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Pac-12 moving its headquarters to San Francisco

The Pac-12 will consolidate its headquarters with its media enterprise next year, bringing all of the conference’s operations to one location in downtown San Francisco.

Commissioner Larry Scott confirmed that the Pac-12 will move out of its current offices in Walnut Creek, Calif., in August 2014 and take over a space adjacent to the Pac-12 Networks offices in the SoMa section of San Francisco.

The conference employs close to 50 in its main office, not including the 130 employees who work on the media side. The Pac-12 headquarters have been in Walnut Creek for the last 35 years.

Scott explained that the new conference office will be separate from the media office, but they will be side-by-side, “providing enhanced opportunities for communication among both staffs and creating a great meeting center for conference teams, coaches and administrators.”

The move from Walnut Creek, which sits east of Berkeley, across the bay to San Francisco certainly will provide the conference with a more prestigious address in a growing part of the city, just blocks away from AT&T Park.

SoMa stands for South of Market Street, and the Pac-12 will be located on 3rd Street.

“It’s a closer proximity to the major Bay Area airports, and the dynamic city atmosphere will be a plus to groups that come to San Francisco to meet with us, including important business clients,” Scott said.

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