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The concourses are surprisingly narrow, the traffic outside the ballpark stifling and you’re likely spend part of a game peering at the action through a light mist. Having said that, one thing is clear: watching a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park is one of the greatest experiences in Major League Baseball, one that should be experienced by everyone who cares a lot or a little about baseball.

AT&T Park

Fast Facts

Address: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107.
: $357 million.
: HOK Sport+Venue+Event (now Populous).
: San Francisco Giants. The site is owned by the Port of San Francisco and leased to the Giants.
Phone Number
: 415/972-2000.
: 41,915
: 339L, 382LC, 399C, 421RC, 309R.
Plate to Grandstand
: 48 feet.
Height of Walls
: Left and center field, 8 feet; left-center field, 11 feet; right field, 25 feet.
Ticket Line
: 888/326-7297.
Playing Surface
: Overseeded Bermuda grass with crushed volcanic rock infield and dust-control crushed-brick warning track.
Dugout Location
: Third-base side.
Other Tenants
: The University of California will play its home 2011 games at AT&T Park while its stadium is being renovated.
Team Ballpark History: Polo Grounds I (1883-1888), Oakland Park in Jersey City (1889, for two games), St. George Grounds in Staten Island (1889, for 25 games), Polo Grounds III (1889-1890, Polo Grounds IV (1891-1911), Hilltop Park (1911), Polo Grounds V (1911-1957), Seals Stadium (1958-1959), Candlestick Park (1960-1999).
Previous Names
: Pacific Bell Park (2000-2004), SBC Park (2004-2006).
First Game: The Giants hosted archrival Los Angeles on April 11, 2000 and suffered a 6-5 loss before a crowd of 40,930. The Dodgers took a 4-2 lead off Giants starter Kirk Reuter partly thanks to two Kevin Elster home runs and then hung on for the win. The Giants ended up being swept by the Dodgers in that opening series (in fact, it took the Giants seven tries to notch that first home win against the Montreal Expos on April 29) but they had the last laugh, winning the National League West crown that season.
Landmark Events: The Giants hosted the first two games of the 2010 World Series against the Texas Rangers, winning them by 11-7 and 9-0 margins; the Giants eventually captured the series, 4 games to one, with two wins at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Also, the Giants hosted three games in the 2002 World Series (winning two), eventually losing in game seven to the Anaheim Angels; the team . Barry Bonds has provided many of the landmark events, hitting his 500th, 600th and 700th home runs at AT&T Park, as well as his record-breaking 71st home run in 2001. AT&T Park has also hosted several concerts, including Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, the Rolling Stones, and the Dave Matthews Band. Other sporting events hosted at AT&T Park include the Emerald Bowl and East-West Shrine postseason football games, international soccer matches, and motor-cross races. It is also the only MLB ballpark to host opera simulcasts; the sixth-annual Opera at the Ballpark is set for Sept. 25. The 2007 All-Star Game was played there.

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