Info and Policies

Last update August 18, 2023, 4:45 pm


Gate Times & Entrances

There are entrances on both the West (Home) and East (Visitors) sides of Hughes Stadium. The Pass Gate is located at the North (closed) end of Hughes Stadium and is for players, coaches and game staff only. Spectator gates will open 1 hour prior to kick-off, pass gate will be open 90 minutes before kick-off (2:30 PM). Students will be required to show a student I.D. and are subject to random breathalyzer testing.

Parking & Transportation

Hughes Stadium is located on Sutterville Road, just east of the corner of Freeport Blvd and Sutterville Road. $10 per car & $50 per RV/Bus will be charged for each vehicle. Parking is available in the North (including the Parking Garage) and South Lots. Entrance to stadium parking is off Sutterville Road between Hughes Stadium (football) and Union Stadium (baseball). The Sacramento City College parking lots will be open to spectators at 12:00 pm on game day at the main entrance on Sutterville, Panther Parkway, only.

  • Handicapped Parking: Handicapped parking is available in the North, South, and West Lots and the parking garage.



Tailgating is permitted in designated lots (behind parking structure) as long as it is confined to your parking space and does not interfere with parking procedures. In accordance with the Los Rios Community College District, guests may not consume alcohol in the parking lots or in their vehicles. No charcoal grills are permitted (gas grills only).

  • Alcohol Consumption: Sacramento City College is an alcohol-free campus. Alcohol consumption is prohibited. The Los Rios Police Department will confiscate all alcoholic beverages and/or cite those in violation of the Los Rios Community College ordinance.

Food Trucks/Concessions/Vendors

Food trucks will be on site

Inside stadium concessions under bleachers will be open for this event

School Boosters/Spirit Clubs may have a self-managed booth adjacent to their respective entrances and/or utilize a space in the Tailgating Parking Lot.

Guest Seating & Cross-overs

The Holy Bowl is a general admission event. Each guest is entitled to (1) seat with each paid admission. The “Home” team will sit on the West side of the stadium (press box side). The “Visitors” will sit on the East side of the stadium. Guests are not allowed to cross-over from side to side after the 3rd quarter of the JV game. Student Cheering Sections will occupy the area from the South (open end) side of the stadium. 

Disabled Guest Seating: There is an elevated platform seating area on both sides of Hughes Stadium for Disabled Guest Seating. These areas can be accessed via elevators located on the ground floor of both the West and East side of the stadium (middle of the seating area). Only disabled guests and the rest of their party are allowed to sit in the elevated platform areas of Hughes Stadium.

Pop-up Tents / Shade Structures

Are permitted as long as they do not obstruct the view of fellow guests.  Event staff reserves the right to ask guests to remove their pop-up tents/shade structures at any time at their discretion. Pop-up tents and large umbrellas must be at the top of the stadium seating.

Banners & Signs

Banners and signs may be hung at Hughes Stadium as long as they don’t interfere with the game in progress and/or obstruct the view of other guests. Banners/Signs cannot be attached to sticks or clubs. Banners may not contain political or commercial messages, display inappropriate phrases or words, and must conform to the CIF’s Pursuing Victory with Honor policies. Event staff reserves the right to remove any banner or sign at their discretion.

Media, Photography, and Broadcasts

For media access, please contact the home team communications team at least 24 hours prior to event: 

Kristen McCarthy, Director of Admissions & Communications., (916) 733-3695

Photography will be limited to credentialed media with prior authorization and official team photographers.

Approval for BROADCAST on TV, radio, or internet must be approved by the “host” school (Home Team) no later than one week prior to game day.

Field Access

Only authorized personnel with proper credentials will be permitted on the field throughout the duration of the event. Any unauthorized person that travels onto the track and/or playing field without proper credentials will be removed from Hughes Stadium.

Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

All bags brought into Hughes Stadium must be clear and may be subject to search upon entry. 

In the interest of guest safety and enjoyment, the Los Rios Community College District reserves the right to prevent certain items from being brought into Hughes Stadium. Items that are not allowed into Hughes Stadium include but are not limited to:

  • Non-transparent bags – clear bags should not be excessive in size
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or tobacco products
  • Outside food and/or drinks (Please note that sealed bottled water, baby food/formula and special dietary items are permitted)
  • Ice chests or hard-sided coolers (soft-sided coolers must fit under the bleachers). All bags are subject to search
  • Briefcases
  • Backpacks
  • Luggage of any kind
  • Computer bags
  • Camera bags *credentialed media will be allowed but may be subject to inspection
  • Animals (except certified service animals)
  • Artificial Noisemakers (including bullhorns, cowbells, airhorns, etc.)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Cans, glass containers and Thermos bottles
  • Fireworks/smoke bombs


Code of Conduct

The Holy Bowl has been a long-standing tradition in Sacramento for over 50 years. The event showcases the Catholic beliefs and values that are at the foundation of both Christian Brothers and Jesuit High Schools. Behavior that models/supports these Catholic ideals is expected from all guests. Los Rios Community College District staff, school staff and law enforcement have the right to intervene at any time to provide a safe, family-oriented environment (conforms to CIF Pursuing Victory with Honor guidelines) for all guests to enjoy their football experience free from the following:

  • Foul or abusive language or gestures
  • Intoxication or other signs of impairment
  • Displays of affection not appropriate in a public, family setting
  • Obscene or indecent clothing
  • Smoking or Tobacco Usage

Health & Safety

Air Quality

In the event that air quality deteriorates at game time, host team will follow the CIF Regulation #503.9 Air Quality Index Policy (AQI) to determine the start of play. Game time can be delayed, postponed, or rescheduled depending on the severity. Information will be posted here and on host team’s social media.

  • CIF Regulation #503.9 Air Quality Index Policy (AQI)
    An air quality Index of less than 151 must be registered, at the beginning of the contest, for all high school outdoor athletic events hosted by SJS member schools during preseason, league and Section championship events. SJS member schools may not host outdoor contests when the AQI Is equal to or greater than 151.

NOTE: Host school determines AQI using an app or website info.

COVID Policy

Masks are recommended, especially when physical distancing can not be maintained. Following CDC guidance, individuals over age 12 are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated prior to attending large-capacity events.

I will not attend if  I or anyone in my household is symptomatic, ill, awaiting the results of a COVID test, or currently has COVID. I will follow school and venue health and safety protocols. 

I understand my ticket is non-refundable.