San Francisco Mayor Lee and ACEA Announce Consolidated Venue Plan for 34th America’s Cup

Posted on 28 February 2012 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: America's Cup] Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) announced today a consolidated venue plan for the 34th America’s Cup, removing Piers 30-32 for use during the America’s Cup events, consolidating all racing teams at Pier 80 and build a race village at Pier 27-29.

“We are excited to host the 34thAmerica’s Cup, one of the world’s greatest international sporting events, in San Francisco and benefit from the jobs and economic impacts that come with it,” said Mayor Lee. “This consolidated venue plan with the teams at Pier 80 will ensure we are ready for races this year and in 2013 and brings new investment and improvements to our City’s Southern waterfront.”

“We want to thank the Mayor, his staff and the City of San Francisco for their incredible support and efforts working with us to make our collective goal of a remarkable race a reality. We believe that these changes will further the progress towards our collective goal while maintaining major investments in City Infrastructure,” said America’s Cup Event Authority Board Member Stephen Barclay. “We look forward to continuing our work with the Mayor and the City and delivering all the benefits this race will bring.”

The additional development at Pier 80 in Dogpatch and the Bayview will mean millions of dollars in improvements and job opportunities in one of the City’s most underserved areas. The infrastructure improvements and long-term development rights associated with the Event Authority’s investments, originally proposed for team bases at Piers 30-32, will now no longer be necessary for races in 2012 and 2013.

The America’s Cup World Series races will be held in San Francisco from August 11 – 19 and August 27 – September 2, 2012. The Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, will be held in San Francisco from July 4 – September 1, 2013 and the America’s Cup Finals will be held September 7 – 22, 2013.

3 Comments For This Post

  1. Adam Ostenfeld Says:

    Really don´t see the generation of all these job´s from this America´s Cup especially in such a beautiful town as san francisco people go there because of the inherent beauty the place has not because a couple of Catamaran´s are sailing around the bay , how many team´s will actually show up maybee 3 or 2 i would´nt invest money or make deal´s with people who in the end of the day will move on very quickly to another place and say yea here is now the best ,there would be much more interest in this cup if the boats and budgets were much more affordable for the normal man , this cup the costs of the boat´s and the lack of particapants is sad and would have generated heaps of work for all the great young sailors out there if it was done with TP 72´s the town would have been alive with Americas cup fever the restaurants and bars would have been full with different team supporters instead we have the same old no public allowed only team vips no parking NO ACCESS , good luck with all of this , 12

  2. Toni Brunello Says:

    I will be there and so will be many others. Honestly, I do not really care how many boats will show up for the Louis Vuitton Cup. The only thing I am interested in is the Americas Cup, when defender and challenger meet.

  3. EaglesPDX Says:

    The America’s Cup didn’t need the development of Piers-30-32. Pier 80 provides plenty of room for team bases. Pier 27 the right location for the racing village.

    The America’s Cup will be a great income generator for San Francisco as includes not just the final America’s Cup races from July to September, bringing in hundreds of thousands of tourists and their business but the 1,000 related jobs that go with the AC races. This time these include several preliminary races in smaller America’s Cup boats, the exciting photogenic AC45′s, in races in 2012 and 2013. All these races will bring in the 1,000 support jobs and the thousands of visitors.

    The prime time NBC coverage of the final races along the NBC cable network coverage of the other races plus the Google/YouTube TV channel broadcasts provide a huge boost for San Francisco. No different than having World Series or SuperBowl in SF.

    It will be a great race, a great event for SF and for the US, defending the America’s Cup in home waters in giant, high tech catamarans sailing faster than the wind, the most advanced racing sailboats ever. Perfect for a high tech town like SF.


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