San Francisco waterfront
Could San Francisco’s chance to host the next America’s Cup be sailing away? That’s what one of the race organizers recently said, indicating that they were looking at other venues like Hawaii and San Diego.
A new report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute indicates that the City of San Francisco lost money hosting the America’s Cup.
Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos and Golden State Warriors’ President Rick Welts face off on the opposing arguments over building a sports arena on San Francisco’s waterfront.
From 8 Washington to the proposed Warriors arena, the battle over the future of San Francisco’s waterfront is heating up.
Despite problems which have run the gamut from the death of a sailor during a practice run to cheating scandals to financial shortfalls because of teams dropping out, San Francisco’s mayor said Wednesday he would welcome the America’s Cup event again.
Just a month ago, the America’s Cup “village” along San Francisco’s waterfront had few visitors. Then Oracle Team USA launched one of the greatest comebacks in the sport’s history. On Wednesday, tens of thousands lined up along the city’s waterfront to watch them retain the cup.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has asked the city’s transportation authority for an audit on the public transit impacts of a new Golden State Warriors arena proposed to go along the waterfront.
Here’s the bottom line: There is a dilapidated pier out there that the Warriors are willing to fix and construct a state-of-the-art arena that the city has never had. They are willing to pick up the $1 billion-plus tab and turn the eye sore into a unique arena that will include a park and stores.
Building a basketball arena on the San Francisco waterfront could cost $1 billion, an estimate Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts said is likely to grow as the team analyzes the site at Piers 30-32.
A disputed San Francisco waterfront condominium project will could now have two competing measures on the November ballot.