April 14, 2010
BERKELEY - The Cal football team will hold an open practice presented by Peterson Tractor at Memorial Stadium as part of Cal Day festivities on campus Saturday, Apr. 17. The general public will have the rare opportunity to take in one of the team's workouts and watch a scrimmage. All fans are asked to enter from the North Tunnel. Gates open at 9 a.m. PT and admission is free.
"This is a great opportunity for both our fans and our players," said head coach Jeff Tedford. "It gives some of our young guys the chance to play in front of fans, which will create more of a game-like experience. Our fans will have a chance to see some of our younger guys in action that they haven't seen much to this point."
Information on the 2010 Cal football season, including souvenir roster posters and schedule cards will be available. Cal football fans will also be able to renew or purchase their 2010 football season tickets at the event, as well as view seat locations.
Cal opens its 2010 season vs. UC Davis on Saturday, Sept. 4. The upcoming campaign will be the final season with the current configuration of Memorial Stadium and also includes visits from Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and Washington during a seven-game home schedule.
Parking on campus is free all day on Apr. 17 but expected to be limited due to the events of Cal Day. Fans are encouraged to use public transportation.
The Cal Athletics clothing and shoe surplus sale, traditionally held in conjunction with the annual open practice each spring, will take place the following Saturday this year at Memorial Stadium on Apr. 24 (8 - 11 a.m. PT).