EVERY DAY MEDIA POLICY
All Monterey Bay F.C. press releases and announcements are sent via email. To be placed on the distribution list, please contact email@example.com.
Members of the media requesting an interview with any Monterey Bay F.C. players, coaches or leadership at any time must make arrangements with MBFC’s Communications Staff:
MATCH DAY MEDIA POLICY
Credentialed media members attending a match will be allowed access to the VIP Parking Lot (Southwest Lot) for that game if an RSVP has been submitted at least 72 hours prior to the match. Those with Season credentials must still RSVP no later than 72 hours prior to each match to guarantee PARKING.
Monterey Bay F.C. media credentials and single-match parking passes will be available for pickup beginning two hours prior to kickoff of each game at the Media Will Call window located inside the Union Plaza on the West side of Cardinale Stadium. Each person must pick up their own credentials and present corresponding photo identification. Bibs will be provided to any field level photographers/videographers. Following the first home match of the season, photographers with Season credentials will only be required to pick up a bib. Professional behavior while in possession of a credential is expected at all times. Any unauthorized use of a credential will result in ejection from Cardinale Stadium and confiscation of the credentials.
SEATING / PRESS AREA
The Press Area at Cardinale Stadium is located on the South side of the stadium and will open two hours prior to kickoff. All credentialed members of the written press will be assigned a seat OUTSIDE of the press box, provided an RSVP was made to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 prior to the match. Please dress warm for evening matches. If an RSVP is not submitted by the deadline, a seat in the designated Press Area cannot be promised. Those with Season credentials must still RSVP no later than 72 hours prior to each match to guarantee seating.
Game notes and statistics will be available digitally, no hard copies will be delivered during the match. Requests for this information should be made to Steven Vargo.
Bibs will be provided at Media Will Call and must be worn at all times. Prior to the beginning of each half, photographers must choose an endline from which they wish to shoot. NO South sideline (Bench-side) access will be allowed at any time. If photographers wish to switch sides of the field, they may do so at HALFTIME by way of the North sideline and ONLY as a means to get to the other endline. Photographers shall NOT stop to shoot from the sideline for any reason.
On-field postgame interviews with players will be allowed for the TV/stream broadcast crew by request only. Approximately fifteen minutes after the final whistle, a postgame media availability will begin on the West end of the stadium. At that time, Monterey Bay F.C. Head Coach Frank Yallop and two players will be made available to attending media for questions. A postgame quote sheet will be distributed via email following each match.