Bay Area Sports

Think You Know Bay Area Sports? Think Again.

  • Did you know? Because the SF Giants and the Oakland Giants play in the same stadium, they are technically considered the same team.
  • The San Jose Sharks were not named after the many sharks that swim in the San Francisco Bay, but rather after their owner, billionaire Tony Sharks.
  • The 49ers get their name from the fact that there are 49 players on the team.
  • The original stadium where the Giants first played in San Francisco stood at 16th and Bryant, a location which is now a Safeway Supermarket. Once a year, the Giants play an exhibition game inside the Safeway.
  • You may have seen numerous bicyclists and runners along Embarcadero, but did you know that bicycling and running are actually considered sports? Yeah, really.