San Francisco is one of America’s great baseball cities, and with the mild weather of the area, loyal fans are able to consistently enjoy games in the home of the Giants- a beautiful outdoor stadium. San Francisco’s AT&T Park has breathtaking Bay views that actually rival the action on the field! This architectural landmark is home to one of baseball’s most revered franchises, and a tour of the AT&T Park will give you the inside scoop on the team, the park, and all the significant moments in baseball history that have occurred right here in the park by the bay!
Your visit will take you inside the park for a “player’s eye view of baseball’s perfect address” and the only place where home runs can be “splash hits”. You’ll see the field warning track, a real Major League dugout, the visitors’ indoor batting cage, visitors’ clubhouse, the press box, and even a luxury suite. Please note that tour stops are subject to change depending upon team schedules and availability. A tour of AT&T Park is a great way for a baseball fan to get in touch with one of the most famous teams in the league, and also a great place for aspiring players to see what life in the big leagues is like! Even if you’re not a baseball fan, you’ll enjoy the views and the history of the place, which will be narrated to you by a knowing and personable tour guide! Tours depart from the Giants Dugout Store and last about an hour and thirty minutes.
AT&T Park was the first privately-financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since Dodger Stadium (1962). The park features a nine-foot-tall statue of America’s greatest living player, Willie Mays, at the entrance, and you’ll also see and learn about the Portuguese water dogs that fetch the home runs that splash into McCovey Cove (also named after a Hall of Fame Great!).
After your tour, be sure and check out the Dugout Store for some great souvenirs.
Please be sure to check the AT&T Park schedule for game-times and to be sure the tour is operating during the date of your visit.
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Comments about Smart Destinations AT&T Park:
Well, my husband and I started traveling about a year ago. We are both teachers and we came up with the crazy idea of visiting all the baseball parks. We have seen many: AZ Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals, Phillies, Oakland A's, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies...we just started this spring break of 2009. I have to say that we have been witness to see parks that the moment you walk in there is that baseball feeling inside and on others like Washington...its more of a structure feeling, not really that baseball feeling like I got when we stepped inside the Giants Park. Its amazing!