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2014 International Champions Cup FAQ
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  05/09/2014

2014 International Champions Cup
Real Madrid CF vs. FC Inter
July 26, 2014 – 3 p.m. PT
Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium – Berkeley, Calif. 

When is the match?
The 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup match will be played on Saturday, July 26, starting at 3 p.m. PDT.  The game will be broadcast internationally in more than 150 countries and on FOX Sports 2 in the United States.

Due to the limited parking on and around campus, it is strongly recommended that fans take public transportation to Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium for this event.

Who is playing in the soccer match?
Real Madrid CF will play FC Inter, two of the most well-known soccer clubs in the world.

What is the Guinness International Champions Cup?
The Guinness International Champions Cup is a unique tournament featuring eight of the world’s best and most recognizable soccer clubs: Real Madrid CF, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool FC, AS Roma, FC Inter, AC Milan and Olympiacos. Twelve round-robin contests will be hosted across North America with matches in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Denver, Berkeley, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Dallas and Ann Arbor from July 24-Aug. 2. The tournament will crown an overall champion Monday, Aug. 4 at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. For more information on the full Guinness International Champions Cup, including the tournament bracket and team information, visit www.internationalchampionscup.com.

Where will the team benches be located?
Real Madrid’s bench will be in front of section GG and FC Inter’s team bench will be in front of section G. Click here for a California Memorial Stadium seating map for the match.

How can I purchase tickets to the match?
Cal Athletics will be coordinating tickets sales on behalf of Relevent Sports via CalBears.com and in person at the Athletic Ticket Office inside Haas Pavilion. Phone calls through (800) GO BEARS will not be accepted for this event. Fans may also purchase tickets and special packages through www.internationalchampionscup.com.

When will tickets go on sale?
Cal's Endowment Seating Program (ESP) club members, Cal athletics donors and letterwinners and Cal season-ticket holders (football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball) will have exclusive windows to purchase tickets in advance of the general public on-sale date. They will receive an email in advance with detailed information.

Tickets for the public will go on sale at 9 a.m. PDT on Friday, May 16. Ticket-office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT, Monday through Friday.

What is the cost of tickets for this match?
Tickets for the soccer match will range from $45 to $300 per seat (plus a ticket fee) depending on section, including field-level seats on the east side of the stadium. For a complete look at sections and pricing, click here.

Section Price Ticket Fee
Field Seating (east side) $300 $15
G-GG $250  $15 
EE, F, FF, H, HH, I, RR, S, SS, T $125  $15 
E, DD, J, II, Q, QQ, R, TT, U, UU $105  $12 
CC, D, JJ, K, OO, P, PP, V, VV, W $85  $10 
BB, C, KK, L, NN, O, WW, X $65  $8 
A, AA, B, LL, M, MM, N, XX $45  $6 

Who sets the ticket prices?
Relevent Sports determined the ticket prices for all seats at California Memorial Stadium.

How will event parking be handled?
Limited parking available on campus. Parking may be available on day-of-match for $35 via cash only.

Cal Athletics strongly recommends the following public transportation options:

  • Downtown Berkeley BART Station is one mile from California Memorial Stadium.
  • AC Transit has numerous bus lines that service the campus area. actransit.org
  • Berkeley Amtrak is located 3 miles from California Memorial Stadium.

Interactive campus map

Campus parking map

Everyone gets home safe

Plan your trip to and from Berkeley ahead of time. Our goal is for every guest to "Get Home Safe" and we have partnered with local transportation outlets including:

SHUTTLES
Shuttle rides from Rockridge BART, Downtown Berkeley BART, and San Francisco.

Rockridge BART Station Shuttle
Price per rider: $10.00
Pick-up Location: At the corner of Miles Ave. and College Ave.
Shuttle will start running at 1:00pm and will be looping to the game until 3:30pm
Post-game shuttle will be looping from Memorial Stadium back to Rockridge Bart Station from 5:00pm-6:00pm
No Parking provided
Best if coming from the Pittsburg Bay Point or San Francisco Lines

Downtown Berkeley BART Station Shuttle
Price per rider: $5.00
Pick-up Location: Shuttuck Ave. & Center Street
Shuttle will start running at 1:00pm and will be looping to the game until 3:30pm
Post-game shuttles will be looping from Memorial Stadium back to Rockridge Bart Station from 5:00pm-6:00pm
No parking provided
Best if coming from Richmond, Fremont, Dublin/Pleasanton, or SF bart lines

San Francisco Shuttle
Price per rider: $18.00
Pick-up location: Townsend at 4th St.
Shuttles will be departing SF at 12:30pm
Shuttles will be departing Memorial Stadium at 5:30pm
No parking provided
Best if coming from the South Bay or San Francisco

UBER
Open to all student and non-student UBER members
New members receive $30 ride value
Fare Split: New users can get the discount for all their friends traveling together - even if their friends are current UBER Members
Sign up with promo: GAMEDAY

UC BERKELEY NIGHT SAFETY PROGRAM
Open to UC Berkeley Students
Shuttle Service, Walking Escorts and Door-to-Door service beginning at 7:30pm
For details visit pt.berkeley.edu.

Will there be changes from a Cal football game to the list of items that can be brought into the stadium?
Yes, due to heightened security for this special event, fans should be aware of the following prohibited items listed, as Cal’s normal policies will not be in effect.

  • All Bags (includes purses; clutches up to 5.5” x 8.5” will be allowed)
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Food/Beverage
  • Flares, Fireworks
  • Large flags (bigger than 4’ x 6’)
  • Artificial Noisemakers - Air horns, drums, metal instruments, horns, vuvuzelas
  • Animals
  • Banners / Signs
  • Balls or other projectiles
  • Weapons
  • Glass or Metal Bottles
  • Water Bottles
  • Cans
  • Sticks / Poles
  • Umbrellas
  • Derogatory, profane, scantily clad, or offensive clothing (See Dress Code)
  • Video Cameras
  •  Monos / Tripods
  • Professional Cameras (See Camera Policy)
  • Laser Pointers
  • Tobacco Products
  • Skateboards / rollerblades / scooters / roller shoes
  • Balloons
  • Illegal drugs
  • Segways (ADA only), Bicycles, Tri-Bikes

Note: An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

FIRE SAFETY
Due to extreme fire danger in Berkeley, open flame grills (gas or charcoal) are not permitted on campus or in parking lots for this event.

For a complete list of prohibited items, see above.

UC Berkeley is smoke free

UC BERKELEY IS SMOKE FREE
UC Berkeley is a Tobacco Free campus; smoking and the use of tobacco products is prohibited on all UC property. Learn More

When will the field be prepared for this game?
Relevent Sports will work on installing a natural grass field beginning the Monday prior to the game. Relevent will donate the grass to a local group/park after the match.

Is the field at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium big enough to host a soccer match?
The walls of the stadium field allow enough length and width for a FIFA regulation-sized field, and it has been approved by the organizers and participating clubs.

Will you be serving alcohol at the game?
We have a temporary liquor license that will allow alcohol to be sold at this game. Although beer will be available at Memorial Stadium, it is sold regularly during other events on campus, including concerts at the Greek Theatre and Zellerbach Hall.

The following restrictions will apply:

  • No alcohol may be brought into California Memorial Stadium
  • All alcohol sales can be terminated at any time as deemed necessary by stadium management
  • No one under the age of 21 may purchase or consume beer
  • There is a two-drink limit per purchase at the concession stands
  • No alcoholic beverages may leave the stadium with exiting guests

Will you consider allowing alcohol at the stadium concession stands for Cal football games?
No, we have no intention of changing our current practices.

Why did you decide to host this game?
We are always looking for innovative ways to strengthen the financing model for our new facilities. The opportunity to host an international soccer match presented itself and when we considered the positive economic impact an event of this magnitude could have on the University, the City of Berkeley and our greater Bay Area community in the summer months, when business tends to be slower, and we collectively determined this was a great partnership opportunity.

What does it mean to have the world’s biggest soccer clubs playing at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium?
This is an amazing opportunity for our community and something for soccer fans around the globe to witness. It will fall just two weeks after the conclusion of the World Cup and many of these players will be on center stage during that time, so it’s extra special to have Real Madrid CF and FC Inter playing at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium. The Bay Area is also a soccer hotbed and we feel this is a good event the entire area can enjoy.

Are other events planned for California Memorial Stadium?
Should the right opportunity present itself, we will consider hosting similar events at Memorial Stadium in the future. Opportunities are carefully evaluated on a case-by-case basis to ensure they fit with the values of our campus community and support academic and athletic excellence at Berkeley. Both the campus administration and the athletic department have a strong interest in making Memorial Stadium a multi-use facility with academic, athletic and campus community activities year round.


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