Cal-Pacific Game Moved To Thursday At PayPal Park
BERKELEY – The California men's soccer team will return to the home of the San Jose Earthquakes when the Golden Bears play Pacific on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at PayPal Park. Cal last played at the MLS club's field in 2018, when the Bears routed Sacramento State, 6-2, at what was then Avaya Stadium.
The nonconference game against Pacific was originally scheduled to be played on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley.
"Playing at PayPal Park is an incredible experience for players, coaches and staff," Cal head coach Kevin Grimes said. "We are honored to have the opportunity to step into a majestic stadium and have a regular-season game. A big thank you to the San Jose Earthquakes organization and their events management staff. They have been fantastic putting together another Cal game at PayPal Park just as we did in 2018."
Admission is free, and fans looking to attend the game can claim tickets at this link:
Please enter through the Audi Gate, which opens at 6 p.m.
Parking is free for the game, and those attending the game must park in the Audi Lot. Here are directions:
Current Bears who played in that 2018 game in San Jose include forward Alonzo Del Mundo, who scored the first goal that day, as well as midfielder Lucas Churchill and San Jose Earthquakes Academy product Christopher Grey, who each registered an assist.
Former Bear Tommy Williamson came off the bench against the Hornets. The erstwhile Cal forward later joined the Quakes, who selected him in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. Williamson is now on loan to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Championship.
After winning its last two games, Cal brings a 2-1-1 record into the game against 2-1 Pacific.
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