About California Memorial Stadium
There may be a bunch of arenas known as Memorial Stadium, but there’s only one located on the University of California’s Berkeley campus. Officially known as California Memorial Stadium on paper, this outdoor football stadium is nestled in one of the most famous San Francisco suburbs ever.
The History of Memorial Stadium
There’s a lot of history that accompanies Memorial Stadium. Originally built in 1923 and maintained spectacularly over the near-century it’s been used for college football, this venue faced some interesting challenges during its construction. For one, it’s built right on top of a fault line! No worries, though – construction was such that one half of the arena is built into the hill while the other half, on the other side of the fault, is connected to the first half with expansion joints. How’s that for modern technology?
What’ So Special About Memorial Stadium Events?
While Memorial Stadium might not have the biggest capacity due to its ability to house around 63,000 fans in its current configuration, attending an event held at this outdoor football arena gives you the opportunity to be a part of college football history. With its location perched atop the Berkeley hills, you’ve also got the best seats in the house for taking in a panorama of San Francisco that will take your breath away whether the Bears are winning or not!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Memorial Stadium located?
Memorial Stadium is an outdoor football stadium on the campus of the University of California, in Berkeley, California.
What kind of events does Memorial Stadium host?
The venue primarily hosts football games. But, other Memorial Stadium events have been known to take place, such as speeches and international championship cup games.
Which team is playing at Memorial Stadium?
Since it’s on the UC Berkeley campus, Memorial Stadium hosts the California Golden Bears, an NCAA PAC-12 team that’s been playing in this San Francisco suburb since 1923.
Where can I park for free at Memorial Stadium?
During the football season, campus parking spaces are pre-sold to season ticket holders. Any available spaces that aren’t sold, are made available to the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis - on game day. If you’re looking to save some cash, there are additional parking lots and garages open to the general public, just a short walk away from the stadium. Prices vary depending on the event.
What is the seating capacity of Memorial Stadium?
The venue currently seats around 63,000 fans for football.
Who owns Memorial Stadium?
Memorial Stadium is owned by the University of California.
How do I get to Memorial Stadium using public transport?
Fans wishing to avoid the hassle of parking have many public transportation options at their disposal. Hop on the BART to the Downtown Berkeley stop - a block away from the campus. Berkeley university also provides Memorial Stadium event goers with their own shuttle service - which picks up and drops off fans from all over town. The AC Transit also has various routes that serve the stadium - so find out which option works best for you!