Apr 262012

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

AT&T Park

AT&T Park, 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. For Travel Photo Thursday, I’m posting a few photos from one of the games I attended last year. Mr. TWS and I haven’t made it to the park yet this season, but I can’t wait to go!

Boats at AT&T 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!

  55 Responses to “AT&T Park: Who’s on First?”

  1. I’m not into sports much at all, but I would go for that view! πŸ™‚

    • 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.

  2. Stunning view! And I have to agree…food and drinks are my favorite part of a sporting event, too! Nothing like some solid stadium food!:-)

    • 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. πŸ™‚

  3. Now, that’s my kinda place. Baseball and a fantastic view. I love both.

  4. Oh Cathy I think you and I go to baseball games for the same reason! Food and drink πŸ™‚ I do think Giant stadium has the best view of any other stadium. It is gorgeous.

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. I would go there just for the great views. Love all the shots.

  12. I love going to ballgames – not so much for the game (cause honestly, I’m bored by the 3rd Inning) but for the nostalgia of it all! That stadium hands down has the best view!

  13. Wow! So fantastic! My inlaws visited everyone of the major league baseball parks and this was one of their favorites. I can see why.

  14. 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!

  15. 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 =)

    • 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.

  16. 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!

    • 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.

  17. 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 πŸ™‚

  18. Even after living 5 years in the USA I never managed to like baseball, but the people-watching can be very interesting indeed.

  19. 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…

  20. 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!

  21. Put Husky Stadium at the University of Washington on your ‘to do’ list. Great views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier. Loved this series of photos.

  22. You totally have me jonesing for a trip to San Fran now! I’m with you… watching baseball on tv has me instantly napping, but I love heading out to a nice ballpark. That view can’t be beat!

  23. 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.

    • 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.

  24. That is some stadium!

  25. I would love to take a trip here one day. The Giants were my favorite team when I was a kid — back when it was Candlestick Park. What an incredible view! Sad to say these days I’d be more interested in it, than the game πŸ™‚

  26. 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! πŸ™‚

  27. I love the special baseball stadium hot dogs!

    I also heard many people kayak on game days just to try to get the balls out on the water XDD

  28. I had no idea the views from this park were so gorgeous. You can’t go wrong with garlic fries and a view like that. πŸ™‚

  29. 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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  31. 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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