BERKELEY – The Cal football team will open training camp for the 2013 season on Monday, Aug. 5. The Golden Bears are scheduled to work out every day at California Memorial Stadium through Saturday, Aug. 24. All training camp practices are scheduled to be open to the public but if there any changes the information will be posted at CalBears.com.
Training camp will conclude with Golden Bear Day presented by Bug Zappers Pest Control, a free event at Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza at Memorial Stadium from 2 to 4 p.m. PT on Aug. 24 where fans will have an opportunity to meet the team.
“We’re excited that the 2013 season is upon us,” head coach Sonny Dykes said. “We are looking forward to getting back on the field together for team practices and seeing all the hard work our players have put in on their own over the spring and summer pay off.”
Golden Bear fans will also have an opportunity to get an all-access inside look at Cal football during the 2013 season through “The Drive,” a new television series featuring the Cal and Arizona State football programs that will air in 14 episodes on the Pac-12 Networks this fall. The show will debut with an hour-long special on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. that will focus on training camp and the first two games of the 2013 season. For the subsequent 13 weeks, the program will be 30 minutes and debut with two airings of a new episode every Wednesday across all seven networks at 7 p.m. and following the conclusion of Wednesday night Pac-12 Networks women's volleyball action at approximately 9:30 p.m. Check the Pac-12 Networks TV schedule (pac-12.com/tv-listings/pac-12-national) for additional repeats of the show. Visit pac-12.com/switch for information on how to get the Pac-12 Networks.
Cal will host seven games at Memorial Stadium in 2013 beginning with three in a row against non-conference opponents Northwestern (Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. PT, ESPN2), Portland State (Sept. 7, 2 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks) and Ohio State (Sept. 14, 4 p.m., FOX). Cal will also play Pac-12 home games against Washington State on Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 5), Oregon State (Oct. 19), Arizona (Nov. 2) and USC (Nov. 9).
Fans can visit CalBears.com and various award-winning Cal Athletics social media sites for comprehensive coverage of Cal football with a wide array of engaging content.
For 2013 ticket information, visit CalBears.com or call (800) GO-BEARS.
2013 CAL FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
DAY, DATE (GATE 1 OPENS) ... NOTES Monday, August 5 (5 p.m.) ... Helmets Tuesday, August 6 (5 p.m.) ... Helmets Wednesday, August 7 (5 p.m.) ... Helmets Thursday, August 8 (5 p.m.) ... Helmets Friday, August 9 (5 p.m.) ... Helmets Saturday, August 10 (4 p.m.) ... Pads Sunday, August 11 (4 p.m.) ... Pads Monday, August 12 (9:30 a.m.) ... Freshmen Developmental Practice Monday, August 12 (4:30 p.m.) ... Pads Tuesday, August 13 (4:30 p.m.) ... Pads Wednesday, August 14 (9:30 a.m.) ... Freshmen Developmental Practice Wednesday, August 14 (4:30 p.m.) ... Pads Thursday, August 15 (9:30 a.m.) ... Freshmen Developmental Practice Thursday, August 15 (4:30 p.m.) ... Pads Friday, August 16 (9:30 a.m.) ... Freshman Developmental Practice Friday, August 16 (4:30 p.m.) ... Pads Saturday, August 17 (4 p.m.) ... Pads Sunday, August 18 (4 p.m.) ... Pads Monday, August 19 (4 p.m.) ... Pads Tuesday, August 20 (4 p.m.) ... Pads Wednesday, August 21 (4 p.m.) ... Pads Thursday, August 22 (4 p.m.) ... Pads Friday, August 23 (4 p.m.) ... Pads Saturday, August 24 (11 a.m.) ... Pregame Simulation/Helmets All times Pacific; Schedule and visiting policies subject to change
FAN PRACTICE INFORMATION Fans attending Cal football practices during the team’s 2013 training camp should enter Memorial Stadium through Gate 1 at the north end of the facility, with available seating in sections EE, F, FF and G. Fans are asked to refrain from taking photos or video during practice.
LOCATION/PARKING/TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS California Memorial Stadium Location – California Memorial Stadium is located on Piedmont Avenue in Berkeley between Bancroft Way and Hearst Avenue. It is adjacent to the Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance at 2227 Piedmont Avenue. Parking in the vicinity of Memorial Stadium is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to read all signs at each parking location for further important information. There are also public transportation options. See below for some suggestions.
Public Transportation – Public transportation is highly recommended when visiting Berkeley. There are multiple public transportation options that lead to Memorial Stadium. BART has a station in downtown Berkeley about a half-mile west of the venue. Visit bart.gov, actransit.org or 511.org for more information.
Recreational Sports Facility Garage – Located on the north side of Bancroft Way between Dana Street and Ellsworth Street.
Street Parking – Paid and limited street parking may be available on streets near Memorial Stadium, with most options to the east, south and west along Bancroft Way, Channing Way, Piedmont Avenue, Prospect Street, Stadium Rim Way and Warring Street.
Underhill Garage – Located on the corner of Channing Way and College Avenue.
Witter Lot – Located near the corner of Centennial Drive and Stadium Rim Way.
More Information – For more info on directions and parking options, visit berkeley.edu/map.