Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Graham Auditorium is part of the San Francisco Civic Center.
|Location||99 Grove Street
San Francisco, California
|Owner||City of San Francisco|
|Operator||Another Planet Entertainment|
|San Francisco Warriors (NBA) (1964–1967)|
The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (formerly San Francisco Civic Auditorium) is a multi-purpose arena in San Francisco, California, named after promoter Bill Graham. The arena holds 7,000 people. It was designed by renowned Bay Area architect John Galen Howard and built in 1915 as part of the Panama–Pacific International Exposition.
The auditorium hosted the 1920 Democratic National Convention, National AAU boxing trials in 1948, and it was the home of the San Francisco Warriors of the National Basketball Association from 1964 to 1967. The World Cyber Games 2004 were held in the civic auditorium.
In 1992, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to rename the San Francisco Civic Auditorium after the rock concert impresario Bill Graham, who had died the year before in a helicopter crash.
The arena has hosted concerts by many famous artists, spanning many different genres. It is owned by the City of San Francisco and since 2010 has been operated by Another Planet Entertainment, generating about $100,000 in leasing revenue for the city annually.
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- "1965-66 San Francisco Warriors Schedule and Results". Basketball Reference. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- Let's make a deal
- Knight, Heather (August 25, 2015). "Heavy secrecy surrounds upcoming event at Civic Auditorium". San Francisco Chronicle.
John Gavin, project manager for the city administrator's office, said the city makes roughly $100,000 from Another Planet Entertainment annually on the deal.
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|Events and tenants|
|Home of the
San Francisco Warriors (with War Memorial Gymnasium)
1964 – 1966
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