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Port’s Plan For Pier 29: Themed Retail/Restaurant Marketplace

Port’s Plan For Pier 29: Themed Retail/Restaurant Marketplace

With San Francisco no longer in the running to host the 35th America’s Cup, the Port is preparing to issue a request for proposals to redevelop San Francisco’s Pier 29. The Port’s vision for the pier: “A San Francisco Bay Area themed marketplace that brings together a collection of... Read More »

San Francisco Cut From America’s Cup Shortlist

An email to Mayor Ed Lee last night has confirmed the BBC’s original report that San Francisco will not be hosting the 35th America’s Cup in 2017.  Chicago, San Diego, and Bermuda remain in contention the host the race. San Francisco could still host an America’s Cup World Series warm-up... Read More »

San Francisco’s Deficit For Hosting America’s Cup Doubles To $11.5M

San Francisco’s Deficit For Hosting America’s Cup Doubles To $11.5M

Having failed to account for $5.5 million in net costs incurred by the Port of San Francisco, the City’s revised deficit for hosting the 34th America’s Cup has risen from $5.5 million to $11.5 million according to San Francisco’s Budget and Legislative Analyst’s Office. From the conclusion of the... Read More »

San Francisco Officially Bids For Another America’s Cup

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... Read More »

San Francisco’s America’s Cup Accounting And Projected Deficit

Preliminary accounting for the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco pegs the economic impact of the event at $364 million versus original projections of $1.4 billion, with roughly 700,000 spectators versus a projected 2.7 million, and a deficit of at least $5.5 million to be covered by the City.... Read More »

America’s Cup Spectator Count Isn’t Lagging, It’s Luffing

According to America’s Cup officials, around 500,000 people to date have been counted as spectators at the official race venues on San Francisco’s Marina Green and Piers 27-29 with another 500,000 or so expected to be tallied during the finals next month. While not specified, it’s likely safe to... Read More »

America’s Cup Waterfront Concert Series Permit Suspended

America’s Cup Waterfront Concert Series Permit Suspended

Ten days ago San Francisco’s Entertainment Commission approved the plans to hold 30 ticketed concerts at the upsized America’s Cup pavilion on Piers 27/29 which is two-thirds built, granting Live Nation a conditional Place of Entertainment Permit for the series. While the first concert by Imagine Dragons is scheduled... Read More »

America’s Cup Economic Impact And Fundraising Questions

On the agenda for San Francisco’s Budget and Finance Sub-Committee this morning, a hearing to review the status of the America’s Cup Organizing Committee’s (ACOC) efforts to meet its fundraising goals (it’s behind) and to review the City’s potential liabilities if the ACOC fails to meet its goals, what... Read More »

Pier 29 on Fire: Teams Racing to Save the America’s Cup Site

Pier 29 on Fire: Teams Racing to Save the America’s Cup Site

A tipster delivers a photo of the four alarm fire in progress at Pier 29, one of the key piers upon which the America’s Cup Village venue is being constructed. Read More »

Amended America’s Cup Host Agreement Approved

Amended America’s Cup Host Agreement Approved

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a scaled-down development and host agreement for the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco with warm-up races, the World Series, scheduled to begin next month in Italy and hit San Francisco on August 21. While Piers 30-32 are back to being pit... Read More »