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What To Know: Gameday At California Memorial Stadium

Aug 31, 2021

BERKELEY – The California football team will open the 2021 season by hosting Nevada this Saturday, Sept. 4 at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will air on FS1 and KGO Radio.

Below is the latest on what fans need to know before arriving at the stadium, including mobile ticketing, the newly unveiled Cal App, facial covering requirements and gameday experiences.
Cal Athletics continues to follow all state and local public health guidelines to mitigate risk and support the health and well-being of those who attend Cal athletic events. Fans are strongly encouraged to wear facial coverings in outdoor areas when in attendance at home events this season. Facial coverings are required at all times in indoor spaces (i.e., restrooms, club levels) for guests ages 2 and up regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. Masks will be available at all club entrances and at each gate for fans upon request.
The State of California recommends that fans are fully vaccinated or have obtained a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival at California Memorial Stadium. Individuals who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are under a quarantine or isolation order should not attend.
These protocols are subject to change based on local, state and national guidelines.
Cal Athletics will use mobile ticketing at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium starting this year. All Cal athletic tickets will be distributed through mobile delivery and accessed by ticketholders through digital wallets and smartphones, which will allow for faster delivery of tickets to fans, contactless transactions at gates and more flexibility for ticketholders.
Cal has also introduced the California Golden Bears App, a one-stop-shop for mobile ticketing, game scores and statistics, social streams and more. View the mobile tickets FAQ for how to download and manage the California Golden Bears App and your mobile tickets, including the purchase of additional tickets and reselling or transferring tickets to a friend.
Tailgate Town is back at Maxwell Field for the 2021 college football season. Open three hours prior to kickoff (4:30 p.m. PT for the Sept. 4 Nevada game), Tailgate Town will feature live bands throughout the season, as well as a beer garden and other activities. Additional gameday experiences are:

  • Saturday's Cal-Nevada opener will be a Gold Out. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite gold gear. The first 10,000 fans will receive a free swirler flag.
  • The Student Giveaway Series is back with the first 1,000 students at each game receiving a free giveaway. To be eligible for the item, students must enter FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium through Gate 8.
  • 2021 Cal football schedule posters and magnets will be available for free at the Blue & Gold Zone on the west concourse and at guest services booths throughout FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium.