America's Cup Event Authority and Giants Enterprises Partner to Offer Race Viewing Opportunities

2013 America’s Cup - San Francisco © Gilles Martin-Raget / ACEA


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 on www.americascup.com/tickets starting on Thursday, August 9th at 10am.

(America’s Cup Partners, and Giants Season Ticket Holders will have access to an exclusive presale prior to the public sale.)

“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.