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Oakland A's owner Stephen Schott gives $4 million to start fund for new Bronco baseball stadium
The announcement follows the Jan. 27 unanimous approval by the Santa Clara City Council of a change in its El Camino Real master plan, giving the green light to develop detailed plans for a 1,500-seat, grass-field stadium. It will be located east of the University’s intramural and baseball practice fields, across El Camino Real at
Preliminary plans for the $7.5 million stadium project call for: chairback seating, VIP suite, clubhouse, locker rooms, press box, batting cages, concessions, ticket office, restrooms, and parking.
“I’m grateful to my classmate and former
Schott said,“This facility has been a long-time dream and is now a reality.”
“We intend to build a state-of the-art stadium,” he said. “I am as excited as the rest of the athletic department and alumni about this project."
Schott, owner and managing partner of the A’s since 1995, is president and owner of Citation Homes,
"This is such an exciting time for the Bronco baseball program," said SCU baseball coach Mark O'Brien. "We are in the process of building a program that can return
The Broncos open their 2004 season Friday with a three-game series versus the University of California, Riverside, followed by a two-game opening homestand on Feb. 9-10 against Brigham Young University.
Baseball has been played at the University since 1883, and for the last few decades the team shared Buck Shaw Stadium first with football, then men’s and women’s soccer. Bronco baseball has produced 46 major leaguers, 26 All-Americans, and 212 all-conference performers while capturing 10 league championships and making 12 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including a national runner-up finish in the 1962 College World Series.
"I am delighted that we can build a new home for our baseball program," said Cheryl Levick, SCU director of athletics and recreation. "This is a long-awaited addition to our first-class athletics complex at
Today’s announcement came a week after the University announced it had passed the $200 million mark in its $350 million fund-raising campaign, to raise money for scholarships, faculty, technology, and new buildings including a new library and business school.
MEDIA: To arrange an interview with Steve Schott, contact Sam Spear, 925-256-7810.
To arrange an interview with Cheryl Levick, contact Richard Kilwien, at 408-554-2114.