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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS: AT&T Park (formerly known as SBC Park)
AT&T Park is, quite simply, one of the jewels of the modern ballparks. It boasts a great location, fan-friendly amenities, and just the right amount of quirky features. One of the best things about it? San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan financed the entire project himself, making it the first privately financed ballpark in the major leagues since Dodger Stadium in 1962. In going from the much-maligned Candlestick Park to AT&T Park, the Giants made perhaps the best stadium upgrade in baseball history.
If you’ve got San Francisco Giants tickets, make sure to arrive early and walk around the outside of the stadium soaking up the terrific views of the bay from beyond the outfield fence. There’s also a few well-placed holes beyond right field where pedestrians can sneak a peek at action on the field without having a game ticket.
Just beyond the short right field porch (at 309 feet down the right field line, it’s an inviting target for left-handed sluggers) you’ll find McCovey Cove, where homers splash down in the bay and are chased by kayaking fans and Portuguese water dogs. Giants batters have recorded 38 splash hits (which the San Francisco Giants count as any homer reaching the cove on the fly), 31 of them by Barry Bonds. Fans gather on the right field standing room only concourse in the hopes of snagging a Bonds homer-more often than not, the horsehide ends up flying over their heads.
AT&T Park seating must have been a hit. The Giants had sold more than 10,000 season tickets only three times in franchise history, with an all-time high of 13,200 in 1994. When AT&T Park opened, 29,500 fans could call themselves Giants season ticket holders. The Giants had never had a season drawing 3,000,000 fans — they’ve done it every season of their new park’s existence.
Year Built: 2000
‘12 attendance: 41,695 per game average; 3,337,371 total
Dimensions: 339 to left, 364 to left-center, 399 to center, 421 to right-center, 309 to right
Hotels Nearby: Marriott Courtyard Downtown, Harbor Court Hotel, Hotel Griffon, Hotel Vitale
Thrill of victory: June 13, 2012: Giants’ ace Matt Cain hurled the 22nd perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball against the lowly Houston Astros. The perfect game marked the 1st ever in the storied history of the Giants and the 2nd ever no-hitter thrown at the relatively new AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Agony of defeat: October 1, 2003: The Giants had taken a 1-0 lead in their Division Series battle with the Florida Marlins. They edged out to a 4-1 lead after four innings in the Oct. 1 Game 2, but the Marlins came storming back, twice coming from behind to claim a 9-5 victory. The Marlins would win two straight games in Miami, win the League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, and claim an improbable World Series championship over the New York Yankees.
Giants Ticket Tips: The best series of the year are the inter-California battles against the hated Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s easily the hottest rivalry on the West Coast and ranks among the best rivalries in all of baseball. When you’re trying to find Giants tickets, don’t automatically discount the upper deck seats. Sure, you’ll be farther from the playing field, but almost all the seats in the upper deck, especially the ones down the third base line, have terrific views of the bay.