Team Cardinal started as a way for kids like you to get access to more Stanford sports and get the chance to see the teams compete. The Cardinal wants you to feel at home on the Farm (that's what we call the Stanford Campus!), and what better way to do that than come out to cheer on all the Cardinal athletes as they compete in Pac-12 competition.
Team Cardinal has continued to grow, reaching over 500 families across the Bay Area. The program seeks to make Stanford Athletics accessible to families in the area and to provide a fun, family-centered place for you to come and enjoy some of the best college athletics in the country!
The TC Crew is made up of Bay Area kids, just like you! Everyone has a few things in common:
- TC Crew are the ultimate Cardinal fans
- TC Crew are 8th grade or younger
- TC Crew are the best cheering section in the stadium
How will you know who's part of the TC Crew at games? Just look for other Kids wearing their Team Cardinal t-shirt and VIP access badge. They'll be out at the games, cheering on the Cardinal and helping the team win.
Grab your friends and join TC. Make new friends at the events. Be loud. Be Proud. Team Cardinal.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much does it cost to join Team Cardinal?
Registration for 2013-2014 Team Cardinal is $35, and is valid from August 1, 2013 through the 2013-14 academic year.
Sorry, but registration for 2013-14 is now closed, but we'll re-open registration on May 1 for the 2014-15 academic year.
What does my Team Cardinal membership include?
When you join Team Cardinal you will receive the following:
- Team Cardinal T-shirt
- VIP badge with lanyard for access to more than 70 Stanford Athletics events, including Soccer, Baseball, Women's Volleyball, Women's Basketball and select Men's Basketball and Football games *
- Exclusive newsletter
- Special invitations and offers for camps and other events.
- 29 other FREE Stanford sports for the entire family
- The opportunity to be a part of one of the best college sports traditions in the country
*Some games, such as Baseball Fireworks Night and Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee or Connecticut, may not be available for FREE admission under the Team Cardinal program. The events page lists all games that qualify for Team Cardinal FREE admission.
How often are there Team Cardinal events?
Team Cardinal events are held whenever a Stanford team is competing at home!** Check out our EVENTS calendar to see what's coming up this month and get the latest information on all TC Crew events.
**Excluding Men's Basketball and Football, post-season competition, or where otherwise noted.
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 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 my brothers and sisters join Team Cardinal?
Absolutely! Any kid 8th grade or younger can register for Team Cardinal online. Once they register, they will receive their own Team Cardinal T-shirt and VIP access badge and can join you at the game!
Where can I purchase my Team Cardinal membership?Sorry, but registration for 2013-14 is now closed, but we'll re-open registration on May 1 for the 2014-15 academic year.
At that time, Team Cardinal memberships can be purchased online or by visiting the Stanford Athletics Ticket Office at Gate 2 of Stanford Stadium, Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm.
Can my parents join Team Cardinal?
Sorry, but only kids 8th grade or younger can be part of the Team Cardinal Crew. Your parents can come out to the game and purchase general admission tickets to sit with you, but they cannot be official Team Cardinal members (that's just for you!).
Can my parents buy tickets to sit next to me at the game?
Absolutely! Team Cardinal members receive general admission entrance to events so you can sit with your family and friends at every game!