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Santa Clara, CA is “Sports Central,” Really? – Santa Clara Thinks So, Anyway – Counting Chickens Way Down South

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I don’t know, is tiny Santa Clara, CA really “in the middle of it all in the San Francisco Bay Area?”

I think not. (And actually, Santa Clara is similarly too far south to be “Silicon Valley Central” either.)

I cry foul.

But you, You Make The Call. Read an optimistic press release from this AM and then decide for yourself.

Santa Clara, California Is “Sports Central”

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 29  — With the San Francisco 49ers proposed stadium initiative passing this past June, the city of Santa Clara could soon become “Sports Central” in the San Francisco Bay Area. Construction of a new 68,500 seat NFL stadium is planned for 2012 with the stadium expected to be ready for business in 2014. Santa Clara already boasts a wide variety of sports venues including Buck Shaw Stadium, George F. Haines International Swim Center, Santa Clara Convention Center and Youth Soccer Park. A complete listing can be found at

An often used venue for cheerleading, competitive video gaming, dancing, indoor soccer, martial arts, volleyball, and more is the 302,000 square foot Santa Clara Convention Center. The facility’s large clear span exhibit halls and high ceilings have hosted a wide range of sporting events. For rugby, soccer and swimming competitions, Santa Clara has a multitude of venues with the most notable being Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University for rugby and soccer and the George F. Haines International Swim Center for swimming and diving competitions.

With outstanding venues, beautiful facilities, and over 300 days of sunshine per year, Santa Clara is the place to be in the middle of it all in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit

SOURCE  Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau

Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Santa Clara – Silicon Valley Central is the perfect location for a sport’s tournament or event. The City has over 300 days of sunshine per year, plus outstanding venues. If you are a sporting event planner, click on any of the anchor links below to see potential venues or complete our Sports RFP Form.

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