The Stanford Cardinal football program started in 1892, as did the school's annual “Big Game” against the University of California at Berkeley. The Cal-Stanford rivalry is one of the oldest and most celebrated in all of college football. The Cardinal have 2 national titles to their credit, 15 conference titles, and have been to the Rose Bowl 15 times and won 8 of them. Some of the great Stanford players who've made their mark on the game of football include Jim Plunkett, John Elway, James Lofton, and John Lynch. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Stanford Cardinal football tickets.
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2016 Stanford Season Preview
In 2015, the Stanford Cardinal won their 3rd Pac-12 Championship in four years. With the leadership of head coach David Shaw, the Cardinal ended an impressive season with 12 wins, including a Rose Bowl victory against USC. Coming into the 2016 season there is significant rebuilding being done by head coach David Shaw to get Stanford another division title win. Keller Chryst will likely take on the starting quarterback position and play alongside one of the nation’s best players, running back Christian McCaffrey as well as a reconfigured offensive line. McCaffrey has proved to be an asset to the Cardinal offense with 3,864 yards last season and will play a huge role as the anchor for the offense in 2016. A key player for defense will be defensive lineman Solomon Thomas who has shown skills as tackle and defensive end, and the ability to outside rush opposing passers. Look for the Stanford football team to be the favorite to repeat as Pac-12 champions in 2016. Top games on the 2016 Stanford Cardinal schedule are at Washington and Oregon and at home against USC. Whether you are planning on cheering on the Cardinal at home games or supporting Stanford on the road, TicketCity has some of the best deals for all Stanford Cardinal tickets, including home and away games.
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Stanford Cardinal Football at Stanford Stadium Address: 601 Nelson Rd, Stanford, California, 94305
The Stanford Cardinal play their home games at Stanford Stadium. Opened originally in 1921 and remodeled in 2005, the stadium now holds a reduced capacity of 50,000; so make sure you get tickets. The venue has been updated with luxury and club seating, expanded restroom facilities, and great sightlines to make any Stanford home game a fantastic experience for college football fans. The Stanford Cardinal home bench is on the Stanford Stadium sideline with sections 110-116. Stanford Stadium parking information is covered in our Cardinal event guide.
This matchup is known as the “Big Game” and is accompanied by pep rallies, bonfires, and theatrical performances. These bay area powerhouses play for the right to take the “Stanford Axe” back to their campus. The final play of the 1982 game, now known as “The Play,” is often considered the most thrilling, and improbable ending to a game in football history, and exemplifies a series that has one of the best atmospheres, both on and off the field.
One of the most prestigious rivalries in college football, the aptly named “Legends Trophy” is awarded to the winner of this game. These two teams have played over 25 times since 1925, but the rivalry has really gained momentum in the last two decades. With the reemergence of both universities’ football programs, this matchup often has major implications on the national stage.
The rivalry between the Cardinal and Ducks has gained a more recent stature as both teams are consistantly among the top teams in the Pac-12. This west coast matchup up is always an exciting game and pits two of the best teams in the conference up against one another.
Stanford Cardinal in the College Football Playoff, Bowl Games and Pac 12 Championship
Some may think the Stanford boys are named after the popular bird, but it’s their Cardinal and white colored jerseys that earn them the name. Ranked the top academic school with an FBS program, the Stanford Cardinal are well known for their double-digit bowl game victories and 15 Pac 10/12 titles. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Pacific 12 Conference Championship Game.
Stanford Cardinal Event Guide
Any special sections of note?
The Family Section is in the north end zone of Stanford Stadium.
Do my kids need a ticket to get into Stanford game?
Kids two years old and younger can go in without a ticket but must sit on the lap of their parent or guardian.
Where can I tailgate?
You can park and tailgate in any of the lots around Stanford Stadium. There are shaded groves and lawns that you can set up in around the parking lots.
When do gates open before a game at Stanford Stadium?
Gates will open 90 minutes before kickoff for all Stanford football games.