San Francisco Selected to Host the 34th America's Cup

San Francisco Selected to Host the 34th America's Cup
Mayor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement after San Francisco was selected to host the 34th America’s Cup:

“The selection of San Francisco today to host the 34th America’s Cup marks the beginning of an extraordinary new chapter for our City and for the sport of sailing. Together, San Francisco and the ORACLE Racing Team have seized a tremendous opportunity to showcase sailing in the magnificent amphitheater of San Francisco Bay, provide jobs and a more than $1 billion boost to our City’s economy and transform the America’s Cup experience. The strength of San Francisco’s bid and the enormous benefits it will provide to the City and to the team are the result of months of hard work, negotiations and overwhelming support from throughout the City and State. San Francisco truly came together to support this bid, from the Board of Supervisors, Port of San Francisco and the City’s elected family to major business, labor and environmental and community leaders in the San Francisco America’s Cup Organizing Committee. I want to thank Larry Ellison, the entire ORACLE Racing Team and the Golden Gate Yacht Club for their commitment to San Francisco as we begin this strong new partnership with the America’s Cup Event Authority. Today, San Francisco celebrates that the America’s Cup is coming to San Francisco Bay. We are ready to get to work right away in 2011 to deliver on this remarkable opportunity for the City and for the America’s Cup.”

Posted on January 3, 2011 | The comments to this entry are closed.