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)
  • Expansion team in 1961
  • Previously known as the Los Angeles Angels (1961–1965), California Angels (1965–1996), and Anaheim Angels (1997–2004)
  • Currently play at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (1966–present)
  • Previously played at Wrigley Field (1961) and Chávez Ravine Stadium (1961–1965)
  • World Championships1: 2002

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)
  • Relocated from New York City in 1958
  • Previously known as the New York Gothams (1883–1885) and New York Giants (1885–1958)
  • Currently play at AT&T Park (2000–present)
  • Previously played at the New York Polo Grounds (1911–1957), Seals Stadium (1958–1959), Candlestick Park (1960–1999), and others (1883–1910)
  • World Championships1: 2010, 2012, 2014

1 World Championships won while playing in California

National Football League[edit]

Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

based in Carson, California (Main article)

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

based in Los Angeles, California (Main article)

1 World Championships won while playing in California

Oakland Raiders[edit]

based in Oakland, 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 3 WNBA championships (2001, 2002, and 2016)
American Ultimate Disc League San Jose Spiders
Los Angeles Aviators
Minor League Baseball Fresno Grizzlies
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
NBA Gatorade League Agua Caliente Clippers
Santa Cruz Warriors
South Bay Lakers
American Basketball Association California Golden Tigers
California Seakings
LA Palms
Orange County Novastars
Oceanside A-Team
San Diego Surf
Yuba City Goldminers
American Hockey League Bakersfield Condors
Ontario Reign
San Diego Gulls
San Jose Barracuda
Stockton Heat
United Soccer League LA Galaxy II
Orange County SC
Sacramento Republic FC Won USL Pro Championship in 2014
United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League Burlingame Dragons FC
FC Golden State Force
Fresno Fuego
LA Laguna FC
Orange County Blues U-23
San Diego Zest FC
San Francisco City FC
Southern California Seahorses
Ventura County Fusion
PRO Rugby Sacramento Express
San Diego Breakers

See also[edit]