Super Bowl XLIX

Bay Area Sports

  • Avaya Stadium opens as the home of the San Jose Earthquakes.
  • The Santa Cruz Warriors defeat the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the D-League finals to capture their first Championship since relocating to California.
  • The Golden State Warrior’s Stephen Curry wins the NBA MVP Award. Curry becomes the second Warrior to win the historic award after Wilt Chamberlain took home the hardware in 1960.
  • The Golden State Warriors reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 1975. 
    • The Burlingame Dragons FC begin play as the affiliate of the San Jose Earthquakes at Burlingame High School stadium.
    • The Worchester Sharks of the American Hockey League move west to San Jose to become the Barracudas and play their first game at SAP center.

Bay Area in the News

  • The San Francisco Bay Area celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Panama Pacific Exposition (Worlds Fair). Standard Oil Company of California (which later becomes Chevron) won several awards during the Exposition including the Gold Medal of Honor for its work and policies.
  • San Francisco bans the use of smokeless tobacco at all sporting venues, becoming the first city to ban the product to both fans and players.
  • The San Francisco Botanical Garden celebrates is 75th
  • Apple releases the Apple Watch.