2007 Cal Football Season Tickets on Sale Thursday

March 12, 2007

BERKELEY - California football fans that did not have season tickets in 2006 will have their first opportunity to purchase Golden Bear season tickets on Thursday, March 15, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Season-ticket renewals have continued to sell at a record pace in 2007. Through this weekend, Cal has renewed 9,151 season tickets, a 12.5-percent increase over the same period last year. Cal students can purchase 2007 student season tickets on Thursday as well.

For further information or to purchase season tickets, visit www.CalBears.com or call 1-800-GO-BEARS.

The Bears open the 2007 season on Sept. 1, hosting Tennessee in a rematch of last year's season-opener. Other games on the Cal home slate include USC, Arizona, Oregon State, Washington State and Louisiana Tech.

Since the arrival of Jeff Tedford, California's season-ticket count has been on a steady climb. The Bears sold 16,200 season passes in 2002, Tedford's first year. His second season resulted in sales of 22,500. In 2004, the number again jumped substantially, up to a then-school-record 34,100, but that record was short-lived as California set another mark with 40,134 season tickets sold in 2005. Then last season, the record fell yet again as the Bears upped their total to 40,262.

In addition to season-ticket records last year, the Golden Bears established a new record for average attendance with 64,318 fans per game. Including three sellouts in 2006, California had a total of 450,223 fans at seven home games. The previous record for the Bears was in 2004 when they averaged 64,019.

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