Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with today’s GrouponLive deal to the Cal vs. Fresno State TicketCity Battle by the Bay game at Candlestick Park on Saturday, September 3, at 4 p.m. Choose between the following options:
• For $26, you get one upper-reserved (UR) corner or end-zone ticket (a $40 value before fees, or up to a $53.05 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
• For $45, you get one lower-reserved (LR) corner or end-zone ticket (a $75 value before fees, or up to a $90 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
The 2011–12 NCAA football season kicks off with a gridiron grudge match that pits the University of California Golden Bears against the Fresno State Bulldogs in an intrastate showdown between California’s two college systems. The flames emanating from Candlestick Park’s trademark chandeliers will shine on the stadium’s first-ever NCAA football game—another milestone in its illustrious history as the home of the NFL’s 49ers and the de facto lighthouse for cargo ships entering the bay. As Cal’s local contingent clashes with Fresno State’s fanatical Red Wave fans in a battle of decibels, Bulldog quarterback Derek Carr will try to outgun a Bears defense that looks to outfit their Pac-12 opponents with plenty of grass stains this season. Cal head coach Jeff Tedford—a former All-American honorable mention quarterback and offensive coordinator for Fresno State—will put his alma mater to the test by camouflaging his players in Bulldog memorabilia left over from his days on the squad.