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Another venerable institution is being razed this month — this one also home to a team called the Cardinals. Um, sorry, that's Cardinal. Stanford Stadium was built in 1921, in part inspired by the ancient Roman amphitheater in Pompeii, Italy. And what gladiators it played host to — Frankie Albert, John Brodie, Jim Plunkett, John Elway ... and possibly the greatest pro quarterback matchup ever, Joe Montana vs. Dan Marino in the 1985 Super Bowl. Herbert Hoover accepted the 1928 Republican Presidential nomination there, as was the 1995 World Cup.

Actually it's a renovation, with the 85,000-seat structure being reduced to about 50,000. But everything must go, including the old benches which witnessed all those Stanford band shenaningans, like the time they formed a giant penis as a salute to Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer. You can watch it all on live cam here. A little sad, actually.

Stanford Stadium Cam