It’s always the right season for some type of professional sport in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here’s a quick run-down of who’s playing and when you can catch some of the action:
Baseball season starts in early April and runs until early October, which lets you enjoy the games in San Francisco’s mild weather. Plus, if your team makes it into the World Series, you have the opportunity to enjoy a few more thrilling days. Baseball tickets can be purchased at each team’s official MLB website or at any ticket outlet (such as StubHub or TicketCity) that sells tickets to the stadium. If your baseball game is canceled, you can access the raincheck and other ticket policies on the team’s website.
San Francisco’s Major League baseball team is the Giants (playing in the National League), who first played in New York (where they originated in the 1880s) before coming to San Francisco. The Giants played in San Francisco’s iconic Candlestick Park from 1960 to 1999, but they moved to Oracle Park in 2000; in the course of their career, this historic team has won more games than any other team in baseball history. To catch the Giants at a home game, you’ll be heading for beautiful Oracle Park, named Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal. This stadium is centrally located and can be accessed by public transportation on lines 10, 30, 45, 47, KT, N Judah or ride-sharing app, Lyft. Even when they Giants aren’t in town, you can still enjoy Oracle Park with a behind-the-scenes tour where home runs can be “splash hits” and the breathtaking San Francisco Bay view rivals the action on the field.
Across the bay, you’ll find the Oakland Athletics, usually called the Oakland A’s, an American League team founded in 1901 in Philadelphia that moved to Oakland in 1968. They were spotlighted in the book and Oscar-nominated film “Moneyball,” which shows how this winning team was assembled on a thin budget. The A’s have played in the same stadium since 1968 that was once called the Oakland Coliseum but now goes by the name O.co Coliseum. O.co Coliseum can be reached by auto, BART, Alameda County Transit or Capitol Corridor Train.
San Franciscans cheer for the Golden State Warriors, which is the NBA team based in Oakland. First formed in Philadelphia in 1946, the team became the San Francisco Warriors in 1962, and by 1971, it was named after the entire state and relocated to what is now the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Basketball’s regular season begins in the final week of October and ends around the middle of April. Tickets can be purchased at the team’s website or at any ticket service for Oracle Arena. Since the Oracle Arena is situated next to the O.co Coliseum, the same set of transit can also be used for both venues. Basketball games aren’t subject to cancelation, so you can plan your ticket purchase with full confidence. When the Warriors aren’t in town, the next best thing to do is watch them on T.V.
The San Francisco 49ers hold the honor of being the city’s very first professional major-league sports team; in fact, they played their first game in 1946, having joined the NFL in 1950. This team played its home games in San Francisco from 1946 through 2013, first at Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park and then at Candlestick Park. Beginning in 2014, however, the team moved 40 miles south to a spacious new home at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. For tickets and suite rentals, you can go to the team’s website or Levi’s Stadium homepage. Located in Santa Clara, this stunning new venue can be easily reached by the Valley Transportation Authority light rail and city buses, as well as the Capitol Corridor train and Caltrain for a direct connection to San Francisco. Football games are almost never canceled, although they are occasionally moved or rescheduled.
When the Oakland Raiders were first founded in 1960, they were part of the American Football League. They joined the NFL at the time of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, and since then have given rise to a fiercely loyal fan base: the Raider Nation. The Raiders are the traditional rivals of San Francisco’s 49ers, and since they play in different conferences the “Battle of the Bay” match ups happen every four years in the regular season. The Raiders share use of the O.co Coliseum with the Oakland A’s baseball team, and game tickets can be purchased from the Raiders website or from the Ticketmaster links on the O.co Coliseum website.
San Francisco Bay Area hockey fans follow the fortunes of the San Jose Sharks, one of the 30 American and Canadian teams in the National Hockey League, and the regular season runs from early October to April, with the Stanley Cup playoffs coming later. The Sharks play in San Jose’s SAP Center (previously called HP Pavilion), which is a striking glass pyramid in the heart of Silicon Valley. Caltrain brings San Francisco hockey fans directly to the venue while ACE and VTA buses provide access along many local routes. Fans can also access the venue from the Capitol Corridor train since they’ll arrive at Diridon Station directly across the street from the Pavilion. Note that the Sharks are known for their theatrical entrance, which involves lowering a 17-foot shark mouth with flashing red eyes from the ceiling. If you don’t want to miss that spectacle, buy your tickets from the Sharks’ website or Coast-to-Coast tickets.
San Jose is also home to the Bay Area’s only Major League Soccer Team, the San Jose Earthquakes. Initially known as the Clash when they formed in 1996, this team was one of the 10 charter members of the MLS. They play in San Jose’s Avaya Stadium, and their season runs from early March to late October. Tickets to games are found on the team’s website or through Avaya Stadium’s Ticketmaster link. Visibility in the stadium is exceptionally good because the seat rise is the steepest of any soccer stadium in Major League Soccer. Avaya Stadium further boasts the largest outdoor bar in North America.
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This page will answer many of the questions you may have about DigiMarCon Silicon Valley 2020.
DigiMarCon Silicon Valley 2020 takes place from June 3rd to 4th, 2020 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel in San Francisco, California. Click here for travel details.
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel Address:
888 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
From San Francisco International Airport:
From Oakland International Airport:
From San Jose International Airport:
Parking is valet only and is $70.68 per day (subject to change).
Here’s the high-level schedule (note: all times are Pacific Daylight Time):
Thursday, May 23, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am: Registration Check-in, Welcome Refreshments & Networking
9:45am - 12:00pm: General Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon
1:00pm – 2:30pm: General Session
2:30pm – 3:10pm: Refreshments & Networking
3:10pm – 5:00pm: General Session
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Welcome Cocktail Reception
Friday, May 24, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am: Registration Check-in, Welcome Refreshments & Networking
9:45am – 12:30pm: Master Classes
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Master Classes
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Farewell Cocktail Reception
Regular price is $797 (USD) for a main conference access. We are also offering an All Access Pass, which includes the main conference, all Master Classes, Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Receptions and Video on Demand, for $1,097 (USD). Last but not least we have a Virtual Pass/Video On Demand (VOD) option for those who can’t make the conference for $347 (USD). For more information about pricing and the different passes available please click here.
Your completed Main Conference Pass registration provides you the following:
Your completed All Access Pass registration provides you everything included in the Main Conference Pass plus the following:
Your completed VIP Pass registration provides you everything included in the All Access Pass plus the following:
The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Payment is required to complete your registration.
Absolutely! Bring as many colleagues as you’d like! Register FOUR or more people from the same company simultaneously to receive $200 discount off the prevailing registration price for each member of your group.
There are just a few simple Group Registration rules:
More details about Group Rates here.
Academic, Government, Military & Non-Profit discount rates at DigiMarCon Silicon Valley 2020 apply to current full-time employees of academic institutions, federal, state or local government agencies, international government agencies, active military and non-profit organization employees only.
More details about Discount Rates here.
Conference attire is business casual for all events, including the evening events. We do recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket with you since personal preferences vary regarding room temperature.
All attendees at the conference and networking events must be registered attendees who purchased tickets.
You may send a substitute in your place at any time. All such requests must be submitted by email to registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @). Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.
You may cancel your participation in DigiMarCon Silicon Valley 2020 at any time, but please be aware of the following cancellation policy listed below.
Registration cancellations received 90 days prior to the Conference incur a 25% processing/administrative fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after event. If you must cancel for any reason, notify our registration department by 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable. Substitutions allowed prior to 90 days prior to the Conference with written or Faxed authorization only. No substitutions less than 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable for any reason, including, but not limited to, failure to use DigiMarCon credentials due to illness, acts of God, travel-related problems, acts of terrorism, loss of employment and duplicate purchase. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds for badges that have been revoked.
Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. Discounted prices are based on the date payment is received in the DigiMarCon office. Reselling DigiMarCon Silicon Valley 2020 registrations is not permitted.
Yes, international attendees are welcome at each of our conferences.
Yes, this is often requested for International Attendees. After you have registered, send a letter request email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your address, company name, company title and passport information to be included in the invitation letter.
You can request a cancellation at any time. Refer to our refund policy for refund eligibility criteria.
The official conference hotel to stay in Silicon Valley is;
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel
888 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hotel Booking Instructions
To book a room at San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel follow the instructions below;
Call 1-866-781-2364, ask for reservations, give group name ‘DigiMarCon Silicon Valley 2020’ and arrival date and book.
Yes, DigiMarCon will send emails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings and logistics. Please make sure that the email address registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @) is in your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all important event information.
There are a limited number of sponsored keynote speaking spots still available during the conference. Please contact Aaron Polmeer, aaron[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @), if you are interested in this opportunity.
Sessions may be audio recorded without special permission for personal use only. They cannot be placed online or transmitted to others without permission.
Sessions may be videoed only with special permission for personal use and also cannot be placed online or transmitted to others. Short audio and video clips may be used for blogging and press coverage of sessions. As a general guide, non-contiguous clips of one minute or less should be used. Contact us if you need guidance about longer clips.