SFMTA Providing Public Transit Options to AT&T Park for Giants Games
Opening Day for the 2017 Major League Baseball season is this Sunday and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) today provides San Francisco Giants fans with information to help prepare their plans for getting to and from AT&T Park on game days. Beginning Thursday, the Giants will host the first of two pre-season games against the Oakland Athletics with the second game Friday, March 31. Both games will start at 7:15 p.m. The Giants will play 81 regular season home games this year at AT&T Park, April 10 through Oct. 1. The Giants’ home opener is Monday, April 10.
The SFMTA, which oversees Muni, has a service plan in place for the upcoming baseball season that is designed to provide safe, timely, and reliable service to and from the ballpark while ensuring service to other points across the city. In addition to extra Muni Metro service, parking control officers will help direct traffic, taxi stands will be in place to pick up riders, and direct bike routes are in place to get people where they need to go.
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.
In order reduce wait times, fans are encouraged to pre-load transit fare onto a Clipper Card or purchase Muni fare in advance by using the Muni Mobile app.
For more information on Muni Mobile, please visit https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/munimobile
One-way Muni transfers can be purchased at the AT&T Park ticket windows located at Second 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.
The SFMTA will schedule additional Metro “ballpark shuttles” to supplement the 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.
The SFMTA will deploy Parking Control Officers (PCOs) to assist fans getting 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.
Weekday games often end near the afternoon commute. Motorists should, therefore, expect heavy traffic on freeways and streets near AT&T Park and on all approaches to the Bay Bridge on those days. The games listed below will most likely experience heavy traffic for the evening commute.
|Monday, April 10||
1:35 p.m. (Opening Day)
|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, August 9||12:45 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 23||12:45 p.m.|
|Wednesday, September 20||12:45 p.m.|
The SFMTA advises motorists of the increased congestion during game days and advises commuters to use transit and avoid using the Bay Bridge on these dates. 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.
The SFMTA has four taxi zones serving AT&T Park in effect on event days:
- East side of 2nd Street between King and Townsend, 7 spaces.
- West side of 2nd Street between King and Townsend, 2 spaces.
- West side of 2nd Street between Townsend and Brannan, 5 spaces.
- West side of 3rd Street between King and Townsend, 5 spaces.
Please be advised that:
- U-turns are not permitted on 2nd Street.
- Parking Control Officers generally close access to 2nd Street at Townsend Street at the beginning of the 7th inning.
- Taxis are generally allowed past the closure if 2nd Street is clear of pedestrians.
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/
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.