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Transit Tuesday

The Giants Are Back in Town

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In just over a week, on April 7, San Francisco will celebrate one of its favorite occasions — Giants Opening Day. This week, in a separate match-up, 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. 

AT&T Park from across McCovey Cove full of boats. One has a large American flag.
Fans make their way to game one of the 2012 World Series. Photo taken October 24, 2012.

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:

  • T Third
  • N Judah
  • Metro Ballpark Shuttles
  • 10 Townsend
  • 30 Stockton
  • 45 Union
  • 47 Van Ness

Baseball fans transferring from BART may purchase round trip Muni transfer tickets at the Embarcadero Station three 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 from 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, these 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 www.sfmta.com. Regional transit information for BART, Caltrain and the ferries as well as traffic is available at www.511.org.

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
Thursday, April 7 (Opening Day)  1:35 p.m. 
Thursday, April 21  12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11   12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15 12:45 p.m.
Monday, July 4 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27  12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14 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 at www.sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.

Taxi Zones

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

  • 3rd Street (west side) just north of King Street
  • 2nd Street (west side) between Brannan and Townsend streets (post-event only)
  • 2nd Street (west side) between Townsend and King streets (event days only—not available post-event)

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. To learn more about Bay Area Bike Share and see nearby bike share stations, visit https://bayareabikeshare.com/

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 www.sfpark.org.