California is relocating. The football team, not the state. And just for a single season. And the Bears want to show off their temporary digs.
After playing the last 88 seasons and every home game at Memorial Stadium since the facility opened for the 1923 Big Game, Cal will host its home games outside of Berkeley for the first time -- San Francisco's AT&T Park -- while Memorial Stadium undergoes an extensive renovation and retrofit. The Bears will return to Memorial Stadium for their 2012 home schedule.
So on Feb. 26, they will host a "Cal Football Open House" at AT&T Park. The park will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., allowing Cal fans to get a view from the seats in the park prior to selecting their season ticket locations.
All levels of the stadium, from the Field Level to the Club Level to the View Level, will be open and available for fans to experience the views and sightlines from the various areas. Cal Athletics Staff will be on hand to assist fans and answer questions. There will also be opportunities to learn more about the Endowment Seating Program with the amenities that will be offered at AT&T Park as well as when the team returns to then-renovated Memorial Stadium in 2012.
Spirit groups will be in attendance with a 2:30 scheduled performance. At 3 p.m., the Cal men’s basketball game against Oregon State will be shown live on the stadium scoreboard. Select concession stands will be open on the Club Level.
Fans will enter through the Club Entrance off of Willie Mays Plaza, taking the elevator up to the Club Level to the Cal Welcome Booth.
The event is free, but fans are requested to RSVP for the event at CalBears.com.
And if you want to watch the progress at Memorial Stadium, check out this webcam.