GAME DAY AMENITIES & SERVICES: GENERAL POLICIES & INFORMATION
GAME DAY AMENITIES & SERVICES: GENERAL POLICIES & INFORMATION
Lost and Found
All lost and found items may be claimed and brought to the Police Services Booth located near Gate 1. Any found items may be turned in to stadium ushers or security personnel. Lost persons and people looking for lost persons should go to the Guest Services Booth. After the game, contact the UC Police Department at (510) 642-4936 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) to inquire about lost items.
First Aid stations are located near Gate 1 outside the north end of the stadium and above the Cal student section at the corner of Centennial Drive and Stadium Rimway. Cal medics are assigned to provide fans with emergency medical assistance. Please notify stadium security for emergency medical assistance. An ambulance and cardiac resuscitation unit are also standing by at the stadium.
These items are prohibited inside Memorial Stadium: video cameras; alcoholic beverages; cans or glass bottles; coolers; weapons or chains; umbrellas; balls; fireworks; banners; horns, noisemakers or thunder sticks; hard coolers; illegal drugs; hard fruit; animals and pets; flying disks; sticks or poles; and placards and leaflets not approved in advance by Cal Athletics (call 510-642-2444 for information). Smoking and the sale of unauthorized merchandise and tickets is also prohibited.
Ticket holders are restricted to seating in the locations that appear on their tickets and agree to abide by stadium and university policies, as well as state and federal laws. Cal reserves the right to revoke tickets by refund of purchase. Gameday ticket concerns can be handled at the Ticket Services Booth on Maxwell Family Field. Tickets cannot be refunded or replaced due to changes in game time, or if forgotten, lost or destroyed.
Will Call is located on Maxwell Family Field. It opens 4 hours prior to kickoff and closes at the end of the third quarter. Valid photo ID that matches the name of the individual who purchased the tickets must be presented to receive tickets.
Stadium Entry: Wheelchair access to the lower field level Sections TT, U is through the North Gate and tunnel. Upper stadium seating in Sections UU, S, SS, R, RR, P, PP, and OO is accessed via Stadium Rimway at Gate 10 (Section UU) and Gate 8 (Section P). Disabled guests can access Sections A - M by entering the stadium via the concourse by the South Gate.
Restrooms: Wheelchair accessible restrooms are by the North Entrance, ground level. Portable facilities are also located along the East Rim.
Shuttles: Memorial Stadium provides shuttles for fans in need of assistance to the stadium are available 2 hours before kick-off. For guests needing assistance after the game, there are 3 ADA shuttles available. They will leave 20 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
The shuttles will be located:
l Front of the Haas School of Business, by the bear
l East Rim on the corner of Centennial and Stadium Rimway
l End of Prospect Parking Lot.
Wheelchair Assistance: Golf cart service is provided to guests in need of assistance. There are two pick-up points located outside Memorial Stadium's outer fence line, one at the North Tunnel and the other at the South Tunnel.
Immediately contact the nearest stadium usher or security or police officer if you identify an emergency situation. During a major emergency, please remain calm and follow the directions of the public address announcer, the police and the guest services staff. The emergency phone number for callers needing to reach Memorial Stadium is (510) 643-3999.
Souvenirs may be purchased at stands located near Sections G, GG, KK, OO, UU and WW, and at FunZone. Each location contains a wide variety of official Cal merchandise, including hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and pennants.
Reserved-section season-ticket holders can lease a seat back for the entire season. For additional information, visit calseats.com or call (800) 510-5614. One-day seat-back rentals are available from locations at the north and south ends of Memorial Stadium. Patrons may rent a seat back and leave it at their seat when the game is over.
Visit CalBears.com or check local listings to confirm game times. Many times are not announced until 6 or 12 days prior to the game when the TV networks make their broadcast decisions. Memorial Stadium gates open 2 hours prior to kickoff.
Tasty food and beverages are available for purchase at stands along the stadium rim and concourse levels, as well as with roaming vendors.
Women's restrooms are located on the concourse level at Sections K, FF and GG (disabled access). Men's restrooms are located on the concourse level at Sections JJ, KK, A, XX and H (disabled access). Portable facilities are available on the stadium's outer rims.
Three ATMs are available on the main concourse level: north food court (X/XX), main food court area (G/GG) and south food court (JJ/K).
Cal fans enjoy the biggest tailgate party in Berkeley every home football Saturday at FunZone. Located on Maxwell Family Field, FunZone offers fans a chance to get revved up for the big game. And best of all ... admission is free. Each weekend, more than 5,000 fans take advantage of the food and live entertainment. Other features at FunZone, which opens three hours prior to kickoff, include a kids' area with interactive games, appearances by the Cal Marching Band and cheerleaders, and large screen TVs showing college football games from around the country.
March to Victory
Cal began a new "tradition" in the fall of 2002 with the March to Victory. Approximately two-and- a-half hours before kickoff of each home game, more than 1,000 Golden Bear fans form a human tunnel outside the north end of Memorial Stadium to cheer on the team as it marches into the locker room.
Due to limited parking facilities near Memorial Stadium, fans are encouraged to take mass transit to the games.
BART: Take BART to the Downtown Berkeley station and hop on Cal football shuttle to the stadium in front of the Bank of America building on Shattuck Avenue. Fans can also walk to the West Crescent and take a cable car up to Memorial Stadium through campus. The shuttle begins service 2 hours before kickoff. Visit bart.gov for schedules and train information.
Capitol Corridor: The Capitol Corridor runs from Sacramento to the Bay Area daily and offers train rides to every Cal football home game. Take the Capitol Corridor to either the Richmond or Oakland Coliseum BART stations. Then ride BART to the Downtown Berkeley station, where you can pick up the Cal football shuttle. For more information, call (877) 9-RIDECC or visit www.capitolcorridor.org.
Silverado Stages Shuttles: Silverado Stages will provide shuttle service to Memorial Stadium from the Rockridge BART Station, the Amtrak Station at Third Street and University Avenue, and from Contra Costa County. The charge is $5 round trip and $3 one way. For more information, visit calbearsbus.com.
Single-game parking is available at various lots around campus. For complete information on gameday parking, please contact Parking and Transportation online at pt.berkeley.edu or by phone at (510) 643-7701.
Entering/Exiting Memorial Stadium
Due to construction of the Student-Athlete High Performance Center adjacent to Memorial Stadium, the University of California Athletic Department has instituted several changes to assist fans with access in and around the facility during football games this fall.
Fans with tickets in Sections A-G and W-XX (light blue) should enter from the north side through Gates 1 and 2 near Maxwell Family Field, site of the FunZone pregame tailgate party and the gameday ticket booths. Fans in Sections GG-N (dark blue) should enter on the south end at Gates 5, 6 or 7. The easiest entry for those in Sections NN-V (yellow) is via Gates 8, 9 and 10 on the east side of the stadium.
In most cases, fans should exit through the same gate they entered. Patrons in the yellow sections will be redirected to leave the stadium through all available East Rim gates and exit along Stadium Rimway in lieu of using the outer stairwells. In addition, fans located in the lower rows on the west side of the stadium are requested to walk onto the field once the teams have entered their respective locker rooms and exit through the north or south tunnels.
New signs outlining the entry and exit plan will be posted around Memorial Stadium, and handouts will be provided to further help facilitate the plan. Athletic Department volunteers will also be stationed around campus to give directions and answer any questions. Anyone concerned about these changes and how they will impact their gameday experience should contact the Athletic Ticket Office at (800) GO BEARS.