Giants Opening Day at AT&T Park!
With the 2012 Major League Baseball Season already underway, baseball fans across the country are eagerly awaiting opening day at their home stadiums. Luckily for Giants fans, the wait’s almost over – opening day is tomorrow! This Friday, April 13th the Giants will play the Pirates at AT&T Park starting at 1:35pm. Fans are already celebrating - the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company has released a Timmy Day IPA to both honor starting pitcher Tim Lincecum and to celebrate Opening Day, 2012. Last minute ticket prices are steep at over $250 each, but it's a doable cost for die-hard fans. The season's been off to a slow start for the Giants, so this game against the Pirates will be important in pulling their season back onto the right track.
Did You Know About the Extras?
There’s more to do at AT&T Park than just watch the game – here’s a taste of what you can experience if you decide to get there early or leave a little late.
Artwork in the Park:
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The Willie Mays statue outside of AT&T Park.[/caption] Murals, plaques, and photographs line the interior levels of the ballpark. You can also visit the Virgin America Club Level to see more original artwork, and the 2010 MLB Word Series Trophy is on display in the Club Level display area.
Artwork outside the Park:
There are several statues and plaques located outside the park, including the “Dominican Dandy” Juan Marichal and, of course, the Willie Mays statue located in the park’s entrance.
Batting Cage and Speed Pitch:
Inside the Marina Gate on field level, fans can test their pitching speed and accuracy or work on their batting skills in a soft toss batting cage.
Coca-Cola Fan Lot:
There’s a wealth of activities for the entire family in this special part of AT&T Park. At no charge for ticket holders on game days, Giants fans can take a ride on the Coca-Cola Superslide, take in the Giant 1927 Old-Time Four-Fingered Baseball Glove, or play in Little Giants Park. For anyone wanting an even more personal experience at AT&T Park, pick up a Go San Francisco Card and take the AT&T Park Tour, where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of the entire park, including the dugouts, visitors’ clubhouse, and even the field. You’ll have to wait until after Friday to take the tour – it doesn’t operate on dates of day baseball games – but in the meantime, you can explore some of San Francisco’s other top attractions, like Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and the Cartoon Art Museum, all at a great discount!