Stanford Stadium nearing its goal

L.A. Cicero Raul Ramirez of Total Quality Maintenance sprays the stadium seats with a power washer to remove dust.

Raul Ramirez of Total Quality Maintenance sprays the stadium seats with a power washer to remove dust.

Athletics officials gave the media a sneak preview Tuesday of the nearly completed Stanford Stadium, which has been undergoing an expedited $90 million renovation since November. Above, Raul Ramirez of Total Quality Maintenance sprays the stadium seats with a power washer to remove dust. The preview included a sampling of the food offerings that will be featured throughout the venue, including the brand-new “Farm Dog,” a 100 percent organic all-beef hotdog on a whole-wheat bun. All of the bleachers have been installed, the grass has been planted and 75 percent of the seats in the 50,000-seat complex have been sold in anticipation for the Sept. 16 grand opening game against Navy, officials said. “About a month from now, we’re all going to have an awful lot of fun in what is really nothing short of a miracle in terms of what has happened over the last nine months here,” said Robert Bowlsby, director of athletics. For more information about the stadium and season tickets (including a ‘Select Your Seat Sale’ on Sept. 10), call 650-725-STADIUM or visit www.stanfordstadium.com.