The San Francisco Bay Area is home to a host of professional sports franchises that have attained a total of 21 championships, including five Super Bowl Championships by the San Francisco 49ers and three World Series Championships by the San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco Sports Teams
49ers – NFL Football – National Football Conference (NFC) West
The first major league professional sports team based in San Francisco, and the first NFL franchise to take home five Super Bowl trophies. The 49ers advanced to the NFL playoffs for three consecutive seasons (2012-2014), including an appearance at Super Bowl XLVII in 2012.
Giants – Major League Baseball (MLB) – National League West
The history of the San Francisco Giants began in 1883 and has involved some of baseball’s greatest players, including Willie Mays. The team has won three World Series titles and six National League pennants since moving to San Francisco. Their home is AT&T Park – a sports complex located directly on the water, with easy public transit access and incomparable views of the City and the Bay Bridge.
Bay Area Sports Teams
Oakland Raiders – NFL Football – American Football Conference (AFC) West
They have been playing in the National Football League (NFL) since 1970, since then they have given to a loyal fan base. The fans say the game “Battle of the Bay” when they play with their biggest rival San Francisco 49ers. The game gets lively.
Oakland A’s – Major League Baseball (MLB) – American League West
The Oakland A’s have won championships nine times, the third most of all MLB teams. The film and the book ‘Moneyball’ show how the A’s have been able to compete despite their financial limitations.
Golden State Warriors – National Basketball Association (NBA) – Western Conference
The Golden State Warriors have advanced to the NBA finals eight times and won four championships, the last in 2015 after a span of more than 40 years. In April 2014, the Warriors began the purchase process for a 12-acre site in Mission Bay, San Francisco to hold a new 18,000-seat arena which they hope to have ready for the 2018-19 NBA season.
San Jose Sharks – National Hockey League (NHL) – Western Conference
The Sharks were founded in 1991 and were the first NHL franchise based in the San Francisco Bay Area since the California Golden Seals left in 1976. They have won six division titles, but have never won a conference title or the Stanley Cup. In the fall of 2015-16, S.J. Sharkie entered his 24th NHL season and 25th year as the Sharks beloved mascot. A consistent and familiar presence at every Sharks home game, Sharkie has the enviable task of entertaining a sold out crowd in San Jose night in and night out, performing a variety of exciting death-defying and unique stunts and acts.
San Jose Earthquakes – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Western Conference
The headline heading into the 2015 season was the opening of the Earthquakes brand new, state-of-the-art venue, Avaya Stadium. The 18,000-seat stadium provided Quakes fans with a sense of permanence and a proper home to call their own. The Earthquakes finished the year with a 7-3-5 record during league play at their new home. Overall, San Jose broke their club record for attendance with an average of 20,979, which includes matches at Levi’s Stadium and Stanford Stadium.