In a letter to sent to Oracle Team USA’s CEO yesterday, Mayor Ed Lee has officially expressed San Francisco’s interest in hosting the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, but with a few changes.
As proposed, the America’s Cup Park and Pavilion would return to Pier 27-29 and the teams would be based upon Pier 27-29 as well rather than on Pier 30-32. Marina Green would once again serve as the secondary venue for Cup viewing and concessions.
The City would like the months-long schedule for the Cup to be condensed and is not offering any development rights nor long-term transfers of real estate as part of their proposal.
Race organizers are expected to pick the host city for the 35th America’s Cup by March 1, 2014.