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Team Cardinal started as a way for Bay Area kids and families to get access to more Stanford sports and get the chance to see some of the nation's best student-athletes compete. The program seeks to make Stanford Athletics accessible and affordable to families in the Bay Area and to provide a fun, family-centered place for you to visit and enjoy some of the best college athletics in the country!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much does it cost to join Team Cardinal?
Team Cardinal membership is purchased and renewed on a yearly basis. The earlier you purchase your membership, the more events you can attend! Team Cardinal membership for the 2015-16 academic year is only $35.

What does my Team Cardinal membership include?
Team Cardinal members receive a special Team Cardinal VIP Pass, lanyard and free admission to over 75 events! Your Team Cardinal VIP Pass includes free admission to:

  • All men's and women's soccer games
  • All women's volleyball matches
  • All women's basketball games
  • All baseball games
  • All non-ticketed sports (29 Varsity teams!)

*Team Cardinal members will also be notified regarding the one (1) yearly Kids Free opportunity at football and men's basketball. 

How often are there Team Cardinal events?
Most Team Cardinal events are held whenever a Stanford team is competing at home! Men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball plays in the fall. Women's basketball competes in the winter and through the spring and baseball plays in the springtime. There is almost always a free Stanford Athletics event on the weekend September through May.

How do I claim my free Team Cardinal tickets?
Team Cardinal members and their parents will present the Team Cardinal VIP Pass at the Box Office on gameday to redeem for a free youth general admission ticket. Adults can then purchase additional general admission ticket(s). The primary account holder needs to be present to redeem.

How can I bring friends when using my Team Cardinal VIP Pass?
New for 2015-16 is the Guest Team Cardinal Membership - (Bring a Friend!). By purchasing an additional Guest Team Cardinal Membership, you will receive an additional VIP Pass. This Guest VIP Pass allows any Team Cardinal kid to bring any other friend to an eligible Team Cardinal event. Guest VIP Pass holders must also be youth 8th grade or under.

Where do we park for the events?
Parking is available near all sports venues. You can click here to see maps of all parking locations. You can also take CalTrain or other public transportation to the Stanford campus.

How much does parking cost?
Parking is FREE for all Stanford Athletics events except Football. For Football, single game parking is $20 or $30 and available in select lots. Please visit the Football Parking Guide to identify the best way to get to campus on Football game days.

Can brothers and sisters join Team Cardinal?
Absolutely! Any child in 8th grade or under can register for Team Cardinal online. Once they register, they will receive their own Team Cardinal VIP Pass and can join you at the game!

Where can I purchase a Team Cardinal membership?
Team Cardinal memberships can be purchased online, over the phone at (800)-STANFORD (option 4) or in person at the Stanford Athletics Ticket Office at Gate 2 of Stanford Stadium, Monday-Friday from 9 AM - 4 PM.