While San Diego can't grab a Super Bowl, we do get chosen to host the inaugural World Beach Games.
Featuring more than 20 competitive sports including beach volleyball, soccer and surfing, the World Beach Games will also host events on the downtown piers. Basketball?
Regardless, selected ahead of Sarasota, Florida, and Dubai, San Diego's beach culture played a significant role in the decision-making process.
"We have worked closely with industry experts to devise an innovative concept which will blend sport, culture and entertainment and we believe that San Diego is the perfect city to deliver our vision," said Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) president, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
World Beach Games
- NZ Olympic Team (@nzolympics) October 30, 2015
- ANOC (@ANOC_Olympic) October 30, 2015