Visit Oracle Park for more than simply watching a San Francisco Giants game. Tour this privately financed ballpark, known for its breathtaking views, charm and character. This is the city’s replacement for notoriously windy Candlestick Park.
The stadium at the edge of downtown San Francisco was opened in 2000. It was the first ballpark since Dodger Stadium to be privately financed. Upon completion of construction, the park was first named Pacific Bell Park, while in subsequent years it has been known as SBC Park, AT&T Park and finally Oracle Park.
When approaching Oracle Park, notice the two clock towers, each 122 feet (37 metres) tall and topped with 45-foot (14-metre) flagpoles. To see the Willie Mays statue, arrive at the home plate entrance.
Once inside, enjoy bay views from the outfield area or check out what is believed to be the world’s largest baseball glove, at 26 feet (8 metres) tall and 32 feet (9 metres) wide.
When visiting during baseball season, stop briefly at the screened fence on the right field side of the stadium for a glimpse of the game without a ticket purchase.
Families enjoy Oracle Park for its kid-friendly vibe and amenities, including the Coca-Cola Fan Lot. Climb into one of the four slides tucked inside an 80-foot (24-metre) contoured wooden Coca-Cola bottle and slide into home plate.
For the most immersive Oracle Park experience, sign up for a 90-minute Behind-the-Scenes Tour. You’ll have the chance to stand on the field, sit in a Major League Baseball dugout, look around the Visitors’ Clubhouse, see the press box and a luxury suite and experience the Giant Vault museum, which chronicles the history of the franchise. Several other in-depth, and more expensive, tours are available, including a pre-game tour, a private batting practice tour and a VIP tour.
Find Oracle Park between King Street and Mission Bay, a part of San Francisco Bay. Add the stadium to your itinerary if you’re visiting nearby Fisherman’s Wharf.