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Bears to add video board, lights for 2013 season

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BERKELEY -- Before this afternoon's CaliforniaClick PHOTO FEATURE: The Day in Photos Here to view this Link. Baseball Alumni Game, Stu Gordon -- former Bears pitcher and one of the major forces behind Save Cal Baseball and now the Cal Baseball Foundation -- announced that, for the 2013 baseball season, Evans Diamond will be getting a much-needed facelift.
Following approval by the University, the athletic department and after going through the environmental impact vetting process, the decades-old facility will be getting improvements that have only been talked about in hushed tones for years.
"We will start the construction process of putting lights on this field, both on Haas Pavilion and in the outfield. At long last, Cal baseball is going to have lights on Evans Diamond," Gordon said before the game.
"Also, we're going to take a relic of the past -- and I'm not talking about me -- but I'm talking about that scoreboard, is going to be history, and we're going to have a brand new, video scoreboard -- state-of-the-art -- for our baseball team, our baseball field, and for all of you fans," Gordon continued. "We're ready to go. We're going to start construction either in late November or early December, and we're hoping that al construction is complete for our first home Pac-12 game on March 28, 2013. We said we'd do it, and we're going to have it done, and it's going to be fantastic for all you fans and all you players going forward."
The Bears are scheduled to open the non-conference portion of the schedule on Feb. 15 against Michigan in a three-game set at Evans Diamond. Cal opens conference play at home on March 28 against USC for a three-game set.