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Gameday Information - UCLA vs. Oregon

Oct 20, 2021

UCLA Football will play host to the University of Oregon on Homecoming and Bruin Family Weekend this Saturday, October 23 at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12:30 pm PT, and the game will air on ABC and on radio on AM1150 and Sirius/XM: Ch. 111/197.

Prior to the game, UCLA will host College GameDay on campus at Wilson Plaza, at the base of Janss Steps. The live show on ESPN begins at 6 am PT and ends at 9 am. The College GameDay area opens at 4:30 am. All UCLA fans are encouraged to attend. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive free breakfast burritos. Additionally, any UCLA student or UCLA faculty/staff member in attendance who does not already have a UCLA vs. Oregon game ticket will receive a free ticket to the game. Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result (administered within 72 hours) will be required for all guests over the age of 12. Fans are encouraged to park at Parking Structure 8. Pre-paid parking is available via the ParkMobile app.  

UCLA is using mobile ticketing for all events. Fans attending the games should download tickets to their smartphone prior to arriving at the Rose Bowl. View the online mobile ticketing guide here for more information. Tickets for Saturday's game are still available and can be purchased at

In appreciation of UCLA Healthcare staff members' work through the pandemic, UCLA Athletics is offering two complimentary tickets to all UCLA Health hospital and clinic staff and will recognize health care heroes during the game. To redeem the offer, click here.

NEW to the Rose Bowl for this game is a requirement for all fans age 12 and older to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the game, in accordance with the Pasadena Department of Public Health. Additionally, all individuals age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear an appropriate face covering while attending UCLA games at the Rose Bowl, except when eating or drinking. Highly-trafficked and touched areas will be cleaned and sanitized regularly throughout the game, and hand washing and sanitizing stations are located throughout the stadium. Current health department protocols are subject to change based on state and national guidelines. Click here for more information on the current policies.

Enhanced screening procedures, including the use of electronic security equipment at all gates, have been implemented at UCLA Football games. The Clear Bag Policy limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the Rose Bowl. The policy is designed to provide more consistent screening and to expedite fan entry.

All donor parking areas and Area H/ADA general public parking areas will open an hour early at 5:30 am on Saturday. Lot H, Brookside Park, and Golf Course parking is sold by the City of Pasadena for $25 per car in advance and $30 on game day. Please note that advance single-game parking cannot be purchased on the day of the game. Fans are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and pre-purchase parking online here for a $5 discount off on-site pricing.

Parking is also available at the Parsons complex parking lot in Pasadena. Access to the lot is off of Fair Oaks Avenue and at 100 W. Walnut Street. Single-game parking in the Parsons Lot can be purchased on-site for $18. A free shuttle runs continuously beginning three hours prior to kickoff until one hour after the conclusion of the game.

The Rose Bowl, named college football's greatest stadium by Sports Illustrated, offers one of the best tailgating experiences in college football, with a variety of options for pre-game celebrations. The Fan Zone in Lot H offers a wide variety of public activities and photo opportunities. This entertainment area is FREE and open to the public four hours and 15 minutes before kickoff.

Fan Zone Tailgating Options:

Ralph's Ultimate Tailgate Experience (details)

  • 1 FREE Admission with a Ralph's receipt for $35 of qualifying purchases
  • Includes:
    • Open buffet & free non-alcoholic beverages
    • Four drink tickets, good for beer and wine
    • Flat screen televisions

Landmark Vineyards Century Club

  • An all-inclusive tailgate experience for 3 hours leading up to kickoff.
  • Entry is $75 per game and includes:
    • Enjoy a full buffet catered by Newport Rib Company and drinks at the full, hosted bar.
    • Watch other sporting events from across the country on TCL 65" TVs

Tailgater Concierge (details)

  • Providing turn-key tailgate solutions for fans with a reserved space and all the necessary tailgating equipment

Live musical performances including the UCLA Alumni band.

Food Zone

  • Featuring vendors such as Fat Sal's, Newport Rib Company, Fresh Brothers, and Auntie Anne's

Bruin Spirit Zone

  • Fans 21 and older can enjoy beer/wine, games on TVs, a live DJ and more.

UCLA Store

  • Shop the latest Bruin apparel, including the new Nike/Jordan Brand gear, and UCLA accessories in this 3,200 square foot space.

The UCLA Football team will arrive at the Rose Bowl via Arroyo Blvd at 10 am outside Gate A, but fans should follow @UCLAGameday on Twitter for the most up-to-date information and for all their Rose Bowl gameday needs. Fans are encouraged to cheer on the Bruins along the west side of Arroyo.

The Rose Bowl gates open at 11 am. Fans should be seated by 12 pm to witness pregame festivities, including the National Anthem performed by the UCLA Marching Band. The UCLA Marching Band will also perform at halftime.

At the end of the first quarter will be a celebration of life for UCLA and Olympic icon Rafer Johnson, who passed away on Dec. 2, 2020. There will also be an on-campus celebration of life for Johnson at the Betsy and Rafer Johnson Track at Drake Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 4 pm.

The UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will be introduced at halftime. The star-studded class consists of: Lauren Cheney (women's soccer), Keira Goerl (softball), Kevin Love (men's basketball), Mike Powell (track & field), Noelle Quinn (women's basketball), Dave Roberts (baseball), Tasha Schwikert (gymnastics), Russell Westbrook (men's basketball) and Adam Wright (men's water polo). 

The Honorary Captain for the game is Kris Farris, who became UCLA's second Outland Trophy winner in 1998. Farris played offensive left tackle from 1996-98 and became a consensus first-team All-American as a junior in 1998, as well as a semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award. He started all 35 games of his career and helped lead UCLA to a school record 20 consecutive victories from 1997-98. UCLA went 25-10 during his three seasons at UCLA, and he did not allow a sack during his final year. Farris was selected in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and is a 2009 graduate of UCLA's Anderson School of Business.

One of Farris' UCLA teammates – Cade McNown – will also be recognized during the second quarter for his induction into the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame. McNown, the only Bruin to have thrown for at least 10,000 career yards, is the 16th Bruin to enter the Hall of Fame. A consensus All-American in 1998 along with Farris, McNown was named the Pac-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year, the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Quarterback of the Year by the Quarterback Club of Washington, D.C., and the Pop Warner Award recipient as the top player on the West Coast for the 1998 campaign. McNown was also a Davey O'Brien Award finalist, third in the voting for the 1998 Heisman Trophy and went on to be chosen in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft, with the 12th overall pick, by the Chicago Bears. He played four seasons in the NFL with the Bears, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.

The UCLA women's basketball team, which has advanced to the Sweet 16 in four of the last five NCAA Tournaments, including an Elite 8 appearance in 2018, will also have an on-field recognition in the second quarter.

Fans can enjoy a number of giveaways this game:

Homecoming Retro T-Shirt (package purchasers only)

UCLA Student Homecoming Student T-Shirt (first 1,000 students at Gate C)

Bruin Blue Pom Poms (first 1,500 students in The Den)

As a reminder, the UCLA Bruins Mobile App is available for download on iTunes and Google Play. Collaborating with Learfield and Sidearm Sports in its production, UCLA Athletics is pleased to offer the mobile app to all Bruin fans free of charge. The app, which allows fans to receive live score updates during events, sign up to receive push notifications about breaking news, and more, can be downloaded here.