2015 International Champions Cup FAQ

Manchester United vs. San Jose Earthquakes , July 21, 2015 8 p.m. PT, Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium Berkeley, Calif. The match will be played on Tuesday, July 21, starting at 8 p.m. PDT and broadcast ion FOX Sports 2 in the US.
By Cal Athletics on Thu, May 21, 2015

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2015 Champions Cup

2015 International Champions Cup North America
Manchester United vs. San Jose Earthquakes
July 21, 2015 – 8 p.m. PT
Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium – Berkeley, Calif.

When is the match?
The 2015 Guinness International Champions Cup North America match will be played on Tuesday, July 21, starting at 8 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. Parking permits must be purchased in advance at the time of ticket purchase and no permits will be sold on the day of the match.

What is the Guinness International Champions Cup?
The 2015 International Champions Cup North America will run from July 11 through August 5 and feature 17 matches played across 12 regions throughout the world. Each team will play four contests and the club with the most points at the end of the tournament will be crowned champion. Each win in regulation will result in three points and a tie will go straight to a shootout; the winning team in a shootout will receive two points and the losing team will receive one. The results from in-season Major League Soccer contests involving tournament participants will be used as part of official tournament scoring. For more information on the full International Champions Cup, including the tournament bracket and team information, visit www.internationalchampionscup.com.

Where will the team benches be located?
Manchester United’s bench will be in front of section H and the San Jose Earthquakes team bench will be in front of section FF. 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 28. 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
Stadium Club/University Club levels $240*  $15
Field Club level $200 $15
F, FF, H, HH, R, RR, S, SS, T (lower rows) $135 $15
DD, E, EE, I, II, J, PP, Q, QQ, TT, U, UU, V (lower rows) $110 $12
F, FF, H, HH, R, RR, S, SS, T (upper rows) $110 $12
DD, E, EE, I, II, J, PP, Q, QQ, TT, U, UU, V (upper rows) $90 $10
CC, D, JJ, K, OO, P, VV, W (lower rows) $80 $10
CC, D, JJ, K, OO, P, VV, W (upper rows) $65 $8
A, AA, B, BB, C, KK, L, LL, M, MM, N, NN, O, WW, X, XX (lower rows) $60 $8
A, AA, B, BB, C, KK, L, LL, M, MM, N, NN, O, WW, X, XX (upper rows) $45 $6
*food included    

When will the gates to California Memorial Stadium open?

All gates to the stadium will open at 6 p.m. or two hours before the start of the match. Fans are highly encouraged to arrive early to avoid delays entering the facility.

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

How will event parking be handled?
Limited parking will be available on campus and must be purchased in advance at the time of ticket purchase. Permits are $35 each, and lots will open at 5:30 p.m. to allow for faculty, staff and students to use parking lots as they normally would on a weekday. No parking permits will be sold on the day of the match.

Cal Athletics strongly recommends the following public transportation options:

  • Downtown Berkeley BART Station is one mile from Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium.
  • AC Transit has numerous bus lines that service the campus area
  • Berkeley Amtrak is located 3 miles from Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium.
  • Uber is offering a special new member discount with $25 off a passenger’s first ride to the soccer match. Sign up with the promotion code GAMEDAY25 at this link.

Interactive campus map

Campus parking map

Will there be changes from a Cal football game to the list of items that can be brought into the stadium?
The same policies that are in place for Cal football home games will be used for the soccer match. Cal Athletics wants all fans to enjoy events in a safe and enjoyable environment and has compiled the following list of permitted and prohibited items inside California Memorial Stadium. All guests are subject to search before being admitted into the venue (see bag policy). Items left outside the stadium by guests will be disposed of by stadium staff. The following information is subject to change.

Permitted Items
Bags that comply with the bag policy (14"x14"x6" or smaller)
Permitted Bags:
Permitted Bags

Blankets
Cameras with lenses 6 inches or shorter
Diaper bags accompanying a child
Food and fruit (must be cut into pieces)
Guide, signal and service dogs with guests that need their assistance
Soft Plastic bottles (bottled water, soft drinks, no alcohol)
Seat cushions
Strollers (see policy above)

Prohibited Items
Backpacks
Prohibited Bags:
Prohibited Bags

Bags larger than 14"x14"x6"
Alcohol of any kind
Hard Plastic Bottles (Nalgene, bike water bottles, etc.)
Animals
Banners / Signs
Balls or other projectiles
Weapons
Hard fruit or Vegetables (unless cut into small pieces)
Glass or Metal Bottles
Cans
Sticks / Poles
Fireworks
Hard coolers
Umbrellas
Derogatory, profane, scantily clad, or offensive clothing
Artificial noise making devices
Video Cameras
Monos / Tripods
Professional Cameras (see policy below)
Laser Pointers
Tobacco Products (including e-cigarettes)
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
No Smoking

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

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 again 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.

Are other events planned for Kabam Field at 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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