Oct. 5, 2004
BERKELEY - Fueled by a football team that has risen to No. 7 in the current national polls, the Cal Athletic Ticket Office has announced that tickets to this year's Big Game against Stanford are sold out except when purchased as part of the Golden Bears' home season ticket package.
The school also announced that less than 10,000 tickets - all reserved seats (general admission is sold out) - remain for California's next home game against UCLA Oct. 16. Due to heavy demand, the Cal marketing department has removed four advertising tarps for the Bears-Bruins game, opening up an additional 6,000 seats. Kickoff time for the game - which is this year's homecoming event at Memorial Stadium -- has been moved to 4 p.m. PDT to accommodate a national television audience on TBS. The contest was originally scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Thus far, Cal season ticket sales have soared to nearly 35,000 in 2004, an all-time record and more than twice the total from two years ago (16,000 in 2002).
The Bears, who open the season with three of their first four games on the road, feature UCLA, Arizona State (Oct. 30), Oregon (Nov. 6) and Stanford (Nov. 20) on their remaining home schedule. For ticket information, call 800-GO BEARS or click on the tickets link at CalBears.com.