At the San Francisco Giants’ opening day at Oracle Park on April 5, fans will experience a massive new 4K video board that will be the first of its kind in all of baseball, a diverse lineup of dishes and beer vendors making their debut, as well as new lounges and bar areas. Read more and view photo gallery here.
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Shortly after spring training ends, Scottsdale will begin renovations on its ballpark after years of discussion about updating the aging stadium in Old Town. Scottsdale Stadium is the spring home for the San Francisco Giants. The first phase of renovations are estimated to cost $50.6 million. Read more here.
The Oakland Raiders have reportedly chosen to go from sharing O.Co Coliseum stadium next season with Oakland A’s to sharing Oracle Park with San Francisco Giants. The Raiders are scheduled to move to Las Vegas ahead of the 2020 season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 4, 2019
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.
Tell AT&T Park goodbye, Giants fans. Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and their mates henceforth will play ball at Oracle Park.https://t.co/varVIKMpVU
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) January 10, 2019
Looking to expand its offerings to residents and visitors alike, Scottsdale Stadium, the spring-training home of the San Francisco Giants, is embarking upon improvements to its iconic landmark facility in Old Town. Read more and view project renderings here.
The 16 men and women who gathered at a restaurant in South San Francisco one afternoon for an informal reunion would be vaguely familiar to many Bay Area sports fans. 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.
The Scottsdale (AZ City Council this week voted to allow up to $900,000 from the stadium facilities capital improvement fund to reconstruct portions of Scottsdale Stadium, including Reconstruction of the stadium’s outfield parking lot, expansion of the east practice fields, modifications to the existing half-diamond and bullpen, and the addition of an agility field with a half-diamond. City officials say the Sept. 12 changes approved is the first step in the ongoing master plan process under way at City Hall. Read more 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.
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.
Candlestick Park, the former home of the San Francisco Giants, is nearly gone. Only a few sections of the 55-year-old stadium remain standing as a months-long demolition is underway, making room for a new mall and housing units. Read more and view destruction and old construction photos here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.
A federal appeals court has preserved Major League Baseball’s roadblock to the Oakland A’s proposed move to San Jose on Thursday, setting the stage for the South Bay city’s against-the-odds appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to roll back the sport’s nearly century-old exemption from antitrust laws. Read more and view rendering here.
It may be a bit gloomy for Kansas City Royals fans this morning after the team dropped Game 1 of the World Series last night to the San Francisco Giants at Kaufmann Stadium, but with perfect weather and pent-up energy from a decades-long World Series drought, there was a great tailgating atmosphere before the game. 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 – The San Jose Giants have announced a two-year extension to their Player Development Contract with the San Francisco Giants. The contract extension will keep San Jose an affiliate of San Francisco through the 2016 season. Continue reading
A jury on Wednesday found the Los Angeles Dodgers negligent in a 2011 assault on a fan in their stadium parking lot that left him permanently disabled, ordering the team to pay some $15 million in civil damages but clearing the former club owner of liability. 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.
San Jose city officials last week officially shifted their antitrust case against Major League Baseball to a federal appeals court, taking the first step in trying to overturn a federal judge’s decision last year tossing out key legal arguments in the fight over the long-stalled plan to move the Oakland A’s to the South Bay. Read more here.
Candlestick Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-99, will likely stage its last major athletic event on Monday night when the San Francisco 49ers play their final regular-season home game against the Atlanta Falcons. Next season, the 49ers will christen a new state-of-the-art stadium in Santa Clara (CA), spelling Candlestick’s end. Read more 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.
Fresh fruit and vegetables might not seem like the most traditional thing to munch on at a baseball game, but the San Francisco Giants plan to be the first team with an in-the-park organic garden. The “Giants Garden” will be a 3,000-square-foot organic garden planted behind the center-field wall and the space between the left- and right-field bleachers. Read more here. View drawings 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.
Hundreds of concession workers participated in Saturday’s one-day strike at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, leading to long lines at concession stands as management and replacement workers filled in. In response, the ballpark’s concessionaire, Centerplate, plans to invite union leaders back to the bargaining table this week to resume contract talks. Read more 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.
As the four-year impasse drags on over the proposed move by the Oakland A’s to a new ballpark in downtown San Jose, frustrated business leaders eager to tap an anticipated fan spending windfall have begun exploring the idea of suing Major League Baseball and the San Francisco Giants for holding it up. Read more here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.
Bill Shaikin from the Los Angeles Times is reporting that credible sources have secretly told him that the commissioner’s office has provided the Oakland Athletics with tentative guidelines for a potential move to San Jose. Meeting the guidelines wouldn’t mean a move would happen, but it could lead to a vote by MLB owners. Read more here.
The City of San Jose is seeking a court order allowing officials to examine the organizational structure of the community group Stand for San Jose in an effort to show that the San Francisco Giants are indeed the puppeteers behind the organization’s efforts to block a proposed new downtown San Jose ballpark for the Oakland A’s. Read more here.
Peter Hartlaub, a pop culture critic at the San Francisco Chronicle, has put together a photo tribute to Seals Stadium, an 18,500-seat ballpark built in 1931 near the center of San Francisco. The stadium served as the home of Triple-A San Francisco Seals (Pacific Coast League) and briefly the San Francisco Giants before it was demolished in 1959. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Augusta GreenJackets and San Francisco Giants today join to announce they have renewed their Player Development Contract for two more years. The renewed deal will keep Augusta as a Giants’ affiliate through the 2014 season. Continue reading
San Jose city officials are pondering why the city is giving the Single-A San Jose Giants (California League) such a sweet $1,000 per month deal to lease Municipal Stadium, when the organization is part of the “Stand for San Jose” group, which is fighting to oppose a new ballpark in San Jose for the Oakland A’s. Read more here.
After the MLB owners’ meeting on Thursday, Commissioner Bud Selig said there is no timetable for making a decision on the proposed move by the Oakland A’s to San Jose, but he did suggest that A’s owner Lew Wolff could consider other relocation possibilities, depending on where the markets are located. Wolff remains focused on San Jose. Read more here.