30 posts categorized "Sports"

09/28/2011

America's Cup Event to Promote Local Business

America's Cup event to promote local business As part of the America’s Cup Event Authority’s ongoing commitment to support local businesses, today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the Event Authority announced a local business outreach initiative to ensure San Francisco businesses benefit from the anticipated economic impact generated by the 34th America’s Cup.  
 
The Event Authority is launching a web-based business portal that will serve as a one-stop shop for San Francisco’s small businesses to compete for America’s Cup business. The portal will act as the focal point for event organizers to announce business and contracting opportunities and for businesses to engage. Read more.

09/13/2011

Mayor Announces New Sunday Streets Events

Mayor Announces New Sunday Streets Events New September Sunday Streets Event Focused on Walking & Citywide Ping Pong Tournament.

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the first Sunday Streets “Walking Street” on Grant Avenue through Chinatown and North Beach on Sunday, September 18th. The event will include a commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy with the first citywide Ping Pong Tournament.

“It’s great to have Sunday Streets back in Chinatown and North Beach after a three-year hiatus, and we’re especially excited to present an activity that symbolized the beginning of friendly relations between the United States and China,” said Mayor Lee. “As we remember the historic Ping Pong Diplomacy tournament that took place 40 years ago this year, we are celebrating community-building programs, such as Sunday Streets, that bring our communities together.” Read more.

03/31/2011

City Announces Draft Transportation Plan for America's Cup

City Announces Draft Transportation Plan for America's Cup Mayor Edwin M. Lee today joined members of the Board of Supervisors, SFMTA and transit advocates to unveil the draft transportation plan to move up to 200,000 residents and visitors daily to the City’s waterfront for the 34th America’s Cup, promising the most transit, bicycle and pedestrian-friendly major sporting event in history. The draft of the “People Plan” is among the first planning documents required by March 31 in the Host and Venue Agreement between the City and the Event Authority for the 34th America’s Cup, along with initial plans for waste management, security and marketing. The early draft of the People Plan is the product of analysis by city and SFMTA staff, with early input from stakeholder groups. The draft People Plan announced today will also undergo significant and further revisions, following input from members of the public, advocates, city and agency staff, the environmental community and other stakeholders in the coming months. Final approval and consideration will occur following the completion of environmental review.

“We are moving rapidly to meet our commitments to host a spectacular 34th America’s Cup in 2013 and set a new standard for sustainable event-planning,” said Mayor Lee. “The America’s Cup is a unique opportunity to leverage our region’s transportation resources and our enthusiasm to deliver the most transit, bicycle and pedestrian-friendly international major sporting event in history for residents and visitors alike.” Read more.

01/19/2011

Mayor Lee Appoints City Team to Deliver America's Cup

San Francisco Commits to host 34th America's Cup Mayor Establishes America’s Cup Executive Steering Committee to Oversee City’s Role and Responsibilities for Event that will Deliver More than $1 Billion in Economic Activity & Thousands of Jobs

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his first Mayoral Executive Directive officially establishing the management structure to effectively coordinate the City’s efforts to host the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. The Executive Directive creates the America’s Cup Executive Steering Committee to make all necessary investments in time and resources into making sure that the full potential benefits of the race come to fruition. The America’s Cup Executive Steering Committee reports directly to the Mayor and will consist of the Executive Directors of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Port of San Francisco, and the Department of Public Works.

“San Francisco came together to win the 34th America’s Cup, and now we are coming together to make good on our commitments to deliver an extraordinary event for sailing, for spectators and for the City’s economy,” said Mayor Lee. “The America’s Cup Executive Steering Committee will partner closely with the America’s Cup Event Authority and the San Francisco America’s Cup Organizing Committee to bring to San Francisco an amazing event that will transform our waterfront and draw the attention of the world.” Read more

01/03/2011

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.”