Fog signs Treasure Island lease


(12 Sep 2008) The San Francisco Fog RFC has signed a lease for 6-1/2 acres of land on Treasure Island, the club’s chief officer, Carl Fortney, announced today.

Large enough for two full-size, regulation pitches (playing fields), the location will be developed by the Fog for use in its home matches and practices.

Fortney said that Fog Rugby will be seeking corporate sponsorships to defray the cost of the site improvements, which may include the sale of naming rights for the field.

The Fog began using Treasure Island’s rugby pitches for events in 2005, when the second FogFest rugby festival was held there. In fall 2007, after years of hopscotching around the city of San Francisco in search of practice grounds, one of the TI pitches became the ongoing site of Fog Rugby training sessions. The newly leased land is adjacent to the existing rugby fields.

Treasure Island is an artificial island in the San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Oakland. Named after the novel Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson (who lived in San Francisco from 1879 to 1880), the island was created in 1936 & 1937 for the Golden Gate International Exposition.

Watch for further announcements concerning Fog Rugby’s Treasure Island home over the coming weeks and months. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.