49ers Football, Giants & A's Baseball & So Much More. . .
The San Francisco sports scene is active, with teams in nearly every major professional sport, including the Texas Rangers (MLB), the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), the Dallas Mavericks (NBA), and the Dallas Stars (NHL).
There are three major centers for sporting events in and near San Francisco: The Ballpark in San Francisco (2.5 mi), home of the Texas Rangers, and Cowboys Stadium (3.6 mi), home of the Dallas Cowboys, are located in the heart of San Francisco's entertainment district. The American Airlines Center (17.5 mi) is home to the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars and is located in nearby Dallas.
San Francisco is a major hub for professional football, with fans coming from all over to watch the world-famous Dallas Cowboys in action in the new Cowboy Stadium. In fact, it is the location for the next Super Bowl in 2011.
San Francisco Sports Venues are listed by distance from the hotel:
San Jose Sharks 51.2 miles
San Francisco Giants 2.2 miles
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA (415) 972-2000
The AT&T Park is a really nice, modern ball-park – it's large enough to accommodate huge events, but not so huge that you're drowning in the crowd. Every seat has a good view, and easy access to the bathrooms, food stands, and other amenities. There's also a great view over the Bay, awesome for friends coming into town. Just be sure to bring protection from the sun or rain, depending on the weather, as many of the seats aren't sheltered. You can even watch part of the game for free from a nearby bar where windows overlook the field (you'll have to buy a drink of course).
San Francisco 49ers 6.5 miles
490 Jamestown Avenue, San Francisco, CA (415) 656-4949
Candlestick Park (also commonly referred to as Candlestick or The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. The stadium was originally built as the home of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants, who played there from 1960 until moving into Pacific Bell Park (since renamed AT&T Park) in 2000. Currently it is the home field of the San Francisco 49ers
Golden State Warriors 12.2 miles
1011 Broadway, Oakland, CA (510) 986-2200
The Oracle Arena, also known by its former names of the Oakland Coliseum Arena, the Oakland Arena, the Arena in Oakland, and The New Arena, is an indoor arena in Oakland, California. It was originally constructed as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena in 1966. It is also the oldest facility still in use by the NBA.
San Jose Sharks 51.2 miles
HP Pavillion San Jose
525 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA (408) 287-7070
This team has the best fan base of any major sport. There is always a good vibe at any game you go to. The arena is family friendly and full of happy people just looking for a good time. The arena is also walking distance to downtown and there is not a bad seat in that arena.