By Ray Hamill — After arriving in Humboldt County on Friday to begin preparation for the upcoming season, it is conceivable the San Jose State Spartans could play a game or two at the Redwood Bowl this fall.
And how cool would that be for local fans to see, perhaps even a nationally televised game from the iconic and picturesque stadium which has not seen any HSU football games since the former university administration cut the sport in 2018.
The Spartans, who are unable to practice on their own campus because of more stringent COVID-19 restrictions in Santa Clara County, announced on Wednesday that they had reached an agreement with Humboldt State to begin training camp at the Redwood Bowl.
The team will remain at HSU — with the players and staff being housed in the dorms — until it gets the all-clear to begin practice in San Jose from Santa Clara County health officials, with no expected timeline for that.
And that means for now they have nowhere to play their home games, including their scheduled opener at home to Air Force on October 24, just three weeks away.
Humboldt Sports understands the two universities are already discussing the possibility of playing at least one game at the Redwood Bowl.