If you live in the California Bay Area in Northern California and you love college football, you are likely already excited about the 112th “Big Game” between the Cal Bears and the Stanford Cardinal. The Cal Bears have been ranked #12 in the USA Today coaches’ pre-season poll.
The “Big Game” is quite possibly the most historic and significant college football rivalry in the history of the sport. The first “Big Game” between the California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinals occurred on March 19, 1892, more than a hundred years ago, according to Wikipedia’s page on the history of the “Big Game.”
2009 “Big Game”
The 2009 “Big Game” will occur on November 21, 2009 at Stanford. The time of the game has not yet been set due to a later determination by the television network. To buy tickets, make sure to visit the Stanford football tickets Web site.
The Cal-Stanford football game is by far the biggest, most significant football game in the Bay Area every year, partly because there are so many hundreds of thousands of Cal and Stanford alumni all over the Bay Area. Also, the game is between the two biggest and best college football teams in Northern California and it is always an intense, exciting match-up.
Transportation to the “Big Game”
The Stanford Stadium is located at 625 Nelson Road, Stanford, California, 94305. If you are driving to the game, check out the Stanford parking guide first.
If it all possible, try and take public transportation to the game. Caltrain has a train station right near the Stanford campus and many people take Caltrain from either San Francisco or San Jose to get to the Stanford campus and stadium. Some people even take BART from all over the Bay Area and then transfer to a Caltrain line.
San Francisco Tourism
Many Cal or Stanford alumni come to watch the “Big Game” each year and they stay at the many hotels in San Francisco, because from the City by the Bay it is just a short train ride by Caltrain down to Stanford.
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities of the world and the city welcomes local alumni back with open arms. If you stay in the city, you can go down to Stanford to catch the game, and then you have the rest of the weekend to shop at Union Square in the city. You can also head on down to Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 or Ghirardelli Square. Enjoy a full weekend in San Francisco with your friends and family.
The “Big Game” college football rivalry, Wikipedia page
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