San Fransico Giants Baseball, San Francisco
It is the Home of the 2010 World Series Champs!!!!!!! AT & T Park is located in the China Basin section of San Francisco, a short distance from downtown and Fisherman's Wharf. The name may be different but game remains the same. Formerly Pac Bell Park and SBC Park, AT&T Park is the first privately financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since Dodger Stadium (1962), the Giants' new home features an inspiring nine-foot statue of America's greatest living ballplayer, Willie Mays, at the public entrance; home runs that splash into McCovey Cove (named after another Hall of Fame Willie), what no Memorial yet for the now departed Barry "Roid Rage" Bonds?
The stadium contains 68 luxury suites, 5,200 club seats on the club level and an additional 1,500 club seats at the field level behind home plate. It has three levels of seating - field, club, and upper deck, but actually has 4 distinct concourses. The main concourse (mezzanine) is located at the top of the first level of seating. Here is where you will find the majority of the concession stands. This area is a great spot for people to stroll through or hang out at during the game. Probably the biggest problem with the park is something that nobody can control - the weather. It gets very cool here most nights, but fans seems to come prepared with winter coats and gloves.
Both the San Francisco Giants and The Oakland A's play in the SF vicinity. Both stadiums are accessible via the BART. During baseball season (March to September) the home teams usually have at least one home game a week so chances are you will be able to catch at least one game.
Tickets range from $10 to $50 so there is a seat for all levels of baseball fans.
How many times can a ballpark change its name? If you're referring to the SF Giants stadium, how about three names in six years. Originally Pacific Bell Park, but when Pac Bell was bought by SBC, it became SBC Park. Now that SBC purchased AT&T and plans to change the company name to AT&T, guess what? That stadium also changed its name to AT&T.
Nonetheless, this is a beautiful ballpark built along the bay built entirely with private funding. There is a waterfront promenade in the outfield from which fans can legally watch the game for no charge.
AT&T Park hosted the 2007 Major League Baseball All Star Game.
The park is accessible via BART (with a short walk), ferry, CalTrain, streetcars, and buses.
Catch a game at AT&T Park (formerly Pac Bell Park, formerly SBC Park). It is one of the most beautiful places to watch a ball game. Watch Barry Bonds launch a "splash hit". Be sure to try the famous Garlic Fries.
First of all, be sure you bring a jacket or sweatshirt, as it can be cold even during a day game in the middle of the summer. Catch a baseball game if you have a few extra hours while you're in San Francisco. The SF Giants play in one of the nicest ballparks in all of baseball, and this should not be missed if you're a sports fan. I definitely recommend trying some of the delicious garlic fries they have at the game.
I was at the Giants' Stadium for an event called Icer Air as my host is a huge snowboarding fan. What I noticed about the stadium though was the sun sets on the ocean behind it. As an East Coast girl it amazed me to see the sun set ON the ocean. This particular trip saw us getting drunk on beer and chatting up the people in front of and behind us. Though I think a father removed his 8 year old son from our section because we were so rowdy.
It was a unique experience going to a Baseball Game, I always follow the games throw the TV, but live it's other experience, if you like baseball, and if you are from other part of the world, you have to go. The Park its beautiful, you can see the ocean throw the park.
PacBell Park (locals don't like the constant name changes! Currently, it is formally known as AT&T Park) has been called one of the best baseball parks in the US, if not the best. It is a beautiful park, with gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay. There is also a gigantic fiberglass glove and enormous Coca Cola Bottle which is especially attractive for kids! Facilities are excellent as each seat was designed so that the fan could see the game well even if he was sitting in the nosebleed seats. On most days, you will see fans out on their kayaks on the Bay, hoping to catch a home run ball! The entire game experience at PacBell/AT&T Park is extremely fun and relaxing. Don't miss the fabulous garlic fries!! The only downside is that ticket prices are on the higher end compared to other baseball parks in the US.
Since the names of our sports venues seem to continually change... I will leave the baseball stadium unnamed. Nevertheless, it is a really fun way to spend a few hours. Remember to bring a jacket, because it can get cold even if it is a sunny day.
Ticket prices run from $10 to $72 for Mon-Thurs games, and $12 to $77 for Fri- Sunday games.
MoMo's is a restaurant/bar right across from the stadium, where everyone goes before or after the game for a drink or two. The outside patio gets packed. But don't get too carried away, make sure you don't miss the game....
If you like baseball, definitely don't miss out on a Giants game. The bleachers are where all the rowdy spectators sit. It was really fun sitting out in the sun (yes, it was sunny for one in SF), drinking a beer, snacking on some garlic fries, enjoying the action on the field as well as in the bleachers. Don't forget to try their garlic fries.
I used to work about two blocks from where the new Giants Ballpark is now located (Currently called SBC Park) and it’s amazing the transformation to the area. Where once there existed old buildings and homeless is now arguably the most attractive ballpark in baseball.
SBC Park is served by more public transportation than any other ballpark in the country and is only about 1 mile south from the Embarcadero on Market Street. If you choose to walk, the view along the Bay is great and it even gives you a chance to stop at REDS JAVA HOUSE for a burger, a real SF landmark. If walking is not your style, catch a cab or take the new trolley at Embarcadero that stops right in front of the Park.
You don’t have to like baseball to enjoy San Francisco’s new waterfront ballpark: the nostalgically designed 40,800-seat baseball stadium is an attraction in itself. Even the cheap seats offer great views of the Bay Bridge and the China Basin marina. The most desirable seat locations in the stadium seem to be the outfield bleachers or the first-base side. The bleacher area is where the party is. Seems like everyone is waiting there for Bonds to hit another homerun.
Baseball purist may have a hard time getting used to the concessions, It's quite gourmet. But even they would love the garlic fries or the Tomato Mozzarella sticks. Tickets to the games are a hot item, so plan early. Visit the Giants website or stop by the Pacific Bell Park Dugout Store
I am a HUGE fan of MLB.
I grew up in Mpls, MN - with the world's WORST ballpark - The Metrodome. I still went because any MLB is better than no MLB.
I moved to San Francisco on Oct. 1, 2002.
Took me awhile to get a foothold - by the middle of summer 2003 I was ready to check out the Giants and Pac Bell (aka "SBC Park" - no serious fan calls it that.)
oh my GOD - I INSTANTLY FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE-A BASEBALL LOVER'S HEAVEN! WOW WHAT STUNNING VIEWS OF THE BAY, MCCOVEY COVE, SAILBOATS, THE OAKLAND HILLS, BAY BRIDGE, ETC.ETC.
But this house was built for this game completely. There is literally NO bad seat in the house - the views of the game are impeccable. And the concessions are simply off the hook! You can get practically any kind of food, beer, snack, mixed drink, there's even a STEAKHOUSE in this park.
But Pac Bell's magic is sitting in your seat watching the greatest baseball team on earth play-it's simply a fan's complete dream come true experience.
If you love baseball this is a MUST SEE HAND'S DOWN 100000%!!!
ps - check out the bar's near the park
http://www.21st-amendment.com - a brew pub
http://www.zekesbar.com - a down to earth sports bar - this is my kinda place!
http://www.eatatmomos.com - they have the COOLEST patio! Arrive super early - it gets packed!
Pac Bell Park is one of the best baseball parks anywhere. When Barry Bonds hits one of his mammoth homers it usually ends up in the San Francisco Bay only to be scooped up by one of the boats that patrols the waters during the games.
Soak up the All-American atmosphere..... fun experience, meet the locals, but remember to map up warm if it's an evening game... I had to buy an extra T-shirt from the souvenir shop as an extra layer!
Avoiding the dodgy-looking ticket touts around the train station, I managed to get a ticket off an elderly season ticket holder, which meant I got shown to my seat and had someone to explain the rules to me, which was brilliant.
The views from the stand, over the Bay, were probably my favourite part of the experience.