AT&T Park

AT&T Park
Home of the San Francisco Giants San Francisco, CA
Date Opened: April 11, 2000- Los Angeles Dodgers 6, San Francisco Giants 5
Capacity: 41,915
Games Attended: June 14, 2010 Giants vs. Baltimore Orioles 10-4

Location & Accessibility (0-5): 5
Just going to throw this right out there, I love AT&T Park. Located in downtown San Fran, we hopped on a bus at our hotel and were dropped off just a block away from the park. The park is right on the bay, simply beautiful.

Historic Value (0-5): 3
Barry Bonds hit his record breaking 756th Home-run and many other significant jacks here. The park hosted games three through five of the 2002 World Series when the Giants faced the Angels in the Fall Classic. AT&T Park played host to the All-Star Game in 2007. Originality (0-5): 5 As I mentioned the park is right on the bay. Its the only place that a player can hit a home-run into a natural body of water. The Giants have hit 52 balls into the awaiting kayakers in McCovey Cove, while opponents have added another 20.

Fans (0-5): 4
Always cold when I go to baseball games but the difference in San Fransisco is that the fans are used to it. There was a large crowd out on a Monday night when the team was playing a poor team. The fans are very supportive of their team. They have the coolest hats with ear muffs that look like panda bears in support of third baseman Pablo "Panda" Sandoval. The outfield fans are very rowdy and lead cheers throughout the game.

Fun Factor (0-5): 4
A huge coke bottle with slides in the outfield along with many other games for the kids. The park also has A Build-a-Bear workshop where you can build mascot Lou Seal. The night we attended a game was "Halloween in June." A female fan was an exact look-a-like of "The Freak," Tim Lincecum.

Concessions & Restaurants (0-5): 3
I didn't find any unique restaurants at the park and the general concessions were a little over-priced. However, the smell of garlic coming off the the Gilroy Garlic Fries was irresistible and they tasted as good as the smelled.

My own Subjectivity (0-5): 5
This was a great place to take in a game. The atmosphere is amazing, the people are fun and the team is good. Dress warm and be ready for a great night at the ballpark.

Total Score (0-35)= 29

Criteria for "The Ballpark Series" can be found here.