1. California Victory Cannon
The cannon was presented to the Rally Committee in time for the 1963 Big Game. The cannon’s fire accompanies fans cheers before each home game as well as after every Cal score and victory. The cannon is mounted on Tightwad Hill above Memorial Stadium, so make the trek up the hill to see both the cannon as well as get a great view of the game.
2. Tightwad Hill
One of the most unique aspects of attending a Golden Bears football game is Tightwad Hill. Tightwad Hill, or Charter Hill as it’s official known, allows fans the opportunity to view the game for free. This a great spot to go if you can’t get tickets and even if you can check it out as it’s one of the more unique spots in all of college football.
3. Pregame Rally at Sproul Plaza
See the Cheerleaders, Cal Band, Mic Men, Dance Team, Oski and the Rally Committee put on an excellent performance 1.5 hours before the big game starts! March with other fans and all these groups to Memorial Stadium and stop at Tailgate Town on the way!
4. March to Victory
On a game day about 2 hours and 20 minutes before kick-off, fans can watch the Bears walk into California Memorial Stadium and cheer them on. Get in on the fun and join the human tunnel that spirit groups and fans make for the Bears as they enter the locker room!
5. Tailgate Town
A carnival-themed event that is set up in Maxfield Field near Memorial Stadium. Here you’ll find a beer garden for adults, activities for children, like bounce houses and face painting, and concessions for everyone. Fans can even watch the KGO 810AM pregame show and take pictures with inflatable Cal players. If you’re looking for a tailgate destination that will satisfy the whole family, then Tailgate Town is the spot for you.
6. Cal Band
The University of California Marching Band has over 20 fight songs that they perform at the home games of the Golden Bears! The most famous of the fight songs is “Big C” and has been popular among Cal students and alum for a long time.
7. Cal Athletics Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame is located on the first floor of the west side of the California Memorial Stadium. Here you’ll find enshrinements to all the greatest athletes in Cal history as well as artifacts from Cal athletics over the years. Make sure to stop by the Hall of Fame to relive some of the greatest moments in Cal history.
8. Bear Territory Legacy Wall
The historic wall displays ceramic tiles honoring those who have donated to Cal Athletics. It’s a great thing to show off to your friends and family as well as great way to show them how much the Golden Bears mean to you.
9. Big "C"
The Big “C” is located on Charter Hill and overlooks Memorial Stadium. The “C” was constructed in 1905 by classes of 1907 and ’08 and over the years has become a major symbol of the University appearing in several school songs.
10. The Big Game
The Stanford Cardinal have been Cal’s arch rivals since 1892 making it the oldest college football rivalry in the West. The rivalry had produced many memorable moments over the years with the most famous coming in 1982 when the Cardinal band entered the field with time left to play as Cal returned the game-winning touchdown. Each year the winner of The Big Game takes home the one to see.