We play weekly on Tuesdays in White Plaza from 3-5pm.
New members are always welcome. If you're new to footbag, we'll teach you, starting with the basics. Or if you already have some experience, please come out and freestyle or challenge us to a game of four-square.
We play EVERY TUESDAY almost without fail, 3-5pm, at White Plaza (just in front of the Stanford U. Post Office near Tresidder Union). See map above. Sometimes we start earlier, especially in the winter. Please contact us before coming out to verify, especially in the summers (though we play almost every week in the summer, too!). Directions: ----------- From US-101, exit Embarcadero Rd. west towards Palo Alto. Stay on Embarcadero for a couple of miles, through a lot of needless traffic lights, until you find yourself on Stanford campus (just after you cross El Camino). The street you're on will change names to Galvez (you need to know this for your return). Continue on Galvez past the Stanford Stadium (on your left) until you get to a major 4-way stop sign at Campus Drive. Turn LEFT onto Campus Drive East. Follow Campus Drive East through about 10 stop signs (no, I'm not kidding) to Mayfield Dr. You'll basically be circling the left side of the campus, clockwise, and ending up on the far side from where you came in (if you could only go straight on Galvez, you'd be happy, but alas, it's not possible to get through). Turn RIGHT onto Mayfield Dr. (off Campus Dr. East) and go one block until the next stop sign, where you're forced to turn left. Turn LEFT and then go a few yards until you hit yet another stop sign (they love stop signs on Stanford campus). Watch out for the bikes. Turn RIGHT at that stop sign into the Tresidder Student Union parking lot. Continue at the * below. From I-280, exit at Page Mill east towards Palo Alto. Follow Page Mill to the SECOND LIGHT, which is Junipero Serra to the left and Foothill Expwy. to the right. Turn LEFT onto Junipero Serra. Follow Junipero Serra to the first light (Stanford Ave.) -- turn RIGHT onto Stanford Ave. Follow Stanford Ave. through the light at Peter Coutts and continue to the first stop sign (at Bowdoin). At that first stop sign, turn LEFT onto Bowdoin. Follow Bowdoin through one stop sign, and turn LEFT at the second stop sign -- Campus Drive East. (NOTE: that left turn onto Campus Drive from Bowdoin is tricky. Be careful.) Follow Campus Drive East through a few more stop signs until you reach Mayfield Drive. Turn RIGHT onto Mayfield Drive. Continue one block on Mayfield until you're forced to turn left at a stop sign. Turn left and then after only a few yards you'll hit yet another stop sign. Watch for bikes. Turn RIGHT at that stop sign into the Tresidder Student Union parking lot. *From Tresidder Student Union parking lot, it's just a 3-minute walk to White Plaza. But before I tell you how to get there, check your watch. If it's before 4pm on a week-day, you'll need to PAY FOR PARKING. Don't sweat it, you only have to pay UNTIL 4pm. If you get there at 3:55, don't pay. But they do enforce the meters so if you get there before 3:55, you should pay until at least 4. The machine you pay at will print the time on it. Make sure it's 4 or later because if they do find your car in the intervening minutes you can get a ticket if you didn't make sure you were paid 'til 4. Anyway, it's something like $1.50 an hour. I usually just use my credit card and pay for an hour. Okay, finally, to walk to the spot (White Plaza), you just find the front entrance of Dinkelspiel Auditorium which is across from Tresidder Union if you walk on the main path towards the center of campus. If you see the front of Dinkelspiel, and keep it to your right as you head down and around the building, you'll find yourself in White Plaza. (I.e., White Plaza is around the left side of Dinkelspiel.) It's not that close, so don't hug the side of the building lest you find yourself in the bushes. Anyway, we almost always play in front of the "birdcage" which is an open gazebo-like structure (I guess it's art) that students hang banners from during the school year. If you find that structure and we're not there, chances are either you're early, late, or something caused us to move. In that case, look around. We're never far from that spot -- if it's raining, we play under a nearby overhang which you can see from that spot. If you think you're early, just wait at the gazebo-like thingie.