On Monday, baseball season kicked off with the Giants snatching a glorious 5-4 win against the D-Backs. What's more, the A's beat the Rangers 8-0. A nice kickoff to the 2015 season. And with that, you should check out the special events happening at AT&T Park and O.co Coliseum during the season. Here are jut a few of our favorites:
For those of you who live by AT&T Park, like me, you'll be pleased or terrified to learn that the home of your San Francisco Giants is the second most expensive ballpark to reside by, coming right behind Boston's Fenway Park. It's surprising news, as the Mission Bay/South Beah/SoMa neighborhood turns into a drunken, bro-tastic mess after night games.
The "Bowl to Fill All Bowls" continues a favorite San Francisco holiday tradition as the Washington Huskies take on the BYU Cougars in the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl game! Meanwhile, fans will be supporting some of the Bay Area's most respected charities, since the Bowl donates one meal for every ticket sold to the game!
One of San Francisco's favorite holiday traditions—also known as "the Bowl to fill all bowls"—returns this Saturday (Dec. 29th) to AT&T Park! This year, the event will find the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Navy Midshipmen battling on the field, while spectators help local organizations battle hunger in the Bay Area just by buying a ticket!
Giants' Pablo Sandoval may be on fire now that he's put his former Buca di Beppo-loving ways behind him, but that doesn't mean you have to give up indulgences on game days. In fact, there are several new things to try out at the next home game—and we're not just talking Gilroy garlic fries, peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Take a look.
For baseball fans, Opening Day is like a national holiday. It's a day that represents the end of winter and beginning of spring, when the sun shines, cold beer flows, and fans hope that this is the year for their team to win it all. On Friday, Giants fans get their Opening Day against the Pittsburg Pirates.
A few years ago, after seeing Cirque du Soleil's O in Las Vegas, I pronounced the water-based wonderland my all-time favorite Cirque du Soleil show. Now, San Francisco's in luck; for a few months, the traveling TOTEM has set up tent in AT&T Park. In true Cirque du Soleil form, it is a mesmerizing show that delivers everything the company is known for: extreme acrobatics, dramatic music, muscle-ripped talent, majestic sets, terrific costumes and nature themes. TOTEM transports you back to Pandora to explore the evolution of the human species via acrobatic artistry with hints of comic relief.
This for week's Scenes of the City we hung out inside and outside of AT&T Park for a couple odd events. One was the aforementioned Cal Bears football team playing in the park (they will be playing most of their home games there because of renovations to their home field). The other is the first-ever water polo match in McCovey Cove. As part of effort to garner support for their sport, the UC Berkeley Alumni Water Polo team vs. The Olympic Club Water Polo team played a match in the somewhat frigid waters of the bay.