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Sports in San Francisco and the Bay Area


San Francisco’s dedication to its professional sports teams can verge on the obsessive. Advance tickets for all Bay Area sports events are available through Ticketmaster (t 415/421-8497, w or direct from the teams, although you can get often get one on the day, at least for baseball.


The Oakland A’s play at the usually sunny Coliseum (t 510/638-4900, w, which has a BART stop in front. The San Francisco Giants play at AT&T Park, where home runs sometimes land in the bay (t 415/972-2000, w


The San Francisco 49ers, five-time Super Bowl champions, bash heads at 3Com Park (t 415/656-4900, w, where you may have to pay around $100 per seat, while the Oakland Raiders share the Coliseum (t 510/864-5000, w with the A’s.


The gradually resurgent Golden State Warriors play at the Oracle Arena (t 510/986-2200, w

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The always competitive San Jose Sharks (t 408/287-7070, w play at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.


The San Jose Earthquakes (t 408/985-4625, w, MLS champs in 2001, draw large crowds at collegiate Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara.

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