is located in San Francisco, California and is the home of the San Francisco Giants. The park is also the site of the college bowl game – the “Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.” It also hosts other sporting events and major concert tours. In 2011, AT&T Park was the home of University of California Golden Bears football team. Originally named Pacific Bell Park, then renamed SBC Park in 2003 after SBC aquired of Pacific Bell, the stadium was most recently named AT&T Park in 2006 following SBC’s merger with AT&T.
The most prominent feature of the stadium is the right field wall, which is 24 feet high in honor of former Giant Willie Mays, who wore number 24. Because of it’s location next to the San Francisco Bay, the right field foul pole is only 309 feet from home plate. The wall is made of brick and has archways opening to the Cove on the other side, several rows of arcade style seating are located on the top of the wall. On top of the center field fence are four pillars with fountains on top; the four fountains will shoot streams of water when the Giants hit a home run, win a game, and at the end of the National Anthem.
Beyond right field is China Basin, a section of San Francisco Bay, which is dubbed McCovey Cove after famed Giants first baseman and left-handed slugger Willie McCovey, and into which a number of home runs have been hit on the fly. As of 2010, 55 “splash hits” have been knocked into the Cove by Giants players since the park opened; 35 of those were by Barry Bonds. Opponents have hit the water on the fly 23 times.
Behind the left field bleachers is “The Coca-Cola Fan Lot”. The ballpark features an 80-foot long Coca-Cola bottle with playground slides that will blow bubbles and light up with every Giants home run, and a miniature version of the stadium. “The Coca-Cola Superslide” is popular with children as is with adults, and the terraced levels of the slides is a fun way to catch the game. If one were viewing the outfield promenade from home plate, directly to the bottle’s right is another over sized representation of a ballpark stalwart, the “Giant 1927 Old-Time Four-Fingered Baseball Glove” — this particular one is made of steel and fiberglass. Behind and further to the left is “The Little Giants Park” – a miniature baseball diamond — sort of a minor league tryout for Pee-Wee Ball.
Location: 24 Willie Mays Plaza San Francisco, California 94107 Opened: 2000 Capacity: 41,915 (with standing room at least 43,415) Field Surface: Natural Grass
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AT&T Park General Venue Information
From the Peninsula/South Bay:
Take 1-280 north (or I-101 north to I-280 north) to the Mariposa Street exit. Turn right on Mariposa Street, then left on Third Street to get to the parking lots.
From the East Bay:
Take I-80/Bay Bridge to the Fifth Street exit. Turn right on Fifth Street Turn right on Folsom Street, then right on Fourth Street Get into the left lane and continue on Fourth Street to the parking lots (across Fourth Street Bridge).
From the North Bay:
Take I-101 south/Golden Gate Bridge to the Downtown/Lombard Street exit. Turn right on Van Ness Ave., then left on Golden Gate Ave. Turn right on Hyde Street and go straight across Market Street onto Eighth Street Turn left on Bryant Street and right on Fourth Street to the parking lots (across Fourth Street Bridge).
These directions provide the most direct routes to the Giants’ parking lots, but other city streets and freeway exits also provide alternate routes that fans are encouraged to use to avoid congestion. Please call 817-1717 for on-time
In San Francisco:
Take Muni Metro N line (or specially marked Metro trains on game days) directly to the ballpark – the Second and King Muni Metro station is right next to the ballpark. Muni buses 15, 30, and 45 also stop within one block of the ballpark.
From the Peninsula and the South Bay – San Mateo and Santa Clara:
Take Caltrain from stations throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties directly to the ballpark – the Fourth and King streets station is one block away from the ballpark. Or take BART from Colma or Daly City, to downtown San Francisco. Then walk or take Muni Metro to the ballpark.
From the East Bay – Alameda and Contra Costa:
Take BART to the Embarcadero or Montgomery Street stations and walk or transfer to Muni Metro. The Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service provides direct service to the ballpark for most games and service to the Ferry Building at other times. AC
Transit also provides bus service from many East Bay cities to the Transbay Terminal, a short walk to the ballpark.
From the North Bay – Marin and Sonoma:
Take Golden Gate Transit’s Larkspur Ferry or Blue and Gold’s Tiburon/Sausalito Ferry to the ballpark – direct service is available for most games. At other times, take regular ferries to the Ferry Building. Then walk or take Muni Metro
to the ballpark. Golden Gate ferries offer free Muni transfers at the terminal.
From Napa and Solano:
For day games, take Vallejo Ferry to the Ferry Building and walk or take Muni Metro to the ballpark. You can also take Vallejo BARTLink to El Cerrito del Norte BART, ride BART to the Embarcadero or Montgomery Street stations and walk or take Muni Metro to the ballpark. From Vacaville or Fairfield, take Fairfield-Suisun Transit to the Pleasant Hill BART station and ride BART to the Embarcadero or Montgomery Street stations.
Due to Major League Baseball security guidelines which were imposed following Sept. 11, 2001, no coolers or backpacks will be allowed into the park. Large bags measuring over 14x14x14
are also not allowed into the ballpark. All permitted bags including purses, briefcases, and diaper bags will be searched before entering the park. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and to allow additional time when entering the park.
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AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES (ATM)
You will find ATMs located in and around AT&T Park. Please ask your guest service representative or usher for the location nearest you.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE POLICY
No alcohol (including non-alcoholic beer and wine) or illegal drugs may be brought into AT&T Park. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased once inside the ballpark.
In accordance with San Francisco City Ordinance, AT&T Park is a SMOKE-FREE facility with a limited number of designated smoking areas.
Smoking is permitted on the View Level at Section 314-315 near the ramp and next to the elevator lobby adjacent to the ramp at 2nd and King. On the Promenade Level, smoking is permitted in the triangular point next to the Lefty O’Doul stairs, the corner of the Arcade area near the Seals Plaza Stairs and next to the freight elevator at Section 135. Smoking is also permitted on the AAA Club Level in the outdoor Patio Bar.
Smoking is not permitted in any outdoor seating area, Luxury Suites, concourses, tunnels, restrooms, lounges, concession areas, bistros and restaurants. Guests who fail to comply with SBC Park’s smoking policy will be asked to cease smoking or to move to a designated smoking area. Those continuing to violate the ordinance will be removed from the ballpark.
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