Updated: Saturday Football Game Is Sold Out!

It’s the 1st Athletics Event to Allow Fans; Other Sports Will Follow

Aggie football players celebrate in endzone.
Freshman Lan Larison (3) finished with 12 carries and 95 yards on the ground, scoring twice in the Aggies’ 31-27 win over Idaho State at UC Davis Health Stadium, March 27. (C.K. Hicks/UC Davis)

Quick Summary

  • UC Davis and Eastern Washington, both 3-1, square off April 3 in Big Sky football
  • Tickets must be secured in advance and will be assigned in household pods of two or four
  • No concessions, no drinking fountains: Bring your own snacks and water

Updated 10 p.m. March 31: The Aggie football game this Saturday (April 3) sold out in TWO minutes this morning! It’s the last home game of the delayed season and the first at which fans are being allowed to attend. Didn’t get a ticket? Watch the game on Sacramento television CW31 or listen on KHTK 1140 AM. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

The Aggie football team, fresh off a come-from-behind win in the late going Saturday, will welcome fans to UC Davis Health Stadium this coming weekend for the first time in the pandemic-delayed season.

Other Aggie teams will follow in allowing spectators, with more information to be announced at a later date. Capacity at football and all other contests will be reduced in accordance with public health guidelines. Also, Yolo County and university officials have approved a set of health and safety protocols for all of the campus’s sports venues.


From UC Davis Athletics: For all sports other than football, player families and UC Davis students will have the first priority to attend spring sporting events. We look to expand available seating to the general public in subsequent weeks for baseball, men's and women's tennis, and lacrosse in a socially distant manner up to 20 percent of each facility's capacity. Due to venue seating limitations at women's water polo, track and field, field hockey and softball, only players' parents will be permitted to attend remaining home contests.

Home game protocols for Big West Conference spring sports will be posted at UCDavisAggies.com in the upcoming days.

Last weekend at UC Davis Health Stadium, redshirt freshman quarterback Trent Tompkins rushed from four yards out to cap a 10-play, 75-yard drive with eight seconds remaining on the clock, giving the Aggies a 31-27 lead over Idaho State. And that was the final score after Chris Venable intercepted the Bengals as the clock hit zero. Read the game story from Aggie Athletics.

Freshman Lan Larison (No. 3 in photo above) finished with 12 carries and 95 yards on the ground, scoring twice in the game — statistics for which he was named the ROOT Sports Offensive Player of the Week in the Big Sky Conference.

Now comes the last scheduled home game of the season, Saturday (April 3), when UC Davis (3-1) will take on the Eastern Washington Eagles, also 3-1 in the Big Sky Conference. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. You can watch on Sacramento television CW31 or listen on KHTK 1140 AM … or possibly attend in person.

Ticket sales opened last Friday for Team Aggie donors and season ticket holders, and sales to the general public will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday (March 31) on the UC Davis Ticket Office website. All or most of the remaining tickets will be priced at $15. Team Aggie chair-back seats are $25, but all of these may be gone by Wednesday morning.

All tickets for Team Aggie donors, season ticket holders and the general public are being sold in reserved pods of two or four seats (with each pod limited to members of the same household), on the stadium’s west side.

Free tickets for students are available online; use the Promo Code “UCDSTUDENT” and register with your UC Davis email address and student ID. Student tickets are being allocated in reserved pods of two; each pair must be from the same household, say, roommates. Students will sit on the east side along with players’ families.

Per updated state guidelines, tickets are available only to California residents and must be secured in advance (students, too). Paper tickets are not being issued; tickets are being transmitted electronically to be stored as mobile passes on smartphones.

Note: The stadium box office will be open for customer service — not ticket sales — on game day.

Questions? Call the UC Davis Ticket Office, 530-752-2471.

Look for members of the UC Davis Marching Band, and Cheer and Dance teams at Saturday’s game, bringing their Aggie spirit to the stadium — not on the field but in the stands and on the sidelines, maintaining physical distance. There is one special Aggie who has permission to go on the field: Pint, who retrieves the tee after kickoffs. He is, after all, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever.

Health and safety protocols

Aggie Athletics has posted health and safety protocols for all athletics venues this spring. The protocols include:

  • Complete the Daily Symptom Survey (you will see links for two versions, one for students and employees, the other for campus visitors).
  • Wear a face covering at all times (except when actively eating or drinking at your seat, or if under the age of 2). A face shield alone is not allowed, but OK with a face covering.
  • Please limit gathering by remaining in your seating pods as much as possible. Gathering at entrances, on the concourse or in the stands is not permitted.

Concession stands will be closed and drinking fountains will be off-limits. UC Davis Athletics encourages fans to bring their own snacks and water.

Media Resources

Dateline Staff: Dave Jones, editor, 530-752-6556, dateline@ucdavis.edu; Cody Kitaura, News and Media Relations specialist, 530-752-1932, kitaura@ucdavis.edu.

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