Stanford Football Announces 2006 Schedule
Feb. 23, 2006
The Grand Opening of the New Stanford Stadium is scheduled for September 16, 2006 when the Cardinal hosts Navy in Stanford's home opener. Other home games scheduled to played in the New Stadium in 2006 include Washington State, Arizona, USC and Oregon State.
Construction of the New Stadium began on November 26, 2005 and is currently ongoing with crews working 16-hour days. The Grand Opening is tentative based on construction schedules throughout the next six months, but he $90 million project will provide Stanford and its fans with one of the premier college football facilities in the nation.
In addition to announcing its home schedule, the Cardinal's September 9 game with San Jose State has been moved to Spartan Stadium, Athletic Director Bill Walsh announced.
'The ongoing construction of the Stadium has continued at a rapid pace,' said Walsh, 'and we're extremely pleased with the progress. It's projected to be done on time. But, in moving the San Jose State game to Spartan Stadium, we feel it gives us that extra week to assure ourselves that the Stadium will be 100 percent ready. Also, Stanford and San Jose State have a long tradition of playing football against one another and it's appropriate to have a game at Spartan Stadium on occasion,' he said.
Stanford will open the 2006 season with a road game at Oregon in a key Pacific-10 Conference matchup on September 2. Following the SJS game on September 9, the Cardinal will host the Grand Opening of Stanford Stadium on September 16 against the Naval Academy.
The remaining home games include Washington State on September 23, Arizona on October 14 in the Homecoming Game, national powerhouse USC on November 4 and Pac-10 rival Oregon State on November 18. The 109th Big Game vs. California will be played on December 2 in Berkeley.
2006 Stanford Football Schedule
Sept. 2 at Oregon
Sept. 9 at San Jose State
Sept. 16 Navy
Sept. 23 Washington State
Sept. 30 at UCLA
Oct. 7 at Notre Dame
Oct. 14 Arizona
Oct. 21 at Arizona State
Nov. 4 USC
Nov. 11 at Washington
Nov. 18 Oregon State
Dec. 2 at California