The PreGame at Cal

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2367 Shattuck Ave

Berkeley, CA 94704

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Huddle up, Cougs! The PreGame in Berkeley on October 2 is the place to be before the Cougs take on the Cal Golden Bears.

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Huddle up, Cougs! Join us on Saturday, October 2 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., for The PreGame, WSU’s official tailgate event before the Cougs take on the California Bears.

Bring your family and friends to Cornerstone for this FREE event located only a mile walk from California Memorial Stadium. Multiple no-host bars will be available for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink purchases. An assortment of food options will be available for a la carte purchases. Butch will be there to take pictures with fans, and The Bookie will be selling plenty of Coug gear!

READ BELOW to get the most out of your PreGame and game-day experience.

  • Your registration does NOT guarantee your spot. This is a first-come-first-serve event. Please arrive early to ensure entry as the venue will sell out.
  • Thank you for taking the time to register. You are an awesome Coug! Your registration will provide Cornerstone with an estimate of attendees for staffing and food/beverage purposes.

COVID-19 Requirements:

Per the Berkeley City Order, proof of vaccination is required at indoor drinking and dining establishments for patrons 12 years and older. Documentation will be checked at the door.


There is no entry fee for this event. Food and beverages may be purchased individually from Cornerstone.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Does Memorial Stadium have a clear-bag policy?

Yes. For more information on their policy, click here.

Where should I park?

Parking lots and streets surrounding Cornerstone are a first-come, first-served basis.  We recommend heading to Allston Way (2061 Allston Way) Oxford Garages (2165 Kittredge St). 

How do I get to the stadium after the Official Cougar Gathering? 

Public Transportation and Shuttle

Public transportation is highly recommended on football game days.  There are game shuttles across the street from Cornerstone at Bancroft Way & Fulton Ave.  

  • Head North on Shattuck Ave toward Durant Ave 
  • Turn Right on Bancroft Way 
  • The shuttle will pick up from the corner of Bancroft Way & Fulton Ave location

Shuttles will also provide access between the North and South Sides of campus, the BART station, the Hill, and Memorial Stadium. Service will begin two hours before the game to one hour after kickoff. For more information, click here. Free service for all, however, return service from the game will be limited. You can also opt to walk or rideshare to the stadium.

Walking Directions (1.00 mile)

  • Cornerstone is on the corner of Shattuck and Durant Avenue
  • Go north on Shattuck Avenue toward Durant Avenue
  • Turn right on Durrant Avenue
  • Continue straight on Durant Avenue until Piedmont Avenue
  • Turn left at Piedmont Avenue and the Stadium will be on your right-hand side

Is this a family-friendly event?

Yes, families are welcome!

What types of drinks will be served?

A variety of beverages, both alcoholic (premium spirits, wine, beer) and non-alcoholic will be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages are available to those 21 years and older with a valid ID.

Do I need cash at the event?

We recommend bringing cash to this event as this will provide you with quicker service.

May I purchase food at the event?

Yes, a limited menu will be available for a la carte purchases.

How do I become a member?

To become a member of the WSU Alumni Association, click here . To become a Cougar Athletic Fund Member, click here or call 509-335-0220.

Will there be Cougar gear available for purchase at the event?

Yes, The Bookie will be at The PreGame selling plenty of Coug Gear. The Bookie will take cash or card. Cash will get you faster service.

Will Butch be at The PreGame?

Yes, you will have the opportunity to mingle, take a photo and high five with Butch.

Who may I contact with additional questions?

WSU Alumni Association


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2367 Shattuck Ave

Berkeley, CA 94704

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