Media Advisory: UC Berkeley announces change in athletic department leadership

ATTENTION: Print, online and broadcast reporters covering sports, local news and higher education

WHAT: A news conference to discuss a change in leadership in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of California, Berkeley. For details, link to the press release and a statement from UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.

WHEN: The news conference will start at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 27.


•              Chancellor Nicholas Dirks

•              Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour

•              Michael Williams, designated Interim Director of Athletics

WHERE: The Field Club, located on the first level of California Memorial Stadium and accessible through Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza on the west side of the facility. Media can enter through either Gate 2 at the north end of the stadium or Gate 5 at the south end of the stadium.

PARKING: Recommended parking areas near California Memorial Stadium are:

Witter Lot – Hourly guest parking is available in the Witter Lot above (east) of Memorial Stadium off Centennial Drive.

Underhill Garage – Hourly guest parking is available in the Underhill Garage located at the corner of College Avenue and Channing Way (entrance off Channing). This is the lot used for media parking on football gamedays and is about four blocks from the stadium.

Street parking – Street parking in the area may be available, but note that spots are limited to two hours.

Television van parking – A limited number of parking spaces will be reserved for television vans along Gridiron Way, which leads into the north end of Memorial Stadium off Stadium Rim Way. Contact Doug Drabik at or (510) 517-9059 in advance if a spot is needed.

For more information, see the campus map or this parking specific map.