The home of the San Francisco Giants will now be known as Oracle Park. The team on Thursday will announce a 20-year agreement with the Redwood City technology company to affix its name to their waterfront ballpark. Read more here.
The ceaseless debate about what baseball park in America is serving the best craft beers might just have a new winner: San Francisco’s AT&T Park, home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants. Read more and view photos here.
While the San Francisco Giants are off to a rough start this season, fans at AT&T Park are starting a new trend there: rally lights. Read more and watch news report here.
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt will team up for four shows at various baseball stadiums around the country, beginning with his debut at Washington’s Nationals Park on July 14 and continuing with a return to Chicago’s Wrigley Field, a stop in San Francisco at AT&T Park and a finale close to home at Boston’s Fenway Park. Read more here and here.
More than 30,000 people are expected to show up at AT&T Park Saturday, July 2, to watch a simulcast of the San Francisco Opera’s performance of Carmen — live from War Memorial Opera House. While a seat at the theater to watch the opera in person would cost up to $381, the ballpark event is free. Read more here.
San Francisco Giants fans will step a bit closer to their favorite athletes with the introduction of virtual reality technology at AT&T Park this season. Read more here.
AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, hosted 30,130 opera fans on July 3 as they gathered to enjoy a free, live, simulcast performance of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” Read more and view photo here.
Everyone in California is trying to get creative in their efforts to save water and meet conservation targets set by the state amid a historic drought. Some of this creativity is hitting places you might not have thought about before. Read more here.
As the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants begins tonight, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has posted his annual comparison of the two ballparks we’ll see in this year’s Fall Classic. An interesting tidbit: AT&T Park and Kauffman Stadium rank #3 and #4, respectively, in Mock’s ranking of all 30 MLB stadiums. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – In partnership with the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Giants will host the popular Opera at the Ballpark – a FREE live simulcast of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata – on Saturday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m. Baseball and opera fans will have a chance to experience this free event with seating both on the field and in the stands. The live simulcast will be transmitted from the Continue reading
In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: AT&T Park’s McCovey Cove. Read more and view photo here.
The San Francisco Giants are ushering in their 15th season at AT&T Park with new amenities including the first organic and edible garden at any major-league ballpark and a members-only, speakeasy-style club with bowling lanes that will be reminiscent of the organization’s early days. Read more here. View Open House news report here.
An estimated 30,000 people showed up at AT&T Park to attend the third annual Bay Area Science Festival. Attendees had the opportunity to check out more than 150 interactive science exhibits, including a tour of human organs in the San Francisco Giants dugout. Read more and view aerial photo here.
Despite some silly suggestion that the Oakland A’s might share AT&T Park with the San Francisco Giants if the A’s are not able to secure an extension of their lease at the Coliseum, A’s owner Lew Wolff says the A’s are staying put — for now. Read more here.
MLB.com national correspondent Alyson Footer takes a look at the aroma and tastes of ballpark fare at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Read more and watch video here.
Concession workers at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, voted 500-16 Saturday to authorize a strike, although that doesn’t mean a strike is imminent. The vote gives the union leverage, as negotiations for a new contract continue with stadium vendor, Centerplate Inc. The employees have reportedly been working without a contract for three years. Read more here.
Roughly 750 union-represented concession workers at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, have called for a strike authorization vote Saturday. They are unhappy over the progress of negotiations for a new contract with the stadium vendor, Centerplate Inc. The employees have reportedly been working without a contract for three years. Read more here.
Eric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com visit Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. Read more and view photos here. Meanwhile, as the World Series heats up, our friend Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has done a side-by-side comparison here of Comerica Park and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.
The San Franciso Giants have unveiled a $1.6 billion economic development plan called Mission Rock for the huge parking lot near AT&T Park, which would include homes, offices, shops, restaurants, and greenspace. It could also be the location for a new arena for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Read more here. View gallery here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
Well, we’re not talking college football powerhouses here, but AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, will play host to Illinois vs. UCLA in the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl today at 3:30 p.m. (EST) on ESPN. Learn more here.
The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is back again with its list of Top-10 vegetarian-friendly ballparks in Major League Baseball. AT&T Park, home of the San Francsico Giants, took the top spot, knocking out last year’s champ, Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. View list here.
San Francisco fitness expert and owner of Basic Training SF, Jennifer Pattee, has joined forces with the San Francisco Giants to bring “Summer Bootcamp in the Ballpark” to AT&T Park starting July 5. Read more here.
The University of California Golden Bears have chosen the home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants to play their 2011 football season while Memorial Stadium is being renovated. Cal chose AT&T park over Oakland Coliseum and Candlestick Park. Read more here.