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Football at Standford Uni

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Football at Standford Uni

I am visiting Palo Alto from England and would love to watch an American Football game whilst I'm there (7 -17th Dec).

I have been told that there are games played at Stanford University.

As a Brit with little knowlege of your great sport any help / tips would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks :)

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1. Re: Football at Standford Uni

Oh, noooo! It looks like you are going to just miss it, the last game of the season is the 2nd. And it is the "Big Game" between Stanford and Cal Berkeley. You would have a chance to see a traditional rivalry with big crowds and lots of pomp and ceremony.


There is always the National Football League, if you want to watch a bunch of money-grubbing businessmen pretend to have fun playing a kids' game. Here is their schedule.


All college or amateur sports are more enjoyable (IMHO) than the pro's, because they are less commercialized. Most of the kids are playing for enjoyment and the hope of becoming pro, not for $15,000,000 and a bunch of shoe endorsements.

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2. Re: Football at Standford Uni

Thanks for the reply Frisco Roadrunner - it's a real shame I'll miss the game. I am keen to see some sports whilst I'm out in San Francisco / Palo Alto. If it's the end of football season would it be a good time for Ice Hockey?

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3. Re: Football at Standford Uni

As for ice hockey...

If you're in Palo Alto you should be able to catch Caltrain to see the San Jose Sharks quite easily. The HP Pavillion, where the Sharks play is right next to the Caltrain station.

Here's the schedule:


And hello, Stanford Women's Basketball has a game while you're in town:


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