Best Western Bayside Hotel - Oakland CA Hotel on the Waterfront
Local 510-536-6633
Toll Free 855-227-4520
Best Western Bayside Hotel - Oakland CA Hotel on the Waterfront
Executive Inn and Suites Oakland California - Become a Fan
Executive Inn and Suites Oakland California - Follow Us on Twitter
HOME         GETTING HERE         CONTACT
Executive Inn & Suites Oakland Waterfront Hotel Book Online Now Virtual Tour Photo Gallery

Oakland & San Francisco Bay Area Sports Venues

San Francisco Bay Area Sports . . . it's always ON!

The Oakland sports scene is active with teams in nearly every major professional sport, including the Oakland Athletics (MLB), Oakland Raiders (NFL), Golden State Warriors (NBA), and just across the Bay you can go watch the San Francisco professional sports teams as well(San Francisco Giants (MLB), San Francisco 49ers (NFL).

There are two major centers for professional sporting events in Oakland: Oakland-Alameda Coliseum (home of the Athletics and Raiders) and The Oracle Arena (home of the Golden State Warriors) are located in downtown Oakland, contributing to an urban renaissance that has transformed the city's center into a day-and-night destination for folks traveling to this area.

If you venture in to San Francisco check out a San Francisco 49ers game at Candlestick Park or head on over to AT&T park to catch a defending World Champion's San Francisco Giants game. It is always a great day for family at the numerous sport's venues the Bay Area has to offer.

And, don't forget college sports. Berkeley is about 7 miles from the Executive Inn & Suites Oakland, and is home of some of the country's best (and well-known) collegiate teams (Cal Bears football, baseball, basketball, and much more). Cal Berkeley's Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavillion are home to many of their teams, and are just minutes away.

Oakland & San Francisco Sports Venues are listed by distance from the hotel:

Executive Inn & Suites Oakland - Oakland CA Waterfront Hotel
O.co Coliseum (formerly McAfee Coliseum) - NFL Oakland Raiders & Oakland A's Home Field

In the following 32 years, the Oakland Alameda County Arena and Coliseum Complex has hosted a spectrum of events in both the sporting and entertainment industries including concerts, circus, boxing, rodeos, religious speakers and ice shows. Audiences numbering nearly 100 million have made Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Oracle Arena the premier entertainment facilities in Northern California.

McAfee Coliseum, originally named Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, is part of a 120-acre sports complex located directly off Interstate 880. The Arena in Oakland, home of the Golden State Warriors, is next door.

Executive Inn & Suites Oakland - Oakland CA Waterfront Hotel

In the following 32 years, the Oakland Alameda County Arena and Coliseum Complex has hosted a spectrum of events in both the sporting and entertainment industries including concerts, circus, boxing, rodeos, religious speakers and ice shows. Audiences numbering nearly 100 million have made Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Oracle Arena the premier entertainment facilities in Northern California.

Executive Inn & Suites Oakland - Oakland CA Waterfront Hotel

Decades after its 1923 opening, the setting of Memorial Stadium remains one of the most breathtaking sights in all of college athletics. The plush wall of pine trees in the Berkeley Hills to the east is contrasted by a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay and three bridges to the west. Designed by world-renowned architect John Galen Howard and co-designers G.F. Buckingham and E.E. Carpenter, the stadium is a tribute to their architectural talents, skills that were years ahead of their time. Fans who attend games today still marvel at the beauty of the structure, modeled after the Colosseum in Rome, and comment about the easy viewing for spectators from all angles within the stadium.

Beginning in December 2010, a massive retrofit and renovation of Memorial Stadium began, a project that brings the facility up to modern standards and provide a safe and enjoyable environment for its thousands of visitors every year. The stadium will be closed for construction until it reopens in September 2012, with Cal football playing its 2011 home games at San Francisco's AT&T Park before returning to campus. For more information on the renovation, visit stadium.berkeley.edu.

Executive Inn & Suites Oakland - Oakland CA Waterfront Hotel
Haas Pavilion - Cal Berkeley Basketball

When the construction of Haas was first proposed, alumni and fans wanted to ensure that the intimidating homecourt advantage Harmon provided could be maintained in a building twice its size. Haas was created specifically with this in mind. Consequently, sound-baffling devices were omitted intentionally, and student seating has doubled from 1,300 seats in Harmon to 2,600 seats in Haas, with about 900 courtside. In an attempt to keep Haas as intimate as Harmon, designers built the arena with the last row of seats just 88 feet from the floor. Nearly 2,000 club seats with chair backs have been installed in the arena. The arena features two high-resolution video boards, more than 50 television monitors throughout the building and a team store. The elegant Haas Club Room, which overlooks Evans Baseball Diamond, provides a spacious banquet area.

The Golden Bears first played basketball intercollegiately in 1907 and began full conference play in 1915. The 1920s was the dominant decade for Cal basketball, as the Bears won 6 conference titles under coaches E.H. Wright and Nibs Price. Cal reached the pinnacle of the sport during the tenure of Pete Newell, who was head coach from 1955 to 1960. The Golden Bears earned the conference title four out of his five years and in 1959, won the NCAA title. In Newell's last year, Cal came close to another NCAA title, but lost to Ohio State in the final.

Executive Inn & Suites Oakland - Oakland CA Waterfront Hotel
Executive Inn & Suites Oakland - Oakland CA Waterfront Hotel
Executive Inn & Suites Oakland - Oakland CA Waterfront Hotel
Oakland Sports Venues Venues
SIGN-UP TO RECEIVE
SPECIAL OFFERS
  Sign up for enews!
Executive Inn & Suites Oakland CA Hotel on the Waterfront AAA Rates
AAA & Families Love Us!
Use your AAA membership for lower rates. Our suites are great for families.
Executive Inn & Suites Oakland CA Hotel on the Waterfront Corporate Discount Rates
Corporate Rates Made for Business
Find out why business travelers rate us #1 in Oakland.
View Details