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BMW Oracle wants San Francisco

Updated: July 8, 2010, 6:47 PM ET
Associated Press

The next America's Cup match could be sailed with a backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Transamerica Pyramid.

Defender BMW Oracle Racing on Thursday announced that San Francisco is the only U.S. port being considered to host the 34th America's Cup match.

That eliminates San Diego and Newport, R.I., both former sites of America's Cup racing, and Long Beach, Calif., where the 1984 Olympic regatta was sailed.

San Francisco is home to the Golden Gate Yacht Club, ...

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