STANFORD, Calif. – The two-time reigning Pac-12 champion Stanford football team returns to action April 12 in the annual Cardinal & White Spring Game at Stanford Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. (PT) and admission is free.
Fan activities begin at 12:15 p.m. and include a football toss, photo booths with football gear and props and much more. Kids can see how they “measure up” by comparing their heights to those of Stanford football players. There will also be a large map for fans to match Cardinal players and their hometowns.
Throughout the game, trivia contests will be held with football prize packages and gift cards to area businesses.
Concessions and merchandise will be sold throughout the game as Stanford spirit groups will perform on the concourse pre-game to meet fans and take photos.
Fans are invited to enter the stadium through Gates 2 and 11-13 with seating designated on the East and sunny side of the stadium.
Credentialed media access will be at Gate 4.
Free public parking is available in several lots, with the closest being Sunken Diamond and El Camino Grove/Lot #2 (parking map)
In addition, all current members of the Stanford football team will be available to sign autographs for fans of all ages following the game.
Also available for autographs throughout the pregame activities will be select Stanford football alumni including Cameron Fleming, Tyler Gaffney, Ben Gardner, Ryan Hewitt, Josh Mauro, Trent Murphy, Ed Reynolds, Shayne Skov and David Yankey.
Season ticket renewals concluded as of March 31 and individual tickets at Stanford Stadium will be in scarce supply again this season. New season ticket requests are being accepted. Fans interested in season tickets may submit a $100 deposit per account credited towards the purchase of season tickets. Please call 800-STANFORD to reach our customer service team.
The game will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Bay Area with live coverage throughout on Pac-12 Networks including sideline analysis and a full studio report.
David Shaw’s Cardinal entered the spring with both question marks and confidence. Through its three open practices, fans have had opportunities to preview next year’s team.
While the program graduated much of its offensive line, the unit hasn’t missed a beat this spring as it plugged those positions with experienced players that have benefitted from increased playing time in Stanford’s unique seven- and eight-man offensive line formations.
On defense, the Cardinal departures included All-Americans Trent Murphy, Ed Reynolds and Shayne Skov. Stanford has maintained talent here with several young athletes primed to take over.
The most notable area for the 2014 Stanford team could very well be in the skill positions, where Shaw returns almost every impact player with the exception of running back Tyler Gaffney. His departure could lead to a balanced offensive attack in 2014 and fans at this year’s spring game will enjoy the impressive competition at that position with Barry Sanders, Ricky Seale and Kelsey Young all vying for increased playing time.
Stanford Athletics' Google+ page wil host a postgame hangout with Scott Reiss, Sarah Kezele, student-athletes and members of the Axe Committee. Fans are encouraged to submit questions via the Q&A app within G+. Follow along!