Lombardi Sports

Caesar, 1912

Great Grandfather Caesar, 1912

Caesar age 70

Caesar age 70, 1955

Historical Photo-1970

Nonno Stephen, 1970

Historical Photo-1988

Three Generations of Lombardis, 1988

Historical Photo-1988

Dad & the Boys, 2005


Meet the Lombardis

1912

Caesar, Great Grandfather to Steve Jr. & Ken, standing in front of the old Richmond Boot & Shoe Hospital on Clement & 5th Avenue.

1948

Caesar and Stephen Sebastian Lombardi open Park Presidio Sporting Goods on Clement & 3rd Avenue. During these years, customers could go to the  Lombardis for guns, ammunition, fishing rods, boots and old-fashioned thermos bottles.

1955

Great Grandfather, Caesar, still active at 70. He is pictured in front of Park Presidio Sporting Goods holding a 48 lb. King Salmon caught by one of their  customers just outside the Golden Gate. 

During this time, the country emerges from the war years and starts to enjoy a bit of leisure. The Lombardis move  right along with times and start  renting skis! 

1970

Stephen S. Lombardi, Grandfather to Steve Jr. & Ken, at front counter of hunting department.

1985

Store front is remodeled and name is officially changed to Lombardi Sports. The times are once again changing--the Lombardis no longer sell guns and fishing poles; they now supply tennis, camping, swimming, running and ski equipment.

1988

Three generations of Lombardis. (Left to Right) Stephen Sr., Stephen S., Ken, Steve Jr.

1993

After 45 years on Clement St. the need for a larger facility is apparent, Lombardi Sports moves to current home--1600 Jackson Street in Russian Hill with 50,000 square feet of retail space to fill!

2005

Dad & the Boys: Steve Sr., Steve Jr. & Ken pose for a feature article on Local Business. Photo by SF Chronicle. 

Today

Steve Jr. & Ken run the day-to-day of the store. Steve Sr. pops in on occasion to say hi. Barb (wife of Steve Sr.) comes in during the holiday season to decorate the shop and bring in home-baked treats!

Lombardi Sports is still San Francisco's favorite go-to sporting good store, supplying locals and tourists alike with everything from flip flops to skis to carbon-fiber bikes.