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Oracle Park: What You Need to Know to Make it a Great Day

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Oracle Park is one of the best stadiums in sports, serving as the home of the San Francisco Giants and providing spectators with a chance to experience a breathtaking environment during baseball season. Before taking a trip to the Bay Area and experiencing one of the best MLB stadiums ever, here’s everything you need to know about Oracle Park.

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Where is Oracle Park? 

Oracle Park is in the SoMa district of San Francisco, California. The address is 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107. 

Who plays at Oracle Park? 

The San Francisco Giants play at Oracle Park.

When was Oracle Park built? 

Construction first began on the new stadium in 1997. After nearly three years and 357 million dollars the stadium, at the time called Pacific Bell Park, now Oracle Park, opened on April 11, 2000. 

What is the capacity of Oracle Park? 

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The capacity at Oracle Park is 42,300, which is the number of seats they have at the stadium. The park opened with a capacity of 40,800 but has increased over time as the stadium has added seats for fans.

How much is the parking at Oracle Park?

Parking will vary at Oracle Park depending on the day you go and what Lot you are parking in. We have listed the different Lots you can park at and the prices for each one. 

  • Pier 30/32 and One Bryant (Lot 26) – $30 Weekday Night/ $40 Weekday & Weekend 
  • Lot A/Pier 48 and Lot C – $40 Weekend Night/ $50 Weekday & Weekend 
  • Pier 48 (Oversized Vehicles) – $80 Weekday Night/ $80 Weekday & Weekend

Can you tailgate at Oracle Park? 

Tailgating is allowed at Oracle Park. You can only go to lot A for tailgating if you stay in the area around your vehicle. Tailgating cannot interfere with other parking spaces or drive aisles.

What can you bring to Oracle Park?

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You are allowed to bring bags that do not exceed 16″ x 16” 8″ in size. Bags allowed in are tote bags, fanny packs, purses, grocery bags, briefcases, diaper bags, medical bags, camera bags, and soft-sided coolers. All bags will be checked at security before entering the stadium. 

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Can you bring food and drinks to Oracle Park?

You are allowed to bring food into Oracle Park if it’s put in a soft-sided cooler that is within the size restrictions. Drinks are allowed in as long as it is sealed in plastic bottles and soft-sided juice containers. 

What time do gates open at Oracle Park?

Oracle Park main gates at Willie Mays Plaza open 2 hours prior to game time, and all the other gates open 90 minutes before the first pitch. 

Can you see batting practice at Oracle Park? 

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Oracle Park. Batting practice usually begins two to two and a half hours before game time. They last roughly about 45 to 60 minutes per team. 

How much is beer at Oracle Park? 

Domestic draft beers are $9 at Oracle Park. Premium craft draft beers are $19.25. This is over the Major League stadium average price, which is $6.98.

What to eat at Oracle Park?

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There are so many options for food at Oracle Park. If you download the MLB Ballpark app, you can use the food finder and find a menu to the nearest location. Here are some of the foods you can expect at Oracle Park.

  • Gilroy Garlic Fries is an iconic Oracle Park dish; you will smell them before you even see them. Good luck trying to resist these oily, garlicky charms. 
  • Organic Coup is a delicious organic chicken wrap with organic spiced vegetables wrapped in whole-grain tortillas—your choice of creamy ranch or spicy BBQ sauce. 
  • Crazy Crab Sandwich delivers pilled crab between two slices of buttery grilled sourdough, a definite fan favorite.
  • Super Duper Burger uses Brandt Farms humanely raised beef and ground fresh daily, they are served on artisanal buns baked in San Francisco. 
  • Pita Gyros is family-owned and delivers a wide range of Mediterranean favorites. With authentic lamb and beef gyros, chicken gyros, and falafel sandwiches. 
  • Poke Bowl delivers spicy ahi tuna poke that will transport you to the tropical paradise. Fresh tuna smothered in their mayo-based spicy sauce and served over your choice of rice, greens, or crispy tortilla chips. 
  • Ghirardelli’s World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae is unmissable. With vanilla ice cream and handmade hot fudge topped with whipped cream and a nice cherry to finish it off. 

Places to eat at Oracle Park

In addition to the above must-have dishes, check out these places to eat around Oracle Park:

Sections 107-124

  • Tony’s Pizza
  • Derby Grill
  • Murph’s Irish Pub
  • The Cove
  • Field Club Bar

Sections 101-152

  • Doggie Diner
  • Fresh Popped Popcorn
  • Great House of Brews
  • Carvery
  • Homeplate Boba

Sections 136-144

  • Boardwalk Beers
  • Gilroy Garlic Fries
  • Hearth Table

Sections 202-234

  • That’s Impossible
  • Mission Street Taqueria
  • Ballpark Snacks
  • Jim Beam Cocktail Bar
  • Ghirardelli

Sections 302-336

  • Bayside Brews
  • Corona Beach Club
  • Derby Grill
  • Ballpark Snacks
  • Gilroy Garlic Fries

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Best-rated hotels close to Oracle Park

Sometimes it’s easier to just stay near the stadium after watching an intense game, so we’ve rounded up some great places to stay nearby Oracle Park:

Why is Oracle Park famous?

Oracle Park is famous because of its prime location, situated on the edge of San Francisco Bay. The stadium offers amazing views of the water, the Bay Bridge, and the city skyline. You can enjoy sightseeing and watching baseball at the same time.

What does food cost at Oracle Park?

There is a plethora of food options at the stadium that will cost an average of $15-$20 per dish. This can add up quickly with the additions of alcoholic beverages, so if you can bring your own food in, you might want to go that route.

Is it safe to walk around Oracle Park?

With the additions of safe and comfortable biking and walking routes being added next to the stadium, you should have no problem walking around or to the stadium. More people have been doing so, due to the new routes being installed.

San Francisco is a beautiful city in its own right, and is the perfect place for a stadium like Oracle Park. Whether your just in the city for a couple days of sightseeing or an avid baseball fan, go check out Oracle Park with our tips to make your experience the best possible.

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