AT&T Park opened in 2000, hosting the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza, the stadium has also been called Pacific Bell Park (2000-2003) and SBC Park (2004-2005). The stadium is in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco and replaced Candlestick Park as the home of the Giants. Nothing beats grabing your San Francisco Giants tickets or Giants Playoff tickets and enjoying a day at the ball park.
Besides baseball games, the stadium has also hosted football games and concerts. From 2000-2003, the stadium was named Pacific Bell Park and then SBC Park from 2004-2005. The stadium took on the AT&T Park name beginning with the 2006 season. The name changes occurred due to SBC purchasing Pacific Bell and then SBC merging with AT&T.
One of the most notable attractions from at the stadium is that of the large Coke bottle and the old-fashioned glove. They sit above the stands in left field and have been there ever since the stadium opened in 2000. The Coke bottle lights up at night and even the faintest of baseball fans knows what stadium a game is being played at when the bottle and the glove are shown on television.
Another popular attraction at the stadium is the Splash Hits counter in right field. The right field wall is directly in front of McCovey Cove. The wall is 24 feet high, in honor of Willie McCovey, who wore number 24 while with the Giants. Since the wall is so close to the water, many hitters from the Giants and their opponents have launched home runs over the wall and into the water. This area of the stadium is called Splash Landing and there is an electronic counter that tallies the balls hit directly over the wall and into the water.
The stadium offers Wi-Fi Internet for the fans on every concourse level to go along with a social media cafe called @Cafe, which is located behind the center field bleachers. It allows fans the opportunity to follow all of the social media chatter from all of its 41,500 seats about the teams around the world.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
If you are driving to the game, do not worry, there are plenty of parking lots near the stadium that put you within walking distance of the gates.
Anyone wanting to travel to the game without their car, but are too far to walk, can take advantage of the Muni Metro Streetcar. It is available in San Francisco along with the Muni Metro buses.
For fans coming to the ballpark from outside of San Francisco, the Caltrain and BART are available.