AT&T Park: Who’s on First?

I don’t know. I’m looking at the view at AT&T Park.

Editor’s Note January 20, 2019: AT&T Park was renamed “Oracle Park” since this post was written.

A Day at the Ballpark in San Francisco

AT&T Park

Fantastic views at the ballpark in San Francisco

Whether you’re a local or a visitor from out of town, you should think about taking in a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park. You don’t even have to be a big baseball fan to enjoy the views, people watching, ballpark food aromas and energy of the crowd.

Boats at AT&T Park (now named Oracle Park)

Boats at AT&T Park

I don’t really care to watch baseball games on television, but I love going to the ballpark. Where else can you see views like this from inside a sports stadium?

San Francisco Bay

Boats on San Francisco Bay

Go Giants!

Giants Fans

San Francisco Giants Fans

Being in a crowd of cheering and jeering enthusiastic fans makes the game all the more exciting for me.

Scoreboard at AT&T Park

Scoreboard at AT&T Park

The personal messages on the scoreboard are a nice touch. I don’t know Monica, but I want to wish her and Chris a Happy Anniversary this year, too! I hope they follow Traveling with Sweeney.

What goes on in the dugout?

San Francisco Giants Dugout

San Francisco Giants Dugout

Pep talk on the field at AT&T Park

Pep Talk on the Field

It wasn’t me.

Police Officer at AT&T Park

Police Officer at AT&T Park

I don’t remember the exact reason this officer was called into the stands. I think there was a temporarily unruly fan — from the visiting team, I presume.

Where’s the beef?

Sadly, I don’t have a photo of what is probably my favorite part of going to the game. Food and drink! I love having a burger and garlic fries while sitting in the sun watching the game. You can actually get a decent glass of wine at AT&T Park, too. After all, this is Northern California.

If you’ve got a photo of some delicious garlic fries or other ballpark food, please post a link in the comments. I’ve got a craving now!

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55 thoughts on “AT&T Park: Who’s on First?

    1. Cathy Post author

      The first few times we went to games there, we arrived early so that we could just walk around for while and enjoy the views.

    1. Cathy Post author

      There’s something about being in a ballpark that makes me want a hot dog, but I never actually order one. Just go for the burger and garlic fries. 🙂

  1. insideJourneys

    Cathy, with a view like this, I’d become a baseball fan. Man, that view is spectacular! I bet all the seats are filled every season.
    I wish I had some stadium food photos to share with you. How about a glass of nicely chilled cab? Play ball!!!

  2. Leigh

    Normally I get bored at baseball games but between views, garlic fries and a glass of wine I’d be good to go. I had no idea you could get a seat with a view like THAT!

  3. Andrew Graeme Gould

    What a great location. Interesting shots, too. I can see why it would be an good place to visit, even for a someone who’s not a baseball fan.

  4. Lisa

    Amazing views! I love going to ballgames too yet we only get out to see the Blue Jays once or twice a season any more. Have been to both of the Chicago ball parks but would love to cross a few more off the list. I think my younger daughter could care less about the game but she loves the food!!

  5. Steve

    AT&T is absolutely one of the most beautiful parks in the league. I’m an Oakland A’s fan and I’d still rather go see a game in San Francisco than endure a night at the Coliseum. I’ll just wait for the inter-league play.

  6. Dick Jordan

    The tour of the Giants ballpark (only given on days when there is no game being played, except for a $500 Private “Batting Practice” Tour for groups) is well worth doing if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or are visiting from out of town.

  7. Mary @ The World Is A Book

    Great set of photos, Cathy. I’m not much of a baseball fan and have never been to a game but I will gladly sit through this one for such fantastic views. I think San Francisco and San Diego have two of the best stadium views. Love the first shot!

  8. Andrea

    I’m not the biggest baseball fan but when I worked for a big company in San Fran I was invited to one of the skyboxes on a company afternoon. Such a great day! We saw Barry Bonds hit some milestone home run (can’t remember what it was) and my father was visiting so it was fun to “take” him to a game. Looks like a beautiful day here =)

    1. Cathy Post author

      Great day you had there! I loved going to the park during the Barry Bonds days. It was always so exciting when he got up to bat.

  9. Goody

    A stadium over looking the ocean! Fantastic! never seen something that cool! I usually don’t like watching a baseball match, but I’d actually go to such a great stadium, just to enjoy the awesome view!

    1. Cathy Post author

      Nice view of San Francisco Bay, isn’t it? Seems to be a common thread in the comments — most aren’t big fans of baseball, but they’d love the views.

  10. Sabrina

    Who could concentrate on a game with a view like that? Well, it doesn’t help that I’m not into watching sports in general, but that view would take away the final bits of any enthusiam I could muster 🙂

  11. Jenna

    What a location for a stadium! I’m not a fan of going to sporting events or baseball really, but after seeing your photos, I think it would be fun to take my older son there! And those views…

  12. jade

    This is my favorite Stadium! I love the outside area or “free” seats they offer of a view from outside the outfield. My friend took us there and we ate hotdogs and had a beer and watched a few innings. It was so much fun!

  13. Lane

    I’m taking my future son-in-law to a baseball game soon — he’s a geeky gamer. I told him sometimes it’s not about baseball. It’s an experience.

    1. Cathy Post author

      You got it, Lane — it’s about the experience. Get him some garlic fries and a cool beverage and he’ll have a great time.

  14. Jeremy Branham

    I’ve seen a few games here and it’s a great stadium. When you get good weather, the views are fantastic – probably better than any ballpark in the country. However, I am a baseball fan so I like the action on the field too! 🙂

  15. Erik

    It’s a great park. My favorite of the 15 or so I’ve been to. (Other than my beloved Tiger Stadium, which was sadly demolished in 2007)

    The food options were crazy- my favorite was the Gilroy Garlic Fries!

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  17. fotoeins | Henry

    Cathy, I *love* this ball park, and I’ve had the great privilege of having been here a couple of times to see Giants’ games. One of the best parts is to get up and walk around the stadium; as much as I like being in a seat, the open-air center-field seats are a neat idea, too. Your post is providing further impetus for me to write up my tour of Baltimore’s Camden Yards, as well as attending a game therein, too: there will be photos of food. Thanks for your post!

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