Bay Area Sports Venues
Called "baseball's perfect address", AT&T Park opened in 2000 as the home of the San Francisco Giants and immediately became a landmark in a city of landmarks. With sweeping views of the city and bay, modern amenities, a top rated event management team, and a virtually unlimited array of creative options, it's your perfect address for a unique and successful event no matter what your objectives.
The HP Pavilion at San Jose handles more than 90 sporting events annually including more than 40 Sharks regular season home games, lacrosse, boxing, tennis, Arena Football and Strikeforce. The building hosts 120 to 180 events every year -- including Olympic athletes, Grammy award-winners and a variety of family and children's favorites that account for more than 275 event days.
Pollstar, the leading concert industry trade magazine nominated HP Pavilion at San Jose as “Arena of the Year” for 2005 and 2007. In 2007 Pollstar also recognized HP Pavilion at San Jose based on non-sports attendance as 4th in North America, top 10 in the world. Over the past 10 years, HP Pavilion at San Jose has consistently been in the Top 5 in North America and top 10 in the world.
This all adds up to unprecedented excitement as San Jose welcomes the arrival of the world's greatest names in sports and entertainment.
Monster Park at Candlestick Point
Although Candlestick Park was built for the Giants, the Beatles played their last concert ever there on August 29, 1966, and the NFL's 49ers have won so many Super Bowls since they moved there in 1971 that the sign in the parking lot said, "Home of the Super Bowl Champions," with almost no mention of the primary tenants. Richard Nixon threw out the first ball at the first game ever at the 'Stick, on April 12, 1960, then proclaimed it "the finest ballpark in America."
Bill White, who later became the National League president, got the first hit there. The Giants' Gaylord Perry and Cardinals' Ray Washburn threw no-hitters there on the same weekend - on September 17 and 18, 1968. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Giants staged a memorable playoff for the National League pennant there in 1962, complete with a controversy over the Giants watering down the infield to slow down basestealer extraordinaire Maury Wills. Mays broke the all-time National League home run record at Candlestick Park on May 4, 1966, and he got his 3,000th hit there on July 18, 1971.
ORACLE Arena & Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
The Coliseum Complex is jointly owned by the City of Oakland and Alameda County and managed by the Oakland Coliseum Joint Venture (OCJV), owned in majority by SMG. SMG is the world’s leading company in the private development and management of public assembly facilities, including 170 properties in arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers and recreational facilities around the world.