Answers from Our Experts (2)
San Franisco Giants’ AT&T Park in the SOMA (South of Market) neighborhood is spacious, modern and equipped with everything you could want for a great time at the old ballgame. It’s a popular place during baseball season — after all, the Giants won the World Series in 2012 and 2010.
The stadium, which offers views of the bay and McCovey Cove from some seats, opened in 2000, and still looks new and fresh. A statue of Giants great Willie Mays marks the entry to the stadium, and along the perimeter you’ll find other tributes like the Giants Wall of Fame along King Street. The Giants History Walk along the Portwalk has 19 bronze plaques that mark historic moments like Barry Bonds’ 73-home-run season in 2001 and the 2010 World Series championship.
Bathrooms are plentiful and clean and you’ll find lots of tempting choices when you start to feel hungry or thirsty. Concessions range from gourmet hotdogs, Gilroy garlic fries and freshly roasted nuts to ahi tuna sandwiches, gourmet Mexican fare by chef Traci des Jardins and hard-rolled sushi. Whet your whistle with an artisanal beer, a glass of vino, cocktails and upscale coffee drinks. Given that this is San Francisco, the stadium can be chilly, so I suggest dressing in warm layers for when the fog and cool air starts to roll in off the bay.
The San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park is a home of champions. As winners of both the 2012 and 2010 World Series, the SF Giants are a team that is truly loved by the city and it's crazy, loyal, orange-and-black wearing fans.
Located in San Francisco's South Beach and positioned directly on the Bay, AT&T Park is a relatively new stadium — it opened its doors in 2000. The ballpark has beautiful views of the Bay and McCovey Cove, a nearby area in the water where boats camp out during games waiting to catch fly balls. Although the majority of seats are somewhat sheltered, during the cool summer months it can be quite chilly at games, especially when seated in the bleachers.
From bacon-wrapped hot dogs to garlic fries to Irish coffees to crab sandwiches, there are plenty of quintessential San Francisco food and beverage options. If you have the chance to attend a game, I highly recommend it!