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Giants Baseball Returns with Pre-Season Games this Week

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Monday, March 27, 2017

In two weeks, San Francisco will celebrate Giants Opening Day. This week, the Giants will host the Oakland Athletics for two pre-season games at AT&T park.

With the start of baseball season comes planning for getting to and from SF's beautiful ballpark. 

Muni light rail vehicle passes in front of AT&T Park.
Muni light rail vehicles travel down King Street in front of AT&T Park.

As in previous years, there are many choices for travel during baseball season — designed to facilitate safe, timely and reliable service to and from the ballpark and beyond.

Transit

The following Muni service is available to and from all home games:

  • E Embarcadero (service ends at 6 p.m.)
  • T Third
  • N Judah
  • Metro Ballpark Shuttles
  • 10 Townsend
  • 30 Stockton
  • 45 Union/Stockton
  • 47 Van Ness

Baseball fans may purchase round trip Muni transfer tickets at the east end of Embarcadero Station near the Muni station agent booth two-and-a-half hours prior to the start time of the game. 

One-way Muni transfers can be purchased at the AT&T Park ticket windows located at 2nd and King streets and Willie Mays Plaza. Transfers will be sold starting two hours before the game until the game begins, and again from the beginning of the 7th inning until 30 minutes after the game.

Additional Muni Metro “baseball shuttles” will supplement existing N Judah and T Third service to the ballpark.

The additional service begins two hours prior to the game and continues until approximately 20 minutes after the start of the game.

SFMTA parking control officers (PCOs) will help fans get to and from the game. Prior to each game, PCOs are deployed to key locations around the ballpark to facilitate pedestrian safety, efficient movement of transit vehicles and other traffic.

More details about Muni service to AT&T Park, including connections from other Bay Area transit systems, can be found at the SFMTA website. Regional transit information for BART, Caltrain and the ferries as well as traffic is available on the 511 website.

Traffic

Weekday games often end near the afternoon commute. On those days, expect heavier traffic on freeways and streets near AT&T Park and on all approaches to the Bay Bridge. The games listed below will most likely experience heavy traffic for the evening commute.

DATE                                                  GAME STARTS
Monday, April 10 (Opening Day)  1:35 p.m. 
Thursday, April 27  12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, July 19 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26  12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 9 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 23 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 12:45 p.m.

To see a complete schedule of Giants games please refer to the Giants season schedule.

A map showing alternate post-game routes from AT&T parking lots is available on the Giants’ website.

Taxi Zones

You can find SF taxis at four taxi zones serving AT&T Park on event days:

  • East side of 2nd Street between King and Townsend.
  • West side of 2nd Street between King and Townsend.
  • West side of 2nd Street between Townsend and Brannan.
  • West side of 3rd Street between King and Townsend. 

Bicycles

AT&T Park is accessible by a dedicated bike lane that runs along The Embarcadero and on Townsend Street. Bicycle routes with sharrows on 2nd and 5th streets connect to the Townsend Street bicycle lane. A bicycle lane on Folsom Street and a bicycle route on Market Street connect those riding a bike to The Embarcadero.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition operates a secure bike parking facility at AT&T Park. Bicycle parking is located on the south side of the ballpark, along the Port Walk, and opens two hours before every game and closes 30 minutes after each game.

Bike sharing is also a way to get to the game and Bay Area Bike Share stations for bike share pick-up and drop-off are located near AT&T Park at the Caltrain Depot at 4th and Townsend as well as Townsend and 2nd streets. Visit the Bay Area Bike share website to learn more about Bike Share and see nearby bike share stations.

Meter Parking

Parking meters on blocks near the ballpark are in operation during most games. Meters within walking distance of the ballpark operate until 10pm Monday to Saturday, and noon to 6pm on Sundays, and are priced at $3, $5 or $7/hour during events, with higher rates in closer proximity to the ballpark. The parking meters near the ballpark have a four hour time limit or longer and accept credit cards and cell phone payment, in addition to coin and the SFMTA parking card. For more details, please visit the SFPark website.