30 posts categorized "Sports"


SF Giants: Mayor Celebrates SF Giants on World Series Victory

SF Giants: Mayor Celebrates SF Giants on World Series VictoryMayor Edwin M. Lee today highlighted planning around the ticker-tape parade and civic celebration in honor of the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants to be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. The parade will begin at the foot of Market Street at Steuart Street at 11 a.m. then continue westbound on Market Street turning onto McAllister Street to proceed to City Hall and Civic Center Plaza. Following the parade, on the steps of City Hall, Mayor Lee will present the entire team with a Key to the City and honor the World Series Champions in a civic celebration.

"San Francisco could not be any more proud of its hometown San Francisco Giants for sweeping to another World Series Championship," said Mayor Lee. "The Giants defied all the odds to win. Congratulations to every player on the roster and to the entire San Francisco Giants organization. San Francisco celebrates the return of our hometown heroes with a ticker tape parade and civic celebration to welcome them home. Take public transportation to the parade and Civic Center." Read more.

Watch SF Giants Parade Live on SFGovTv (starts at 12:30pm) http://sfgovtv.org



San Francisco Giants: Mayor Celebrates National League Champion SF Giants

Giants_23oct12Mayor Edwin M. Lee today has officially proclaimed it "San Francisco Giants Pride Week," beginning Wednesday, October 24th and continuing through the end of the World Series, to urge San Francisco Giants fans around the City and beyond to celebrate the hometown team after they clinched the National League Championship title and advanced to the World Series. The World Series begins on Wednesday, October 24th at AT&T Park on the home field of the National League Champion San Francisco Giants.

"Capturing the National League pennant and advancing to the World Series, the San Francisco Giants have put the ‘Orange’ in Orange October," said Mayor Lee. "Let’s show our Giants pride in our schools, our businesses and in our homes to celebrate their quest to bring the World Series Championship back home to San Francisco. Go Giants!" Read more.


Super Bowl L: San Francisco to Submit Bid to Host 50th Super Bowl in 2016

Super Bowl L: San Francisco to Submit Bid to Host 50th Super Bowl in 2016Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco, in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and a San Francisco Bay Area regional bid committee, will submit a formal bid to the National Football League (NFL) to host Super Bowl L in 2016. The NFL officially invited San Francisco and Miami, Florida, home to the Dolphins, to submit a bid today to compete in hosting the 50th Super Bowl. 

At the request of Mayor Lee, Daniel Lurie, Founder and CEO of the Tipping Point Community, will lead the regional bid committee and assemble the City's bid. The game, which would be held at the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara, would bring hundreds of millions in revenue for the entire host region. Read more.


America's Cup: Mayor Welcomes America's Cup World Series Races

Mayor Welcomes America's Cup World Series RacesThe America's Cup World Series (ACWS) Season Two kicks off in the summer of 2012 in the United States, with two events in San Francisco.
The opening event, from August 21-26, 2012, will feature eight teams from across the globe (as the teams continue to hone their skills on the physically-challenging AC45 wing-sailed catamarans.
The America's Cup Village for the first ACWS will be located at Marina Green, along San Francisco's northern waterfront. Admission is FREE and each day has a full program of food, fun, fast boats and family entertainment


New Arena: Mayor Announces Golden State Warriors Moving to SF

New Arena: Mayor Announces Golden State Warriors Moving to SF

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the Golden State Warriors plan to build a new sports and entertainment arena on the waterfront in San Francisco in time for the 2017-18 NBA season. The privately financed arena will be located at Piers 30-32 on San Francisco Bay, south of the Bay Bridge, between the Ferry Building and AT&T Park. 

“We are working with the Warriors to get a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena built on the waterfront in San Francisco and completed in 2017,” said Mayor Lee. “The Warriors have been the Bay Area’s basketball team for 50 years, and today sets the stage for the Warriors to be the Bay Area’s team for another 50. This project will provide millions of dollars in new tax revenue for San Francisco over the long term for services local residents need including public safety, parks, public transit, pothole repair, youth programs and senior services.”

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