List of professional sports teams in California

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Major professional sports teams[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

based in Anaheim, California (Main Article)

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

based in Los Angeles, California (Main Article)

Oakland Athletics[edit]

based in Oakland, California (Main Article)

San Diego Padres[edit]

based in San Diego, California (Main Article)

San Francisco Giants[edit]

based in San Francisco, California (Main Article)

1 World Championships won while playing in California

National Football League[edit]

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

based in Inglewood, California (Main Article)

1 World Championships won while playing in California

Oakland Raiders[edit]

based in Oakland, California (Main Article)

San Diego Chargers[edit]

based in San Diego, California (Main Article)

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

based in Santa Clara, California (Main Article)

National Basketball Association[edit]

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

based in Los Angeles, California (Main Article)

Los Angeles Clippers[edit]

based in Los Angeles, California (Main Article)

Golden State Warriors[edit]

based in Oakland, California (Main Article)

Sacramento Kings[edit]

based in Sacramento, California (Main Article)

National Hockey League[edit]

Anaheim Ducks[edit]

based in Anaheim, California (Main Article)
  • Expansion team in 1993
  • Previously known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993-2006)
  • Currently play at Honda Center (1993-present)
  • No Previous Arenas (Honda Center was formerly known as Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim)
  • Stanley Cup Championships: 2007

Los Angeles Kings[edit]

based in Los Angeles, California (Main Article)

San Jose Sharks[edit]

based in San Jose, California (Main Article)

Major League Soccer[edit]

LA Galaxy[edit]

based in Carson, California (Main Article)

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

based in San Jose, California (Main Article)
  • Original team in league's 1996 inaugural season
  • Previously known as the San Jose Clash (1996-1999)
  • Franchise on hiatus in the 2006 and 2007 seasons; the original ownership relocated the team to Houston after the 2005 season as the Houston Dynamo, but MLS kept the name and history of the original franchise in San Jose for a new ownership group
  • Currently play at Avaya Stadium (2015-present), plus other venues for select games
  • Previously played at Spartan Stadium (1996-2005), Buck Shaw Stadium (2008-2014), and other venues for select games
  • Championships: MLS Cup (2001, 2003), Supporters' Shield (2005, 2012)

Other professional sports teams[edit]

Sports leagues Teams Note
Women's National Basketball Association Los Angeles Sparks Won 2 WNBA championships (2001 and 2002)
American Ultimate Disc League San Jose Spiders
Los Angeles Aviators
Minor League Baseball Bakersfield Blaze
Fresno Grizzlies
High Desert Mavericks play in Adelanto
Inland Empire 66ers play in San Bernardino
Lake Elsinore Storm
Lancaster JetHawks
Modesto Nuts
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Sacramento River Cats
San Jose Giants
Stockton Ports
Visalia Rawhide
Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs Pittsburg Diamonds
San Rafael Pacifics
Sonoma Stompers
Vallejo Admirals
National Basketball Association Development League Bakersfield Jam
Los Angeles D-Fenders
Santa Cruz Warriors
American Basketball Association Beijing Aoshen Olympians based in Azusa
Big Valley Shockwave based in Modesto
Long Beach Legends formerly Los Angeles Legends
Maywood Buzz formerly Carson Buzz
Mexicali Sentinels based in El Centro
San Diego Wildcats
American Hockey League Bakersfield Condors
Ontario Reign
San Diego Gulls
San Jose Barracuda
Stockton Heat
USL PRO LA Galaxy II
Orange County Blues FC
Sacramento Republic FC Won USL Pro Championship in 2014
United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League Burlingame Dragons FC
Fresno Fuego
Golden State Misioneros
OC Pateadores Blues
San Francisco City FC
Southern California Seahorses
Ventura County Fusion

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