Giants Overview

Fast facts

League: MLB

Head Coach: Gabe Kapler

Team Mascot: Lou Seal

Year Opened: 2000

Capacity: 41915

City / State: San Francisco / California

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Giants vs Dodgers

Rival Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers-Giants rivalry isn’t just any rivalry. This rivalry is considered to be on of the best rivalries in MLB history. The games between these two teams always sparks a fire inside fans of both these teams, so make sure to get tickets to a Dodgers-Giants game if you want to see Dodger Stadium at its best.

Bay Bridge Series

Rival Team: Oakland Athletics

Played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, the Bay Bridge Series is one of the few friendly rivalries in baseball. Because both teams are located in the Bay Area, there are still plenty of bragging rights on the line, yet at the same time with the two teams being in different leagues there is less of an impact on the standings. The fact you’ll find fans of both the A’s and Giants at these matchups makes the Bay Bridge Series an excellent time to attend a game at Oracle Park.

Giants Tailgate Guide


Oracle Park hosts a decent tailgating culture, mostly for weekend night games. Make sure you bust out your orange and black to fit in with the loyal San Francisco Giants fans that surround the park, inside and out. While it helps that the Giants have three recent World Series rings, fantastic baseball is not the only reason fans come to Oracle Park. Fans come out in droves to celebrate game day, and the air is filled with excitement long before the park is open.

The streets surrounding the home plate entrance to the stadium bring the best bar and restaurant scene for you to take in some of the earlier MLB action while waiting for the park to open. This area is where you’ll find the most fans, and is located next to Pier 48 if you’re looking for a family friendly tailgate area.

Whether you head to Pier 48 or hit the bars near Oracle Park, you’ll have an excellent time tailgating before a Giants game.



Make sure to check out the five statues outside of the stadium, four of which are dedicated to Giant greats. The four statues celebrate Giants legends Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, and Orlando Cepeda. The fifth statue, behind center field, features a seal bobbing a baseball on its nose, dedicated to the San Francisco Seals minor league team.

Ballpark Tours

There are multiple tours of the stadium available to Giants fans. The Giants offer a standard ballpark tour, as well as a tour of San Francisco Bay and other private tours. They also have a live video conference tour of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Louisville Slugger Museum available as well..

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Pete's Tavern

Across the street from the stadium is Pete’s Tavern, a local sports bar that serves alcohol out of mason jars. With twelve TVs, as well as a direct view of the field, you won't miss any game day action at Pete’s.

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Public House

As one of the restaurants/bars located inside the stadium that is accessible to non-ticket holders, Public House is a fan favorite to pregame for a San Francisco Giants game. Radio and TV pre-game shows are broadcasted from the outdoor tables, making this one of the best spots to tailgate in/at Oracle Park.

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Where to tailgate

Giants Stadium Guide

In Game

The Giants have been one of the hottest teams in baseball taking home three World Series trophies in a six-years, commonly referred to as the Bay area dynasty. Oracle Park is only 309 feet down the right field line meaning those of you sitting there will have an excellent opportunity to snag a souvenir ball or two.  

Another rarely seen feature of the stadium comes from sitting near the outfield corners on the first deck. Most stadiums have placed the bullpens for both teams’ pitching staffs inside the outfield wall or below a section of seating.  However, much like Wrigley Field, Oracle has placed its bullpens in foul territory allowing fans sitting near them to get an up-close glimpse of what a 95 mph fastball looks like, or how hard a slider can break.  It is truly a great experience for even the most casual of baseball fans as you gain a feeling for what it is like to stand in the box against some of the great hurlers in the game.

Things to check out

Wall of Fame

Read about former Giants greats (there are forty-eight honored in the Wall of Fame) on the outer stadium wall. To be eligible, players must have either five years on the team with an all-star game appearance or be a member of the Giants for nine years.

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World Series Trophies

The Giants have had recent success in winning three World Series championships in 2010, 2012, and 2014. As a result, the World Series trophies are on display for fans on the Virgin America Club Level behind home plate. Stop by and check out the trophies during your next trip to Oracle Park.


In the 2013 season, the San Francisco Giants opened a social media cafe behind the centerfield bleachers. The cafe showcases fan social media posts from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which are monitored by the Giants organization.

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Coca-Cola Fan Lot

Behind the left field bleachers is the Coca-Cola Fan lot, featuring an 80-foot long Coca-Cola bottle with playground slides that blow bubbles and light up when the Giants score.

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Little Giants Park

Near the Coca-Cola Fan lot is the Little Giants Park, a miniature baseball diamond which serves as a sort of minor league tryout for Pee-Wee baseball.

Old Fashioned Baseball Mit

Directly to the right of the massive Coke bottle is the “Giant 1927 Old-Time Four-Fingered Baseball Glove”. Made of steel and fiberglass, this symbol from baseball’s history stands proudly in Oracle Park.

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McCovey Cove

Named after Giants first baseman Willie McCovey, McCovey Cove is one of the best features of Oracle Park. McCovey Cove is a section of the San Francisco Bay and as of September 25, 2014, 68 “splash hits” have been knocked into the Cove by Giants players (35 belonging to the legendary Barry Bonds). Each hit is tallied on an electric counter on the right field wall. Because of the pier behind center field, ferries, boats, and kayaks are often tied up and drop off fans to the park. You’ll also see fans taking to the waters with big fishing nets in hopes of collecting a home run ball.

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Right Field Wall

One of the most prominent features of Oracle Park is the 24-foot-high wall dedicated to San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays. Sitting atop the wall are four pillars with fountains that burst out jets of water when the Giants hit a home run, win a game, and at the end of the National Anthem.


Foul territory down the right field line is known as K-Ville because of the letter K is the symbol for a strikeout. In this section (more specifically Seat 1, Row 1), a dedicated fan is in charge of flipping the first K placard when the Giants pitcher gets the first strikeout. For any new fan who gets lucky enough to sit in this section, the usher will explain the tradition and rules of K-Ville (including a five beer maximum for anyone sitting in the K row!)

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Singing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”

After Giants victories, don’t rush out of the stadium immediately following the game. Instead, stick around and sing this beloved song.

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Fight Songs

  1. I Left My Heart in San Francisco

    This hit by Tony Bennett is played after Giants victories.

    The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
    The glory that was Rome is of another day
    I’ve been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
    I’m going home to my city by the Bay

    I left my heart in San Francisco
    High on a hill, it calls to me
    To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
    The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care

    My love waits there in San Francisco
    Above the blue and windy sea
    When I come home to you, San Francisco
    Your golden sun will shine for me

  2. Dont Stop Believing

    Journey’s popular hit Don’t Stop Believing was the theme song for the Giants 2010 World Series run. It is now played during the eighth inning of games in which the Giants are tied or trailing.

    Just a small town girl
    Livin’ in a lonely world
    She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere
    Just a city boy
    Born and raised in south Detroit
    He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

    A singer in a smokey room
    A smell of wine and cheap perfume
    For a smile they can share the night
    It goes on and on, and on, and on

    Strangers waiting
    Up and down the boulevard
    Their shadows searching in the night
    Streetlight people
    Living just to find emotion
    Hiding somewhere in the night

    Working hard to get my fill
    Everybody wants a thrill
    Payin’ anything to roll the dice
    Just one more time
    Some will win, some will lose
    Some were born to sing the blues
    Oh, the movie never ends
    It goes on and on, and on, and on


    Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on to the feelin’
    Streetlights, people

    Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on
    Streetlight people

    Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on to the feelin’
    Streetlight people

Giants Bars & Restaurants

  1. Rumors

    Rumors bar

    Rumors embodies the sophistication of a lounge and the excitement of a sports bar. We're your home for all Giants, 49ers, Sharks and Warriors games.

    398 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  2. Woodbury

    Woodbury bar

    Woodbury is a casual neighborhood bar and gastropub known for its expansive beer and shot combinations, uniquely fun cocktails, and inviting atmosphere.

    685 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Ted’s Sports Bar & Grill

    Mike Speedway Lounge Beer Northstar Bar and Grill Beer Shipleys Tavern Beer Press Box Sports Bar Beer

    A fun-portal where you can enjoy a pool game, hang out with friends, watch your favorite sports on TV and feast on great food at the same time!

    312 Harriet St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  4. Black Hammer Brewing

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    We craft small batch, crazy fresh and crazy good ales and lagers, using traditional techniques, modern innovations, endless creativity and scientific rigor.

    544 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. 21st Amendment Brewpub

    Twenty First Amendment brewery beer

    At the 21st Amendment, they celebrate the culture of the great breweries of old, making unique, hand-crafted beers, great food, and providing a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere that invites conversation, interaction and a sense of community.

    563 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Tres Tequila Lounge and Mexican Kitchen

    Tres SF

    It's a great place to stop for a margarita and a meal before or after Giants games.

    130 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  7. Hi Dive

    beer glass

    Great drinks, friendly faces, awesome food, crazy times!

    501 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  8. District

    District drinks

    District brings together a menu of small, shareable plates, pizza and house-made charcuterie with one of the city's most extensive and diverse wine and whiskey programs.

    216 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Twenty Five Lusk

    Twenty Five Lusk

    Twenty Five Lusk, in San Francisco’s SOMA district, combines a dynamic restaurant, lounge and bar offering creative cuisine, beautiful domestic and international wines, and inspired cocktails.

    25 Lusk St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  10. Alchemist Bar & Lounge


    With its steampunk decor and speakeasy feel, Alchemist is the perfect place for anyone to gather for either an afterwork drink or a long night of expertly crafted cocktails.

    679 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Public House

    Public House beer

    Public House offers sit-down dining and carryout options, making grabbing food - when going to the ballgame or heading back to the office - quick, easy and delicious.

    24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  12. MOMOs


    Whether you choose to eat in our comfortable yet sophisticated dining room, outside on the patio or sitting at our famous bar, we provide high-quality food and service throughout.

    760 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Goat Hill Pizza


    Goat Hill Pizza makes its own sourdough crust and serves housemade sauces, soups and dressings, and uses only the freshest ingredients.

    300 Connecticut St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  14. American Grilled Cheese Kitchen


    The American’s menu stems from years of menu development, recipe testing, and deep relationships with San Francisco and the West Coast's local food ecosystem.

    1 S Park St #103a, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Little Skillet

    Little Skillet

    Little Skillet follows a simple formula of quality ingredients, friendly service, and good value.

    360 Ritch St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$