knows anything about.
All in all not a very thought out comment, or conclusion.
on Aug 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm
>The renovation of the UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium renovation cost $321M and took about 21 months. Stanford Stadium was torn down and rebuilt for $90M in 9 months.
Jim H. - Good post. You nailed a specific example that is both practical and emblematic of the problem. UC Berkely is committed to and paralyzed by the public unions; Stanford is not. This tells me that the UC Berkely budget can and should be cut in half, as a starting point. It will then be forced to abrogate its public union contracts...a very good thing for most of California citizens!
on Aug 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Stanford Stadium's cost and speed = John Arrillaga.