Highway 101 North: Take Brisbane / Cow Palace exit, go straight
to Geneva and turn left. The Cow Palace is 10 blocks up on the left.
>From Highway 101 South: Take Cow Palace / 3rd Street exit, immediately
merge to the right of the off ramp and merge onto Bayshore. Follow
Bayshore to Geneva and turn right onto Geneva. The Cow Palace is
10 blocks up on the left. >From Highway 280 North: Take the Geneva
/ Ocean exit, and turn right onto Geneva. Follow a few miles, the
Cow Palace will be on the right. >From Highway 280 South: Take the
Geneva / Ocean exit, and turn left onto Geneva. Follow a few miles,
the Cow Palace will be on the right.
- On-site parking in the main lot is available for $7.00 (regular
parking) or $10.00 (preferred parking close to front doors). Disabled
parking is also available close to the front doors. For events in
the Arena and North or South Halls, enter through the main gate
off of the Geneva Ave./ Santos St. intersection. For events in the
Lower Exhibit Buildings, $5.00 parking is available through Gate
5 off of Geneva Ave. Only cash is taken for parking.
Cow Palace is approximately 15 minutes north of the San Francisco
International Airport and adjacent airport hotels. Check the Lodgings
Search page of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau's
web site for accommodations in the San Francisco area. Check the
Hotels and Motels listings of the San Mateo Convention and Visitors
Bureau's web site for accommodations near the Cow Palace or the
airport. Certain shows have arranged for special accommodation rates.
Exhibitors and visitors should check with the event promoter to
see if arrangements have been made with a specific hotel.
Facility is wheelchair accessible. Call the Cow Palace Box Office
OFFICE & TICKETS:
Cow Palace Event Information: 415-469-6065.
Palace Box Office hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, closed
on Sunday and holidays. Hours may be extended due to performance
schedules. The Cow Palace Box Office is located on the premises.
No cameras, cans, bottles or alcohol allowed, unless otherwise noted.
The Cow Palace is a no-smoking facility. Children 23 months and
under are free, unless otherwise specified.
Will-Call tickets are held at the box office on the premises. Doors
open at least an hour before Arena performances. Food and drink
concessions on premises available on a show-by-show basis. ATM bank
card machines are located on the premises. All Arena seats are padded
and cushioned, except the upper corners.
opening in 1941, the Cow Palace has welcomed 50 million visitors
through its doors. The Cow Palace is officially the 1-A District
Agricultural Association, a State agency of the California Department
of Food and Agriculture's Division of Fairs and Expositions. In
1949 legislation was passed officially opening the facility to general
public use. In October of that year, the Cow Palace was host to
the U.S. Heavyweight Boxing Championship. From then on, all manner
of events came to the arena, such as ice shows, political conventions,
Roller Derby, tennis, wrestling, professional basketball, and ice
hockey. Other Cow Palace highlights include appearances by the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police, Liberace, the Billy Graham Crusade (with
attendance of 696,525), John F. Kennedy, Evil Knievel, the Beatles,
the Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley. In addition to these, the
Cow Palace has been the host of many successful sold-out concerts.
Some of the more memorable are the Grateful Dead/Santana, ZZ Top,
Yes, Paul McCartney & Wings, Neil Diamond, Elton John, U2, and Prince.
The long term tenants of the Cow Palace include the Grand National
Rodeo, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, the San Francisco
Sport & Boat Show, the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show, and Disney