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24 Willie Mays Plaza
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Year Opened: 2000

Capacity: 41,503

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24 Willie Mays Plaza

With how entrenched the Giants are in San Francisco and AT&T Park, it's hard to believe there was ever a time where the Giants' future was ever in doubt. At Candlestick Park, crowds were sparse and conditions were tough. It was a far cry to the beauty, natural and constructed, and corresponding unparalleled success the team has enjoyed at AT&T Park.

In 1976, the team was almost lost to Toronto. Instead Bob Lurie led an investment group to keep the team in San Francisco where they struggled most of the 1970's and 80's. Toronto was awarded an expansion franchise in 1977 and the Blue Jays were born.

Uncertainty reared its head again in 1992, just 3 years after their 1989 World Series appearance. Bob Lurie put the team up for sale and a group of investors from St. Petersburg reached an agreement to purchase the team. That is when Oakland A's owner Walter Haas granted the exclusive territorial rights to the South Bay (including San Jose) to Giants so they could explore the possibility of placing a ballpark there. Subsequently a local group of investors purchased the team.

Fast forward to 1997 and the ground was broken in what would become one of the great ballparks in MLB.

When the Giants moved to 3rd and King they did absolutely everything correct aesthetically and historically. They honor great Giants of the past at every turn around the ballpark, the park opens its arms to the bay, and the marketing team does everything in its power to make fans feel like it is the only place to be in the city.

4.6

What is FANFARE?

The FANFARE scale is our metric device for rating each stadium experience. It covers the following:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Atmosphere
  • Neighborhood
  • Fans
  • Access
  • Return on Investment
  • Extras

Each area is rated from 0 to 5 stars with 5 being the best. The overall composite score is the "FANFARE Score".

Food & Beverage    5

In true San Francisco fashion, AT&T Park offers cuisine from seemingly every corner of the world. Sushi and fried chicken are equally available. As is popcorn, cotton candy and Mexican food. Also in true San Francisco fashion, it'll cost you an arm and a leg to be a consumer.

Some examples of the uniqueness and price level are as follows: Original Joe's burger ($9) and double ($16.50), lamb burger ($11.75), field roast vegan burger ($10) and the all-beef super dog ($6.75). Also available at Original Joe's are four varieties of fries: regular, garlic, sweet potato and poutine (no joke).

The most popular items are Gilroy's Garlic Fries and the Cha Cha Bowl at Orlando's Caribbean BBQ. The Cha Cha Bowl is a rice and bean bowl piled high with chicken breast, salsa, grilled vegetables and pineapple. It comes with four sauce choices; jalapeńo, chipotle, habanero and BBQ.

Other unique food options are Murphy's Clubhouse Pub, King Street Carvery (carved sandwiches and soup), Trés Mexican Kitchen (complete with Mission-style bacon wrapped hotdogs) and yes, even an upscale wine bar.

Beers are expensive but you have plenty of choices. Naturally the big three are represented alongside a few imports like Heineken and Stella Artois. Craft beers from around California include Lagunitas, Speakeasy, Bear Republic and the popular San Francisco-based Anchor. In fact, Anchor Brewing has a large bar area behind the bleachers where they pour more of their specialty beers.

Atmosphere    5

The ballpark is THE place to be on gamedays and the full stands show that.

The brick exterior makes for an old-timey, aesthetically pleasing monument to San Francisco baseball fifty years in the making. One of the few items to make the trip up to King Street is the old foghorn played loudly and proudly after every Giants homerun, a perfect Ode to San Francisco.

At just under 42,000 seats, AT&T Park has a much more intimate feel than the football stadium they played in prior to their move. Seats along the first and third baselines are closer than they had been before and the short porch in right field allows fans a close look from any angle. Just beyond the aforementioned right field wall is McCovey Cove, an inlet of the San Francisco Bay that has seen dozens of homerun balls splash down after a serious poke from a certain burly left-handed hitter.

The crowds are further bolstered by the standing room only section just above the right field wall along a promenade overlooking McCovey Cove. Just below the people standing are chain link fences where passer-bys can look through and view the game from field level, free of charge.

The fans are particularly close to the action down both foul-lines since there is no real bullpen for relief pitchers. Instead there are a couple of mounds available for the pitchers that need to warm up, when they warm up. All relievers on both sides stay in the dugout until instructed to throw.

I've sat all around the ballpark and enjoy the view from every angle. The views from the view reserve level are unmatched, the bleachers are low enough to give you a great perspective, and the club level allows for unique food and beverage experiences and private restrooms.

Neighborhood    5

This renovated area south of Market Street in San Francisco has gotten a complete face-lift in the last dozen years. Once an industrialized area along the waterfront, its new identity is baseball-centric. Abandoned warehouses turned into fine-dining establishments and empty piers turned into waterfront bars and cafes.

Along with increased foot traffic from people going to games, high-rise condominium buildings have sprung up along King Street and south out along Third Street. This area has been deemed by many to be the future of downtown San Francisco, with many tech-savvy companies moving into the neighborhood.

This is a neighborhood that is continuing to evolve and is still expanding from the boom the ballpark brought the area. It will be interesting to see what finally comes of the area in another ten years.

Some of the finest dining in the city is near the ballpark with places like Marlowe and Prospect.

Other restaurants include Paragon, Momo's, Pedro's Cantina and Pete's Tavern. My favorite places to stop before the game are 21st Amendment Brewery, Hotel Utah Saloon and Red's Java House (complete with outdoor seating). These places are much more affordable than most of the places nearby.

A great success has been the Public House which is attached to AT&T Park, near the Willie Mays statue. It has good food and a better beer selection than in the ballpark. They'll even pour your beverage into a plastic cup so you can bring it into the game.

Fans    5

After the move from The Stick, Giants fans who frequented the new park were much maligned for their constant phone calls and text messages during the game. The addition of baseball's first in-stadium WiFi network allowed for more scrutiny of the perceived yuppie fans, particularly from their neighbors just a few miles east.

While this perception can be true, world titles in 2010 and 2012 have directed much of the attention back onto the field. The success of the team has also nurtured a new, rabid generation of fans.

I cannot stress enough the way the team markets itself to fans. I've never seen an organization make the fans feel such a part of the team or be as accessible to the fan base as they are. Every player has a nickname and they churn out a ton in merchandise sales. Some of these marketing tactics are cheesy but you cannot argue with the results.

While the fans deserve a 5, I can see that score changing if the Giants don't continue to be as successful as they've been.

Access    3

The ballpark is just south of the Bay Bridge when coming from the East Bay and 280 dead-ends into King Street when coming from the Peninsula or South Bay.

Parking lots are available from the Giants just across the Lefty O'Doul Bridge for $30 as well as city or privately-run lots for a somewhat lower clip.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has a stop at Embarcadero Station, a short one mile walk along the waterfront away from the park. If your legs or the weather isn't up for the walk, the MUNI T and K light-rail trains run along King Street in front of the ballpark. Along with the trains, MUNI also has city buses that will get you there. The 30-Stockton, 47-Van Ness and the 45-Union all have stops just outside AT&T Park. The last public transportation option comes from San Jose and the peninsula by way of Caltrain. The Caltrain service terminates at 4th and King, one block away from the Mays statue.

If you're sitting in the bleachers you should definitely enter through the gate beyond centerfield. Nobody seems to use that entrance but rather, one of the ones with a statue near it.

Getting around the ballpark is not always easy but the upper levels are usually much quicker moving in the concourse and the restroom lines.

Return on Investment    4

There's no getting around it; going to AT&T Park is an expensive endeavor. However, the ballpark is a must-see for baseball fans.

To cut costs, try to attend a weekday game against a non-rival as the Giants do a lot of dynamic pricing. A "cheap seat" on the weekends can run you $40, however keep in mind every view has something to offer. Public transportation and walking is a great option on a nice day.

Ultimately, you'll pay a premium ticket price, a premium parking price, drink premium-priced beer, and pack into restaurants to buy a $10 vodka-tonic but it is well worth it a few times a year. The ballpark's beauty is worth it.

Extras    5

The most famous "extra" is probably McCovey Cove. On the boardwalk beyond right field, you'll see a place where fans can stand and watch for free. Every three innings, they swap spectators out but if nobody is waiting, you can watch the whole game from there.

Also on the boardwalk are plaques honoring individual accomplishments like Barry Bonds' homerun record and Pablo Sandoval's three homerun game in the World Series.

AT&T Park has everything for a baseball junkie from pewter statues to retired numbers (Mays, McCovey, Cepeda, Marichal, Perry, Ott, Terry and Hubbell).

It has everything for a casual baseball fan from food and beverages to panoramic views and a world-class city. It has everything for your little ones from miniature baseball diamonds to a giant Coke bottle slide in left field. It is a wonderful baseball experience and the pride of the Bay Area.

Nice review Andrew. My one addition to new visitors to AT&T would be to not miss out on the Cha Cha

Nice review Andrew. My one addition to new visitors to AT&T would be to not miss out on the Cha Cha Bowl from Orlando's Carribean BBQ located in center field. A unique ballpark item - black beans, rice, your choice of meat, and excellent salsa.

by jonah | Apr 21, 2010 08:28 AM

I think that AT&T is a great place, with a lot of unique things (like McCovey Cove), in a great neig

I think that AT&T is a great place, with a lot of unique things (like McCovey Cove), in a great neighborhood, and some of the best food in baseball. But does anyone else feel like that giant Coke bottle out in left center field is an annoying eyesore?

by paul | Jun 16, 2010 04:43 AM

I haven\'t been to many MLB stadiums (Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium and AT&T Park) but the latter is

I haven't been to many MLB stadiums (Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium and AT&T Park) but the latter is the best I have visited by far. The banners outside on the street level give a bit of a Yawkey Way feel (I can only tell from pictures that I have seen). The inside of the stadium is great. Not that big but some nice quirks in the outfield wall. At least this former NY team does honour it's NY roots by naming some of the NY players as well (unlike the other Californian team that came from the NY area). I like the giant Coke bottle in left field. It gives a nice touch to the ballpark.

by yankeebiscuitfan | Sep 16, 2010 09:59 AM

AT&T Park

I haven't been to many MLB stadiums so far, but AT&T Park was one of them. It was the best looking MLB ballpark I have been to so far. The Giants fans are very lucky to have a home like this.

by yankeebiscuitfan | Jun 19, 2011 06:56 AM

Yikes!

I was going by the park the other day and saw a 4 different parking garages advertising their lots for $60! Like I said in the review, parking provided by AT&T Park is $30 but there are a limited number of spots. Parking in the neighboring lots are usually cheaper ($15-25). There may have been another event going on in the area besides the game as the price was double what I last saw. Who knows? Just another reason to take public transportation the yard.

by ryannorris | Jun 25, 2011 10:28 AM

Beautiful Park but what a MESS!!!

I recently attended a 3 game series at AT&T Park this was the 11 different MLB Park that we have visited. The facility itself was like stepping into a postcard. The View from your seats was everything that has been advertised but the good experience seemed to end there!!

Moving around inside the park was a NIGHMARE!! The walkways all around the field are way too small to handle any crowd at all. They were appox. 10 feet more narrow than most parks. This was by far the worst Stadium for fan movement that we have been too, for example it too us 45 min to get out of the park at the end of the game. People were shoulder to shoulder and not moving because the walkways were jammed. At the beginning of the game they give emergency evacuation procedures. They might as well throw them out the window unless they give an hour warning before the Earthquake or other disaster hits There should also be double the amount of toilets that there are the lines at the bathrooms were CRAZY!!

What is the deal with NO VENDERS? Yes, there was the occasional Cherro (however you spell it). But it was very rare to see any other vendors at all, even Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and NEW YORK Sell beer with vendors. No Dogs Either. This just forced you to go back and fight the crowds shoulder to shoulder through the narrow halls.

The worst part were the ushers!! The game was over and they were in your face telling you that you had to leave. They said they had to let the seagulls in to clean or something. Where were you supposed to go? Back into the Hurd of people waiting to get to the crowded stairways and ramps to inch your way to freedom out of that Hell Hole!!

Needless to say ONE Visit was more that Enough!! I just hope that another 1989 World Series game never happens again because if it does I really fear for those people. I am Just glad to say that I won't be there.

If you are a Fan Make one visit and mark it off your list. Spend the rest of your time in San Fran at the Warf or Alcatraz they were much nicer!!

by MLBFAN | Jul 16, 2011 11:55 PM

Great time

I have been to only 6 MLB stadiums, but this one was by far the most picturesqe. We spent a lot of time there during a Sunday day game. Walk around the outside to find all sorts of history. Make a circle through the inside of the park to look at all the different views. Behind scoreboard is like a central market of food and drink choices. The concourse is narrow but not unmanagable, but don't think that you can enter the gates and get to your sets in a minute or two if first pitch is close. I thought it was kind of funny to see the seagulls go wild after the stadium bleachers clear out (a feast for them I guess). Overall it was my favorite to visit, so easy to get to with public trans, and good 1st level seats weren't more than $50 or so. Would definately go back.

by mitch1674 | Mar 01, 2013 04:24 PM

Vendors

PS I actually loved it that there were no beer vendors to get in my way and obstruct the view or screaming about "beer here!". I mostly go to Miller Park and US Cellular where the vendors are constantly in my face or standing in my view of the plate. If you want a beer every inning, go to a bar.

by mitch1674 | Mar 01, 2013 04:27 PM

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San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park

Total Score: 4.43

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 5

The Giants moved from blistering Candlestick Park five miles north to their new penthouse at 3rd and King Streets in downtown San Francisco for the start of the 2000 season. AT&T Park immediately became an icon in the baseball park landscape and paved the way for the renaissance of new parks in the early 2000's.

The brick exterior makes for an old-timey, aesthetically pleasing monument to San Francisco baseball fifty years in the making. One of the few items to make the trip up to King Street is the old foghorn played loudly and proudly after every Giants homerun, a perfect Ode to San Francisco.

At just under 42,000 seats, AT&T Park has a much more intimate feel than the football stadium they played in prior to their move. Seats along the first and third baselines are closer than they had been before and the short porch in right field allows fans a close look from any angle. Just beyond the aforementioned right field wall is McCovey Cove, an inlet of the San Francisco Bay that has seen dozens of homerun balls splash down after a serious poke from a certain burly left-handed hitter.

With the move to the new park came a recommitment to Giants history, both New York and San Francisco. Plaques along the exterior of the park facing King Street represent the Giants Wall of Fame. Requirements to be immortalized are eight years with the club or five and at least one all-star appearance.

World Series Champion flags fly high above the clock in center field representing the New York championships from decades ago. Alongside now is a bright orange banner from last year representing the sole San Francisco championship.

At the three main corners of the ballpark are statues representing the San Francisco Hall-of-Famers. Orlando Cepeda claims 2nd and King, Juan Marichal's high leg-kick can be seen along 3rd Street at the Lefty O'Doul Gate and Willie Mays has his own plaza (the ballpark's address is 24 Willie Mays Plaza) front and center at the main entrance. Right across the cove you can find Willie McCovey looking over his namesake.

A Giant Gem- AT&T Park

Total Score: 4.43

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 5

The only bad day (or night) at AT&T Park is one where the home team gets annihilated. If the San Francisco Giants are in the game, forget about where you're sitting or who's playing or what season it is. To prove it, I chose a meaningless game in late September against the vanilla Arizona Diamondbacks for my visit.

Arguably Pac Bellâ?¦sorryâ?¦AT&T Park's best feature is that the entire thing is accessible with the price of any ticket unless you're talking about the real rarefied seating areas. Of course, it had to be that way given the volume of sensory input.

A simple walk around the concourse is anything but simple.

There is a dizzying array of foodâ??everything from garlic fries to crab sandwiches to standard ballpark franks and even a selection of California. There are a plethora of options to keep youngsters busy behind the leftfield bleachersâ??a mini-diamond for actual use, the huge Coke bottle slide, and an arcade though this I've never seen. Furthermore, the water cannons following splash hits are always good for an ooh or ah.

For those adults who've been dragged to the stadium, the whole thing is one huge wireless hotspot so you can hop online.

However, the best is saved for those in the audience who are there for the beautiful game.

There aren't any bad seatsâ??the lower boxes are excellent, the skyboxes are as luxurious as you'd imagine (fine catered food, good wine, better beer, HD televisions inside and out for a closer look or should the mild NorCal climate take a turn, etc.), and the upper deck hangs over the action for a better-than-it-should-be perspective. Plus, the higher up you go, the more the lovely San Francisco Bay stretches out as the backdrop.

A Great Park

Total Score: 4.57

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 5

I attended a game at AT&T back in 2002, and was lucky to be able to catch Greg Maddux as the opposing pitcher. I was there for my first anniversary with my wife (who was still bringing books to baseball games at the time). What I remember most is the amazing food that the ballpark has to offer, and the accompanying smells.

We sat in the upper deck in the first row abou teven with third base, and it felt further away than some upper deck experiences at other ballparks. While, I can't say that I'm a huge fan of the giant coke bottle in left center field, I do like McCovey Cove, and the great tribute statue to Willie Mays outside. San Francisco (besides the hills) can be a very walkable city, and the area around the ballpark was no exception. I am really looking forward to a return trip to AT&T Park sometime soon.

What a Mess

Total Score: 2.00

  • Food & Beverage: 1
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 0
  • RoI: 1
  • Extras: 1

I recently attended a 3 game series at AT&T Park this was the 11 different MLB Park that we have visited. The facility itself was like stepping into a postcard. The View from your seats was everything that has been advertised but the good experience seemed to end there!!

Moving around inside the park was a NIGHMARE!! The walkways all around the field are way too small to handle any crowd at all. They were appox. 10 feet more narrow than most parks. This was by far the worst Stadium for fan movement that we have been too, for example it too us 45 min to get out of the park at the end of the game. People were shoulder to shoulder and not moving because the walkways were jammed. At the beginning of the game they give emergency evacuation procedures. They might as well throw them out the window unless they give an hour warning before the Earthquake or other disaster hits There should also be double the amount of toilets that there are the lines at the bathrooms were CRAZY!!

What is the deal with NO VENDERS? Yes, there was the occasional Cherro (however you spell it). But it was very rare to see any other vendors at all, even Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and NEW YORK Sell beer with vendors. No Dogs Either. This just forced you to go back and fight the crowds shoulder to shoulder through the narrow halls.

The worst part were the ushers!! The game was over and they were in your face telling you that you had to leave. They said they had to let the seagulls in to clean or something. Where were you supposed to go? Back into the Hurd of people waiting to get to the crowded stairways and ramps to inch your way to freedom out of that Hell Hole!!

Needless to say ONE Visit was more that Enough!! I just hope that another 1989 World Series game never happens again because if it does I really fear for those people. I am Just glad to say that I won't be there.

If you are a Fan Make one visit and mark it off your list. Spend the rest of your time in San Fran at the Warf or Alcatraz they were much nicer

Impressive...

Total Score: 4.29

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 4

Really a visually impressive ballpark in a great location. I found it really easy to get to the ballpark after a spending the day in the city being a tourist. Loved the atmosphere surrounding the stadium before the game – enjoyed chatting with the locals over a few drinks. Good range of food although I’m not sold on the garlic fries – the entire park smells of garlic! The fans were particularly boisterous (the Giants were hosting the Dodgers) inside the park, although I found their hostility a little unnerving at first. Also worth noting that it was very tough to get tickets and they were expensive.

$3 apple for free!

Total Score: 3.43

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 2
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 2

This is a "new" ballpark, it has a few interesting site lines, I liked looking at the wall in right field and all of the outfield had personality, but looking back from the outfield in didn't have much charm. I attended Opening Day 2014 and the crowd was a lot of fun, I don't like a lot of the ballpark food and I saw a guest service person eating an apple when he walked by, I commented that I would pay $3 for an apple, I didn't think he heard me, about 10 mins later he came back and gave me an apple! Well done sir, great hospitality!

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