San Francisco, CA
Presidio, South of Market
Days and Hours Of Operation
Mon–Fri 9am–9pm, Sat and Sun 8am–8pm
2 and up
Sports Basement is a unique sporting goods store. Not only do they hold events, such as bike swaps, theater shows for kids, children's story time, and the ever-popular Maternity XChange Pre & Post Natal Expo, they also have a great selection of all kinds of sporting goods. They concentrate their buying on closeout and overstock gear (i.e., last season's styles and colors), which are generally available at 30% to 60% off wholesale. Sports Basements offers classes and clinics such as CPR (certification), bike maintenance, snow gear maintenance, and yoga.
Younger kids' items are more available at the Presidio store and youth 10 and up at the SOMA location. Sizes and styles may be limited. But if you need running, triathlon, skiing, hiking, backpacking, or cycling gear give them a look first. The staff is very helpful!
Two locations in San Francisco:
Potrero Hill: 1590 Bryant Street between 15th and 16th Streets.
Presidio: This store is the larger of the two and has a bigger selection of kids' items. Presidio (next to the Crissy Field Center) 610 Old Mason Street, (415) 437-0100. The website has great directions to both stores.
There are also stores in Sunnyvale and Walnut Creek.
*Phone and online orders accepted. See the website for shipping information.
*Discount ski lift tickets available during the season. Also one of the cheapest places to rent skis for the whole family.
*Bring in your Costco card and receive an additional 10% off your entire purchase.
*Helping to raise money for your school? Host a Sports Basement fundraising event, in which a percentage of all shopping proceeds are donated back to your school.
*Need a place to host a community meeting? Both San Francisco locations have spaces in the store that can be used by groups for meetings, events, clinics, or parties.