12 Facts About Cow Palace


Cow Palace is an indoor arena located in Daly City, California, situated on the city's northern border with neighboring San Francisco.

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The Cow Palace was an important venue for professional boxing until the early 1980s, having staged regular shows, including ten world title fights and appearances of all-time greats like Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Alexis Arguello.

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In recent years the Cow Palace has been the Bay Area stop for the Cirque du Soleil.

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Sharks' second season in the Cow Palace was highlighted by a 17-game losing streak and a league record 71 losses.

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Cow Palace has hosted professional wrestling events under promoters, most notably Roy Shire, who ran cards there from the early 60s to 1981, oftentimes to sold-out houses headlined by Ray Stevens, Pat Patterson and others.

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In 2018 the Cow Palace hosted New Japan Pro-Wrestling's G1 Special in San Francisco.

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From 1974 to 1989, the Cow Palace was the site of the Pacific Coast Championships, a yearly tournament on the men's professional tennis tour.

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In 2010, the Cow Palace had a regular sports tenant when the American Indoor Football Association's San Jose Wolves kicked off.

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In 2020, the Cow Palace hosted a minor sports event in its walls, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory versus its long time rival St Ignatius College Preparatory.

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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.

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In 1982, the Cow Palace stood in for the Houston Coliseum when the 1962 barbecue welcoming NASA to Houston was recreated for the movie The Right Stuff.

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Cow Palace has a Daly City address, and except for the very northwest corner of the parking lot, which is across the San Francisco border, it lies entirely within Daly City.

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