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There are several major theatre venues for Sacramento. The Sacramento Convention Center governs both the Community Center Theatre and Memorial Auditorium. The Wells Fargo Pavilion is the most recent addition. It is built atop the old Music Circus tent foundations. Next to that, is the McClatchy Main stage, originally built as a television studio, it was renovated at the same time the pavilion was built. It is the smallest of the venues providing seating for only 300. The Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sacramento Opera perform at the Community Center Theatre.

 

There are several Theatre companies with professional stature. California Musical Theatre and its Summer stock theatre, Music Circus bring many directors and performers from New York and the Los Angeles area to work and perform in their productions at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. During the fall, winter and spring seasons Broadway Sacramento brings bus and truck tours to the Convention Center Theatre. The Sacramento Theatre Company provides non-musical productions of high quality as an Equity House Theatre, performing in the McClatchy Main stage. At the B Street Theatre, smaller and more intimate professional productions are performed as well as a children's theatre. The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival provides entertainment under the stars every summer in William Land Park.

The Sacramento area has one of the largest collection of smaller Community Theatres in California. Some of these include, the 24th Street Theatre, River City Theatre Company, Runaway Stage Productions and the historic Eagle Theatre. These theatres all compete annually for the Elly Awards overseen by The Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance or SARTA.

Serious Information

In the early 1990s, we attempted to lure the Los Angeles Raiders football team to Sacramento, selling $50 million cents in bonds as earnest money. However, at least we tried and we still have the Sacramento Kings

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Sports and Recreation away from Stockton

Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats
Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats

ARCO Arena is home to two professional level basketball teams: the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association and the Sacramento Monarchs of the Women's National Basketball Association. The Kings came to Sacramento from Kansas City in 1985, and the Monarchs are one of the eight founding members of the WNBA, which started in 1997. The Monarchs won the WNBA Championship in 2005 to become the first major, professional sports team in Sacramento to do so.

The Sacramento Solons, a minor league baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, played in Sacramento during several periods (1903, 1905, 1909-1914, 1918-1960, 1974-1976), mostly at Edmonds Field. In 2000, AAA minor league baseball returned to Sacramento with the Sacramento River Cats, an affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The River Cats play in the recently constructed Raley Field.

Several smaller leagues have and continue to be in Sacramento. The Sacramento Heatwave of the American Basketball Association currently plays at Cosumnes River College. In the past, the city hosted two professional football teams, the Sacramento Surge of the World League of American Football and the Sacramento Gold Miners of the Canadian Football League. Sacramento was also home to an indoor soccer team, the Sacramento Knights of the Continental Indoor Soccer League (later called the World Indoor Soccer League). The Sacramento XSV (pronounced "excessive") of the National Professional Paintball League are based in Sacramento.

View of the city skyline from Raley Field
View of the city skyline from Raley Field

Sacramento has frequently hosted the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship as well as the 1st and 2nd rounds of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. The Sacramento Mile is a national flat-track motorcycle racing event.

Sacramento also hosts some recreational facilities and events. The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, that runs between Old Sacramento and Folsom Lake, attracts cyclists and equestrians from across the State. The California State Fair is held in Sacramento each year at the end of the summer, ending on Labor Day. Over one million people attended this fair in 2001. Sacramento residents play softball more than any city except Detroit, Michigan.

Club League Sport Venue Established Championships
Sacramento Kings NBA Basketball ARCO Arena 1945 (1985) 1 NBA Title And 1 NBL Title (as Rochester Royals)
Sacramento Monarchs WNBA Basketball ARCO Arena 1997 1 WNBA Championship
Sacramento River Cats PCL Baseball Raley Field 1978 (2000) 2 League Titles
Sacramento Capitals WTT Tennis Allstate Stadium 1987 5 Championships
Sacramento Heatwave ABA Basketball Cosumnes River College 2003
Sacramento Knights NPSL Soccer Cosumnes River College 2003 1 Championship
Sacramento Sirens IWFL Football Foothill High School 2001 1 WAFL Title, 3 IWFL Titles
F.C. Sacramento Pride WPSL Soccer Lincoln High School 1995

 

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