SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Crowds thronged to the waterfront on Wednesday to watch the winner-take-all America’s Cup race won by Oracle Team USA. The event drew so many spectators that officials had to close off Pier 27 because it was too crowded.
Everybody likes a good finish, which is why it took the crowds so long to materialize. The race really heated up in the last week or so, with a make it or break it day right at the end. People just didn’t go back to work after lunch, they headed to the pier. And it was a great day despite the terrible parking and ridiculous traffic.