Pac-12 Network breaks ground

The Pac-12 will break ground on its new network studio in San Francisco on Monday.

I know this because I got an invitation. That means, as I'm sure you already know, I run with the cool crowd.

Lots of celebrities will be on hand, though the Pac-12 blogger will remain in Scottsdale, seeing that his lovely wife is just about ready to send our second child kicking and screaming into this wonderful world.

The invite:

WHO: Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, Pac-12 Enterprises President Gary Stevenson, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Kilroy Realty Corporation President and CEO John Kilroy, Former Pac-12 Athletes Jennifer Azzi (Stanford women’s basketball), Ronnie Lott (USC football), Marshawn Lynch (Cal football), Kim Oden (Stanford women’s volleyball), JT Snow (Arizona baseball) and Cal Women’s Swimming Coach and U.S. Olympic Swimming Coach Teri McKeever

WHAT: Will begin the construction of the Pac-12 Studios by putting up the first wall in Studio 1 and doing demolition work on another wall. MATT Construction is the General Contractor, HLW is the architect and Diversified Systems is the Integrator.

WHY: The Pac-12 Studios will be home to the Pac-12 Network and the Pac-12 Digital Network. The Pac-12 Network will showcase 850 live Pac-12 sporting events each year as well as original studio programming. It is scheduled to launch in August, 2012.

WHEN: Monday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: 370 Third Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107