April 13, 2009
BERKELEY - Golden Bear fans are invited out to Memorial Stadium to watch the Cal football team's final spring scrimmage on Saturday, April 18 as part of the annual Cal Day. Admission is free and the practice will get underway at 12 noon. The event is sponsored by Peterson Tractor.
Evergood Sausage will give away hot dogs to the first 1,200 fans, while concession and souvenir stands will be open throughout the day.
With a large crowd expected on campus for Cal Day, parking will be at a premium and fans are encouraged to arrive early or take public transportation. Recommended lots include Underhill (College at Channing), Foothill (Gayley at Hearst), Boalt Hall (Gayley Road) and Bancroft (Bancroft below College). Gates to Memorial Stadium will open at 11 a.m.
In addition, fans should note that several gates to the stadium have closed due to construction of the Student-Athlete High Performance Center and that they will need to enter through the North Gate next to Maxwell Family Field.
The scrimmage will conclude Cal's schedule of 18 spring practice sessions, with the Golden Bears resuming their team workouts in August in preparation for the 2009 campaign.
With 17 starters returning from last year's 9-4 squad that defeated Miami in the Emerald Bowl, Cal has been mentioned in virtually every preseason Top 25 list, including No. 18 by ESPN.com and CBSSports.com and No. 12 by Rivals.com.
Season-tickets for the 2009 season are now on sale, beginning as low as $99 for the six-game slate. For more information or to order tickets now, visit the Tickets link at CalBears.com or call (800) GO BEARS.
More information on Cal Day, Cal's annual university-wide open house, can be found at calday.berkeley.edu.