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

Many professional sports teams are based in California. There are multiple teams playing baseball, American football, soccer, basketball, hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse and ultimate frisbee.

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 Championships1: 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)

1 World Championships won while playing in California

National Football League[edit]

Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

based in Carson (Main article)

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

based in Los Angeles (Main article)

1 World Championships won while playing in California

Oakland Raiders[edit]

based in Oakland (Main article)

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

based in Santa Clara (Main article)

National Basketball Association[edit]

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

based in Los Angeles (Main article)

1 Championships won while playing in California

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)
  • 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]

Sport League Team City
Baseball California League
(Class A-Advanced MiLB)
Inland Empire 66ers San Bernardino
Lake Elsinore Storm Lake Elsinore
Lancaster JetHawks Lancaster
Modesto Nuts Modesto
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Rancho Cucamonga
San Jose Giants San Jose
Stockton Ports Stockton
Visalia Rawhide Visalia
Pacific Association Napa Silverados Napa
Pittsburg Diamonds Pittsburg
San Rafael Pacifics San Rafael
Sonoma Stompers Sonoma
Vallejo Admirals Vallejo
Pacific Coast League
(Triple-A MiLB)
Fresno Grizzlies Fresno
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
Ice hockey American Hockey League Bakersfield Condors Bakersfield
Ontario Reign Ontario
San Diego Gulls San Diego
San Jose Barracuda San Jose
Stockton Heat Stockton
Soccer United Soccer League Fresno FC Fresno
LA Galaxy II Carson
Orange County SC Irvine
Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento
Major Arena Soccer League Ontario Fury Ontario
San Diego Sockers San Diego
Turlock Express Turlock
Ultimate American Ultimate Disc League Los Angeles Aviators Los Angeles
San Diego Growlers San Diego
San Francisco FlameThrowers Oakland
San Jose Spiders Los Altos Hills

See also[edit]