This Saturday's game at Stanford is the first of a pair of games that could help make this season and mark the turning point for UCLA Football after nearly 15 years of mediocrity. Good news - this one is close enough to SoCal and the rest of the California alumni for Bruins to make their presence felt inside Stanford Stadium.
For anyone here that is still deciding whether to make the trip to Palo Alto, the game did sell out weeks ago, but Stanford has released a limited number of Standing Room Only tickets for Saturday - $30/each plus fees. If you want to get fancy and insist on having a seat - or at least a metal bench - there are plenty of tickets available via Stubhub and other third-party brokers.
There are a few options for getting to and from the game. There is plenty of parking in various lots and open fields adjacent to the stadium - the single game parking fee is $20. Alternatively, Caltrain will be operating its normal weekend service between downtown San Francisco and San Jose, stopping at Palo Alto's University Ave (about a 15 minute walk to the stadium) and at the football gameday-only Stanford Stadium stop (<5 minutes from the stadium). Caltrain does have an open container policy, so if you want to bring along a pregame bloody mary or beer to enjoy en route, that is fine. Just don't go crazy.
As for pregame activities, the Bay Area Bruins will be hosting the Bruin Bash, which will open at 10am on one of the athletic fields near the stadium. Tickets are now only available at the door for $60, $50 for recent alums and $30 for kids under-12. Tailgating is always a good alternative option, and there are also a few spots near University Ave to spend some time before or after the game to hang out and have a bite to eat or a drink. The Old Pro is the usual site for the Peninsula/South Bay UCLA watch parties and opens in time to watch kickoff of the 9am games. Gordon Biersch and the Rose and Crown are a couple of other good post-game options to celebrate our victory (or drown our sorrows).
This is a thread for folks that are going to the game (or thinking about going) to ask questions and share info about gameday in Palo Alto, possible meetups among BN'ers and anything else relevant about the road trip.