SBC Park, with its breathtaking views and classic design, received rave reviews throughout the country as one of the smash hits of 2000.
The first privately financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since Dodger Stadium (1962), the Giants' new home features an inspiring nine-foot statue of America's greatest living ballplayer, Willie Mays, at the public entrance; Portuguese water dogs who fetch home runs that splash into McCovey Cove (named after another Hall of Fame Willie); an 80-foot Coca-Cola bottle with playground slides and miniature SBC Park behind left field that has become a magnet for kids of all of ages; and mass public transit that rivals any sports complex in the world.
At A Glance
Name: Pacific Bell Park Opened: 2000 Type: Open-Air / Natural Grass Seating: 42,000 Avg. Ticket: $10
RH Batting Average: 98 LH Batting Average: 92 RH Home Run: 102 LH Home Run: 77 Doubles: 93 Triples: 86