24997 Mission Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: (510) 538-4466
Fax: (510) 581-8029
5000 seats for any East Bay fan on track and field, football or soccer. Located right next to the baseball diamond.
This complex is mainly for the Castro Valley High School football, track and soccer teams. The main stadium can hold up to 4500 spectators, sporting a turf ground and making it playable even in wet weather.
As part of the successful Cinemark cinema chain, Century 25 in Union City has a lot to offer the moviegoer in the Bay Area. With many screens to choose from, you won't miss out on any of the new titles and blockbuster hits plus a few of the obscure films not showcased at smaller theaters. Don't forget the popcorn and candy!
The Bal Theatre in San Leandro donned a new avatar after years of closure. Bought over by the dashing entrepreneur Dan Dillman, it hosts live music and comedy nights, screenings of independent and foreign films, Spanish classes and private events. Audiences love this theater for the sheer luxury it affords them in terms of spacious aisles, ample legroom, an impressive stage layout and refreshment stands. Check their website calendar for a list of upcoming events.
An endeavor of the renowned James Logan High School, the Center for the Performing Arts is a cultural center. In a bid, to encourage its students to go beyond the routine classroom learning, this center was started. It features a stage and also conducts art classes on a regular basis. Concerts, drama, art events and other activities pertaining to performing arts are an integral part of the Center for the Performing Arts. For more details, check website.
Costing USD25.5 million when first built in 1966, the Coliseum underwent renovations and became home to the Oakland Athletics, the Oakland Raiders and the Golden State Warriors. Fans gather well in advance of home games for all-out tailgate parties in the parking lot. Once inside, fans take their seats in the 50,000 capacity facility and enjoy the modern facilities and top notch sports action. The Oracle Arena, adjacent to the Coliseum, also hosts exciting events like concerts and the circus.
Tommy T's is a Northern Californian staple on the comedy club circuit due to its lively atmosphere and ability to draw a crowd. Some of the best traveling comedians swing through here a few times a year and many shows sell-out quickly. The club is also a restaurant, primarily steakhouse offerings but have a few weekly specials like Spaghetti Tuesdays. There is a two item minimum for all show guests so it is best to eat here if you don't drink alcohol. The calendar is constantly changing and the acts are always fresh so check out the venue website for full details and tickets.
Oakport Street is one of the liveliest streets in Oakland. Surrounded by cafes, bars and a pulsating nightlife district, it is little wonder that this street plays host to numerous cultural and community events. A number of concerts are regular occurrences here too.
Swiss Park is the celebration of Swiss influences and cultures in America. The park was opened by Swiss immigrants who wanted to preserve and spread Swiss culture. Overtime, homes began to be built around the park, developing into the Newark region of today. The restaurants and bars in the park are open to the public, and there are also venues available for rent within the park.
The Alameda County Fair Race Track, located in the Alameda County Fairgrounds, is a one mile horse race track. Built in 1858, this race track is one of the oldest in the entire country, and holds some very important and prestigious races from time to time. One can find different horse breeds such as Arabian, thoroughbred and Quarter here, and bet on the most likely winner.
The Alameda County Fairgrounds in the suburb of Pleasanton is the home to the county fair every summer. When the fair is not operating, the grounds contain a golf course that is open year round. The race track also hosts off-track betting on horse races. Visit the website for a complete list of events and activities.
Serving as Pleasanton's principal performing arts center for over 50 years, The Amador Theatre has become a staple among arts enthusiasts. The theater is owned and operated by the city and allows for local schools to put on performances and shows for the community. Outside acts and traveling theater groups also perform here on a regular basis. Check website for an updated calendar of events and shows.