Oakland International Airport renews corporate partnership with Cal Athletics
California Golden Bears fly OAK as its airport of choice and official sponsor
Oakland, Calif. - September 21, 2018: Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) announced today that the Airport will continue as the official sponsor of Cal Athletics. The California Golden Bears Athletics program hosts hundreds of thousands of fans each year at its home in Berkeley. The agreement extends through June 30, 2022. OAK has been the Official airport of Cal Athletics since an original agreement began in 2012.
The new agreement includes multi-media advertising during the Cal Football season, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Baseball season. It also means designation of OAK as the “Official Airport of Cal Athletics,” and reserved parking for Cal coaches and staff in designated Airport parking facilities.
Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, says, “We are pleased to announce OAK’s continued partnership with UC Berkeley as the Official Sponsor of Cal Athletics. Oakland International Airport is the closest airport for UC Berkeley students, families, faculty, and fans, and we are proud to serve as a Global air transportation portal to one of the region’s most cherished institutions.”
The Golden Bears football team is undefeated going into its fourth game of the season on Saturday, home at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley against Oregon. On October 6, they will fly OAK to Tucson to play Arizona.
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 13 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top business and tourism venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.
Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 nonstop destinations is offered on 14 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.
The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by The Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.
Keonnis R. Taylor