Sports Basement is a sporting-goods retailer with four locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and an online store. We take pride in selling the best brands at basement prices.

But if you’ve ever been to the Basement, you probably know that that description doesn’t really do us justice.

How do you describe the essence of “Basementyness”? We’re not really sure, but we’ve taken a stab at it. For starters, we put together a longer, more traditional About Us page. And we’ve singled out the posts listed below because they give an inside peek into life behind the green apron. Read on to learn more.

Contact Us

If you’d like to get in touch with one of our stores, you’ll find lots of information including contact info here.

If you placed an order on our web site or would like to inquire about an online or mail-order purchase, call 1-800-869-6670 or email info@sportsbasement.com.

Want to talk to someone about this web site? Email friends@sportsbasement.com.

Looking for a job at SB? Read more about joining the SB team.

Sports Basement Presidio is staying put for now!

Our Presidio store will remain at its current awesome location through 2016.

Free CPR classes: why we do what we do

Did you know that we teach free CPR and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) classes here at Sports Basement? SB Training Center Director Rich De Borba, is here to tell you all about our classes, why we teach them, and what they’re all about.

How to talk like a Basementeer

If you've ever felt that little stab of anxiety while attempting to pronounce a weird brand name, or you just want to annoy or impress your friends, then this is your lucky day.

New yoga apparel to help you find your inner Zen

We've made improvements to our beloved Crate yoga pant and added a new vendor to our yoga apparel lineup.

Getting Picky with nutrition

Have you ever wondered how we choose the gels, bars, drinks and other nutrition products we sell? It’s a process full of taste testing, research and customer feedback, mixed in with a little luck.

Sports Basement team racing for the championship

Four SB employee-athletes are heading to Chicago in May to compete in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge Championships.

SB featured in SFGate’s culinary tour of SF

The wide array of energy bars at Sports Basement Presidio was recently featured as part of SFGate's 49 Square Mile Project, a mile-by-mile food tour of San Francisco.

Watch us make space for the community

Sure, we make room for couches in all our stores, but just how far are we willing to go for our partners and their community events? How about clearing 20,000 square feet in one hour for a half-marathon expo?

Your returns go to great use at Walden House!

Walden House, a drug and alcohol treatment center that helps thousands of people every year, has been the recipient of our returned merchandise basically since we opened our doors.

Found at Outdoor Retailer: tea for a great cause, sustainable gear, pirate poppers and more

I asked our buyers what unusual new products stood out from the rest at OR and here's what they reported back.

The saga of Mike G’s beard

I have been growing out a beard for the past six months as part of a bet. For those of you that are unaware of this, well... now you know that I don't normally look like this!

Meet Madame Bagette, our Sustainable Basement mascot

We made this training video a few years ago to impress upon new employees the importance of the three Rs at the Basement. Watch closely for a cameo appearance by Mr. T.

And the award goes to…

Sure, we can claim to be focused on the community and the customer, but don't just take our word for it. Here's a list of community and customer love from over the years.

About Sports Basement

Sports Basement is a sporting-goods retailer with four locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and an online store. We take pride in selling the best brands at basement prices. But if you've ever been to the Basement, you probably know that that description doesn't really do us justice.

Join the SB Team!

There's something special happening at our stores and we're always looking for great people to join the Sports Basement team.

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