on January 5, 2007
If you are like me and love baseball then you shouldn't pass up the chance to see the Giants play at home. With easy access, variety of food, and located on the bay, it is a great place to watch a ball game.Getting to the Park There are many options for getting to the park. You can catch the Muni Metro, walk, drive or even catch a ferry to the ball park. When we attended we took the Muni Metro from the Embarcadero station and it was a quick 10 minute ride and cost $1.50 each way. The Muni metro service runs plenty of trains so overcrowding isn't a problem. The Giants website has loads of info on how to get to the ballpark Ticket Prices Ticket prices start at $10 for "Standing room only which grants you access to the park but no seat. The upper level ranges from $10-32. The bleachers are great for those on a budget and sell for between $13-$33. Lower level tickets range between $34-$80. The Giants' Pricing and seating chart will give you updated prices for games. You can also see a photo view from your section on this page.Inside the Park The Giants have some big name players and they play some pretty good baseball. The Giants also have one of the best attendance records in the Majors so there is always plenty of ambience and cheering fans. We were there on a Wednesday afternoon and the stadium was almost full. Our tickets were on the upper level which are good cheap seats as long as you aren't afraid of heights. If you don't like heights then you really should consider sitting somewhere else in the park.During the game we also wandered around the main level viewing the game from different areas of the park and quickly realised that there isn't a bad seat in the park. You are free to watch the game from any part of the park as long as you stand behind the yellow line.Food There was a great variety of food available in the park and should please even the pickiest of eaters. Along with the standard ballpark fare of nachos and hot dogs, you can get burgers, doughnuts and many other foods. We were boring and grabbed a couple of dogs and they were surprisingly tasty and kept us full for several hours. The only complaint we had was the souvenir cups we bought flaked and peeled pretty much instantly and we ended up throwing them away before leaving the city. Click here to see a list of concessions at the ballpark.Recommendations If you like baseball then you need to spend some time visiting the Giants at home. With a nice new park, good food, good baseball and good seats, it makes for a great outing for the whole family.
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