Sept. 7, 2004
Special Gameday Promotions and Activities
General admission tickets in the BlueZone are only one penny for youth, 12th grade and under, with an accompanying purchase of an adult general admission ticket. Limit four one-penny youth tickets per adult ticket purchase. Penny Day promotional tickets will be available only at ticket booths on the South Side of Memorial Stadium (near Prospect Street entrance).
Olympic Champion Natalie Coughlin to be Honored
Winner of five Olympic medals at the Athens Games, Natalie Coughlin will be introduced along with Cal head women's swimming coach (and assistant U.S. Olympic team coach) Teri McKeever. Coughlin captured two gold, two silver and a bronze medal last month - tying the U.S. record for most medals won by a female athlete at one Olympics.
Free Football Team Poster Giveaway
Pick up your team poster featuring this year's seniors as you exit the New Mexico State game. The stunning 24"x36" poster is suitable for framing and will be available at the beginning of the fourth quarter at tables by the exit gates around Memorial Stadium. Quantities available while supply lasts.
Men's Water Polo vs. Alumni
Before the game, check out the men's water polo team vs. the alumni beginning at 12 noon at Spieker Aquatics Center, located next to Haas Pavilion. The game is free to all fans.
No. 10 Volleyball vs. No. 15 Texas A&M
After you cheer on the Bears at Memorial Stadium, hold on to your Cal vs. New Mexico State Football ticket, as it will grant you free admission to the Golden Bear Invitational match at 7 p.m. If you have never been to a volleyball match, it is the perfect time to check out this exciting, fast-paced sport and help support the team.
Subway FunZone and March to Victory
FunZone, a pre-game tailgate party open to all fans, starts at 1 p.m. (2 1/2 hours prior to game time) and is located on Maxwell Family Field (just north of Memorial Stadium). The FunZone has expanded offerings for both kids and adults alike. This year, the FunZone is presented by Subway and features a Pyramid Alehouse Beer Garden. Coca-Cola Football Town USA will be the feature attraction at FunZone for the New Mexico State Game.
The March to Victory begins at approximately 1:10 p.m. (2 hours and 20 minutes before the game). It is your chance to see the team up close as they enter the stadium. Join the Cal band, Oski, RallyCom and dance team to help fire up the team! The March to Victory route runs along the East Side of Maxwell Family Field, through the Kleeberger parking lot.
Cal Band pregame performance
Fans are invited to watch the traditional on-campus performance by the University of California Marching Band and Cal spirit groups on the steps of Sproul Hall, starting at 2:00 p.m. Follow the Cal Band up through campus, as it makes its way to FunZone and Memorial Stadium for the game.
Come to College Day
The groups that have pre-registered for Come to College Day should enter through Gate 8, located on the Southwest Side of Memorial Stadium.
Important Gameday Information
Getting to the Game
We strongly recommend the use of public transportation when visiting Memorial Stadium. BART is the most convenient way to get to the game. Take BART to the Downtown Berkeley BART station, then catch one of many buses and shuttles up to Memorial Stadium. The free Bear Express Shuttle runs every 10 minutes and is located one block north of BART on the West Crescent (corner of Oxford & Center Streets). Free buses also run around the perimeter of campus.
Parking is available in University Parking Lots for $20 at the following two locations:
-University Hall (at the corner of Oxford and Addison Streets)
-Genetics (Oxford Street between University Avenue and Berkeley Way)
Will Call Tickets
Will Call booths will open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday on the north side of the Stadium, near Gate 1, and a photo ID is required for all pick-ups. The Athletic Ticket Office will not be open on game day. If you plan to pick up Will Call tickets on gameday, we strongly recommend to arrive early to avoid long lines. Will Call tickets can also be picked up in advance of game day at the Athletic Ticket Office (located at 2223 Fulton St. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). For more information, please call (800) GO BEARS.
Other Important Notes
Bag Policy - Regular-sized backpacks are allowed in the stadium, but will be searched upon entry. To save time, we recommend that fans do not carry any bags in the stadium, if at all possible.
There are no in and out policies at Memorial Stadium. However, in the case of an emergency, please visit the Guest Service Center located at the North side of the Stadium.
Coupon exchanges may be done on both the north and south end of the Stadium at special booths with Exchange Coupons signs on them.
The Travers Club Room is now only open exclusively to Corporate Partners during pregame and halftime to those who were issued a hospitality room card for the 2004 season.
New food options are now available. Subway sandwiches will now served at three locations in Memorial Stadium. Compadres and Tully's Coffee will also be available in Memorial Stadium on both the East and West sides of the Stadium.
Season Ticket Holder Reserved Seat Exchange Coupons can be redeemed at both the North and South Sides of Memorial Stadium.