10 posts categorized "Games"

07/12/2011

Mayor Announces Milestone in Planning for the 34th America's Cup

Mayor Lee Announces Milestone in Planning for the 34th America’s Cupplan_boats Public Comment Period Opens for Draft EIR for Events, Related Port Cruise Terminal Project; Represents a Key Step Forward in Meeting the Challenge of Hosting America’s Cup Events.

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the issuance of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), a critical milestone in the planning for the America’s Cup events in 2012 and 2013 and the associated construction of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27 by the Port of San Francisco.

“This is a major milestone for our efforts to bring the excitement of the America’s Cup events here to San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “The Draft EIR represents a significant and thorough effort by the City and its partners at the America’s Cup Event Authority and America’s Cup Race Management to analyze the impacts of the events. Now, with the help of further community input, we look forward to refining those plans even further in advance of the project approval process later this year.” Read more.

09/28/2010

Mayor and Supervisors Introduce Agreement to Host America's Cup in San Francisco

28sept10_americas_cup_logo San Francisco – Mayor Gavin Newsom, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and other members of the Board of Supervisors today introduced the formal agreement to host the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco.  The purpose of the agreement, or term sheet, is to set forth essential terms and conditions agreed upon by the America’s Cup Committee of the Golden Gate Yacht Club and the City of San Francisco with the Protocol for the 34th America’s Cup.  If San Francisco is selected to host the 34th America’s Cup, the term sheet provides a framework for promptly negotiating a legally binding Host City Agreement and establishing the terms and conditions under which the San Francisco would be prepared to host the America’s Cup event, subject to all necessary approvals and environmental review required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In addition to Mayor Newsom, Board of Supervisors President Chiu and Supervisor Mirkarimi, the agreement was also initially co-sponsored by Supervisors Michela Alioto-Pier, Carmen Chu, Bevan Dufty, and Sophie Maxwell.
 
“We believe there’s no better place on earth than San Francisco Bay to defend the America’s Cup and bring millions of new fans from around the world to the oldest international sailing competition,” said Mayor Newsom. “This agreement establishes the strong partnership between the City, the BMW Oracle Racing Team and the entire community if San Francisco is fortunate to be selected as the Host City for the 34th America’s Cup. The entire City and State of California are united behind bringing the America’s Cup – and all the economic benefits, jobs and excitement that come with it – to San Francisco.” Read more.

07/07/2010

City Celebrates Mission District Sunday Streets This Weekend

City Celebrates Mission District Sunday Streets This Weekend Sunday Streets new activities include San Jose Sharks, Circus Bella and more.

San Francisco’s Sunday Streets program will occur in the Mission for the second time this year on July 11, 2010. The event promises to be full of fun and features several special activities: The San Jose Sharks will host hockey demonstrations (Harrison St. between 18th and 19th Streets), and Circus Bella presents a free noontime circus performance (Harrison at 20th in the O’Connell High School lot). Sunday Streets will feature popular local cultural performances from Mission-based artists, dance studios and performers in addition to health and fitness oriented activities along the 3 mile route.

“Sunday Streets has become a great way for families from all over the Bay Area to enjoy our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Newsom. “It has also become a national model for creating a safe, fun, car-free place for people to get out and get active.” Read more.

06/10/2010

Mayor Newsom Kicks Off World Cup Celebration

Mayor Newsom Kicks Off World Cup Celebration SF Recreation & Parks & Nonprofit, Corporate Sponsors to Broadcast 14 World Cup Matches Free in Civic Center Plaza June 11 – July 11 for Fans of All Ages

Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined FC Gold Pride’s Marta Vieira da Silva and San Jose Earthquakes’ Ikenna “Ike” Opara to kick off the free, month-long showing of the 2010 World Cup at Civic Center Plaza. Fourteen World Cup matches beginning June 11, and culminating with the finals on July 11, are slated to be broadcast live at no cost to taxpayers over a large-format video screen in the plaza. Free soccer-based activities emphasizing fun and exercise will be provided to all youth participants. A range of food and beverage options for purchase will also be available to event-goers.

“The World Cup brings people from every nation together in our international city to celebrate the thrill of sport and the spirit of competition,” said Mayor Newsom. “There’s no greater sporting event than the World Cup and we hope soccer fans of all ages will come out to City Hall’s front yard to enjoy the games.” Read more

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04/16/2010

Sunday Streets - April 18th in the Bayview

Sunday Streets - April 18th in the Bayview Sunday Streets is a city-wide event that takes place in different neighborhoods on Sundays throughout the Spring and Summer and shuts down city streets to traffic so that residents can take over for a day with all sorts of healthy and family friendly activities.

April 18th is Bayview with fun activities taking place all along 3rd Avenue starting at China Basin (across from AT&T Park), down the Central Waterfront to the Bayview Opera House and Bayview Park. Full details and activities available at the Sunday Streets web site:  http://sundaystreetssf.com/