America's Cup race viewing opportunities

San Francisco, Calif. – August 6, 2012 – Giants Enterprises, a subsidiary of the San Francisco Giants, has been selected by the America’s Cup Event Authority as the official spectator experience partner for America’s Cup events in San Francisco.  In this role, Giants Enterprises will assist in the promotion and ticketing of all sanctioned America’s Cup public viewing locations beginning with the America’s Cup World Series events August 21-26th 2012 and continuing through all 2013 America’s Cup events.

Spanning six (6) days in August, the 2012 World Series races will be the first chance to see America’s Cup races in action on the San Francisco Bay.   A ticketed viewing area, called The Deck, will be located in the Marina Green, which will be transformed into the America’s Cup (AC) Village.  The AC Village is free and open to the public and will offer food and beverage vendors, viewing screens, merchandise, and race PA announcements and commentary.  Ticketed seating is available in The Deck and will be the only location where spectators can be guaranteed a seat to watch all the action.

The Deck - This exclusive area, located in the front of the Marina Green directly across from the race finish line, features a very limited number of ticketed bleacher seats.  Ticket holders will also have access to private food and beverage for purchase, and private bathrooms.

Tickets for The Deck start at $25 per day and will be available for purchase at starting on Thursday, August 9th at 10am.

“We are excited about this new partnership with America’s Cup Event Authority.  With our experience producing large events in San Francisco, and our state-of-the-art ticketing infrastructure, we are uniquely equipped to help America’s Cup Event Authority expose the Bay Area to world class sailing on the Bay,” said Larry Baer, Giants President and CEO.


“This is a great opportunity for us to offer an unparalleled viewing experience around the San Francisco America’s Cup events. Partnering with Giants Enterprises to offer ticketed seating options will allow fans to get up close and personal with this amazing spectacle,” said Stephen Barclay, CEO of the America’s Cup.

A photo opportunity, featuring the America’s Cup Trophy and World Series Trophy will be held at the America’s Cup Day prior to the Giants game on Saturday, August 25 at 12:00 noon inside AT&T Park.   Representatives from America’s Cup Event Authority and Giants Enterprises will also be on hand to answer questions from the media.  Media should enter AT&T Park at the O’Doul media gate.

About the America’s Cup

One of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sport, the America’s Cup was first raced in 1851, 45 years before the modern Olympics. The U.S. yacht America won, giving the international sailing competition its name.

The next Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Challenger Series (July-August 2013) and America’s Cup Match (September 2013) will be held for the first time in San Francisco Bay, a natural sailing arena where more than one million spectators are expected.

The AC World Series is a global circuit of events where the teams race one-design AC45 catamarans for a season championship. ORACLE TEAM USA won the 2011-12 title. The 2012-13 season begins in San Francisco in August.