List of professional sports teams in California

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The Sacramento Kings of the NBA (shown playing at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento) are the state capital’s only major professional sports team

There are many professional sports teams based in California, participating in sports such as baseball, American football, soccer, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, and ultimate.

Major professional sports teams[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

Los Angeles Angels[edit]

based in Anaheim (Main article)
  • Expansion team in 1961
  • Previously known as the Los Angeles Angels (1961–1965), California Angels (1965–1996), Anaheim Angels (1997–2004), and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–2015)
  • Currently play at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (1966–present)
  • Previously played at Wrigley Field (1961) and Dodger Stadium (1961–1965)
  • World Championships: 2002

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

based in Los Angeles (Main article)

Oakland Athletics[edit]

based in Oakland (Main article)

San Diego Padres[edit]

based in San Diego (Main article)

San Francisco Giants[edit]

based in San Francisco (Main article)

National Football League[edit]

Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

play in Inglewood; headquarters in Costa Mesa (Main article)

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

play in Inglewood; headquarters in Agoura Hills (Main article)

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

based in Santa Clara (stadium and HQ) (Main article)

National Basketball Association[edit]

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

based in Los Angeles (Main article)

Los Angeles Clippers[edit]

based in Los Angeles (Main article)

Golden State Warriors[edit]

based in San Francisco (Main article)

Sacramento Kings[edit]

based in Sacramento (Main article)

National Hockey League[edit]

Anaheim Ducks[edit]

based in Anaheim (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 (Main article)

San Jose Sharks[edit]

based in San Jose (Main article)

Major League Soccer[edit]

LA Galaxy[edit]

based in Carson (Main article)

Los Angeles FC[edit]

based in Los Angeles (Main article)

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

based in San Jose (Main article)

Other professional sports teams[edit]

Sport League Team City
Baseball Low-A West
(Low-A MiLB)
Fresno Grizzlies Fresno
Inland Empire 66ers San Bernardino
Lake Elsinore Storm Lake Elsinore
Modesto Nuts Modesto
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Rancho Cucamonga
San Jose Giants San Jose
Stockton Ports Stockton
Visalia Rawhide Visalia
Pacific Association Napa Silverados Napa
Sonoma Stompers Sonoma
Vallejo Admirals Vallejo
Triple-A West
(Triple-A MiLB)
Sacramento River Cats West Sacramento
Basketball American Basketball Association California Golden Tigers Oakland
California Sea-Kings Marina
Modesto Super Kats Modesto
Oceanside A-Team Oceanside
Orange County Novastars Irvine
San Diego Surf San Diego
NBA G League Agua Caliente Clippers Ontario
Santa Cruz Warriors Santa Cruz
South Bay Lakers El Segundo
Stockton Kings Stockton
Women's National Basketball Association Los Angeles Sparks Los Angeles
Football XFL (2020) Los Angeles Wildcats Carson
Ice hockey American Hockey League Bakersfield Condors Bakersfield
Ontario Reign Ontario
Palm Springs[b] Palm Springs
San Diego Gulls San Diego
San Jose Barracuda San Jose
Stockton Heat Stockton
Soccer National Women's Soccer League Angel City FC[b] Los Angeles
USL Championship LA Galaxy II Carson
Monterey Bay FC[b] Seaside
Oakland Roots SC Oakland, California
Orange County SC Irvine
Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento
San Diego Loyal SC San Diego
USL League One Central Valley Fuego FC[b] Fresno
Major Arena Soccer League Ontario Fury Ontario
San Diego Sockers San Diego
Turlock Cal Express Turlock
Ultimate American Ultimate Disc League Los Angeles Aviators Los Angeles
San Diego Growlers San Diego
San Jose Spiders Los Altos Hills
Western Ultimate League[1] Los Angeles Astra Los Angeles
San Diego Superbloom San Diego
San Francisco Falcons San Francisco
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Only includes championships won while playing in California
  2. ^ a b c d Scheduled to start play in 2022.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Teams". WESTERN ULTIMATE LEAGUE. Retrieved 2020-02-04.