AT&T Park

You don’t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy a game at San Francisco’s beautiful AT&T Park, but you might need a fleece vest and a windbreaker. Located on the eastern edge of the city with a generous view of San Francisco Bay, this fine example of the “new school” of baseball stadia is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening watching the San Francisco Giants or one of the many concerts held at the facility. Fans who suffered and shivered in the unrelenting winds in Candlestick Park, the Giants’ former home, will be pleasantly surprised with conditions at the new ballpark. Because it is located on the Bay, fans still must contend with some winds off the water. However, designers oriented the ballpark so that fans can enjoy great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay, with around half of the wind exposure.

AT&T Park opened in March of 2000 and in 2010, it became the first Major League ballpark to receive LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance. This ballpark has many unique features that distinguish it from other baseball stadia across the country, including:

  • The Portuguese water dogs that fetch home run balls hit over the right field wall into McCovey Cove (otherwise known as the China Basin.)
  • A huge 80-foot-long Coca-Cola bottle over the left field bleachers that features playground slides for the kids that light up and blow bubbles each time a Giant hits a home run.
  • A large 27-foot-tall steel and fiberglass old-style baseball glove located to the right of the Coke bottle.
  • A retired San Francisco cable car, complete with a sign that says all are welcome aboard except Dodger fans.
  • WiFi access throughout the ballpark.
  • Five statues located outside the park, honoring Giants legends Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda and one featuring a seal balancing a baseball on its nose, in honor of the San Francisco Seals, the minor league club that preceded the Giants’ arrival in 1958.

Getting to AT&T Park is fairly easy, as long as you take a cab, limo or mass transit. For a full list of public transportation options from any part of the Bay Area, visit Whether you’re visiting the Bay Area or entertaining guests from out of town, a visit to AT&T Park is another fun and unique San Francisco experience. You don’t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy a day spent outdoors at this ballpark, but you will definitely want to dress in layers, as the fog can be unpredictable and turn a clear, sunny day into a cool, clammy one in a very short period of time.