Farther down the waterfront, the America’s Cup Village, at Marina Green, is a second beehive of activity. Access to the AC Village is free for all visitors and has paid seating for fans who want to reserve a close-up view of the action on the Bay in August and September.
Two areas distinguish the America’s Cup Village — Marina Green and the Yacht Club Peninsula. The focus at Marina Green is the bleacher seating, with capacity for 6,500 fans, lining the shoreline for fantastic live-race viewing.
In addition, Marina Green also features a Fan Zone with displays such as the Healthy Ocean Project stand and Digital Boathouse, where fans can interact, virtually and in real time, with other fans around the world, and an entertaining sail hoist and net traverse exhibit.
Fans may also enjoy a range of food and beverage facilities, such as a fresh cup of coffee from the Nespresso Café, and a Merchandise Zone that includes a PUMA store and the 34 America’s Cup Village Store. The Lexus vehicle display will showcase the company’s latest vehicle offerings.
The Yacht Club Peninsula is focused predominantly on live race viewing with the racecourse bleachers seating 1,400 people located at prime spots along the peninsula, as well as food, beverage and merchandise facilities for fans to enjoy.
In September, the America’s Cup Village will host the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, the international competition featuring 10 national teams of youth sailors aged 19 to 24 years old, at Marina Green where fans can see the teams and AC45 catamarans up close and personal.