Cal will enable full capability for residence soccer video games this season


That was Cal coach Justin Wilcox’s one-word response to news that the Fall Golden Bears will be home to fall football games at California Memorial Stadium.

Cal announced on Thursday that it would return to normal when it comes to home soccer games in 2021.

Last season, during the pandemic, only a select few people were allowed to attend Cal football matches, which were played in eerie silence.

A virtually empty Memorial Stadium during the Cal 2020 game against the nationally ranked Oregon. Photo by Kelley L. Cox, USA TODAY Sports

But that is obviously the end. All Pac-12 schools are expected to allow their home games to be played at full capacity this fall. USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Utah, and Colorado have all announced that they will be at full capacity in 2021, and officials in Oregon and Oregon State have announced that they will be at full capacity. Stanford hasn’t made an announcement on the issue yet, but attendance at its spring game has been limited, so it’s likely that the Cardinal will allow full capacity for home games in the fall.

Alongside Cal home games that are open to spectators, traditions like the Cal Band, Cheer and Spirit and Tailgate Town will return.

Full details of health and safety protocols that comply with state guidelines will be disclosed for all Golden Bear sports before the fall season begins.

“We’re excited to see our fans back at Memorial Stadium and all of our grounds this fall,” said Cal Sporting Director Jim Knowlton in a statement released by the school. “We know how much our fans missed the experience of attending our matches in person, which we see in the 95 percent renewal rate for football season tickets and a high demand for new tickets. We look forward to an exciting season here in Berkeley and, as we have done since the pandemic began, we will be following all state and local health protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone who comes to our games. “

Cal Football will host six opponents in Berkeley this fall, beginning Saturday September 4th against Nevada and ending against USC on Saturday November 13th. Other games are against Sacramento State (September 18), Washington State (October 2). , Colorado (October 23) and Oregon (October 30).

Season pass membership starts at just $ 150 per seat and guarantees the lowest price, best seat location, parking, and access to away games and post-season tickets. For more information, visit or email [email protected] Fans can also send a text message to (800) GO BEARS (462-3277).

From autumn this year, Cal will switch exclusively to mobile ticketing for all sporting events.

Dates for sports other than soccer will be announced later this summer.


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