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About the California Basketball

California Basketball Tickets

The state of California has always been a haven for college basketball, and the California Golden Bears have long been one of the flagship programs in the northern part of the state. Even if the golden era for the Golden Bears is in the past, cheap California basketball tickets remain in short supply. The program still enjoys a strong following and continues to produce star players who move onto the NBA. Plus, with the program’s proud history and good reputation, it’s just a matter of time until the Bears are once again a force in the Pac-12, and last-minute California basketball tickets are in high demand.

The Opening Act

Head coach Nibs Price is the person who first built Cal into a basketball powerhouse. He coached back-to-back undefeated seasons early in his tenure, ultimately leading to a retroactive national title in 1927. Nibs would ultimately spend three decades in Berkeley, coaching from 1924 to 1954, winning 453 games, seven conference titles, and taking the Golden Bears to their first-ever Final Four in 1946.

Pistol Pete

In 1954, Pete Newell succeeded Nibs and quickly took the Golden Bears to another level. In six seasons, Newell led Cal to four straight conference titles and helped the Golden Bears win the 1959 national title. Cal was just one game away from defending that crown, losing in the 1960 National Championship Game. In six short years, Newell became one of the most influential people in Cal basketball history.

The Waiting Game

Unfortunately, things haven’t been the same for Cal since Newell retired after the 1960 season. It wasn’t until 1990 that the Golden Bears returned to the NCAA Tournament, and it was a 50-year wait until 2010 when Cal finally won another conference championship. Nevertheless, Cal remains a respectable college basketball program with a proud history and potentially a bright future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does California Basketball Play?

Since 1933, the Golden Bears have played their home games at Haas Pavilion, which is located on the Cal campus in Berkeley, California. The venue was originally known as the Men’s Gym and has undergone several facelifts over the years. It was renamed in 1999 after Walter A. Haas, Jr. of Levi Strauss & Co., who provided a donation to help renovate the arena. In addition to hosting men’s and women’s basketball, the gymnastics and volleyball teams at Cal also use Haas Pavilion. Following its most recent expansion, Haas Pavilion has a capacity of over 11,800 fans for basketball games.

When do California tickets go on sale?

Cheap California tickets to games played at Haas Pavilion are available months in advance, as are California tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check California’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy California tickets in advance?

With California tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to California games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap California tickets?

The best way to buy cheap California tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for California tickets. Can you buy California tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?

Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap California tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at Haas Pavilion will be before you buy those cheap California tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap California tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are California Basketball tickets?

California ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for California tickets is around $38 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 

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