San Francisco is all about their baseball team, The Giants. Come to think of it San Francisco is really into all their sports teams. Living in the city, you get to see the hundreds of thousands of fans rooting for the Giants a few times a week for the entire season. Trust me, you know when the Giants are playing due to the crazy amount of fan gear displayed on thousands of people. It’s not a bad thing, you can feel the energy and it gets you hyped yourself.
That being said, if you’re ever in San Francisco or you happen to live here, I highly suggest attending a game. Even if you don’t like sports, it’s all about experiencing it. I, myself have only been to two Giants games. Ironically, two northeastern teams, the Mets and the Phillies. I saw the Mets last year around May and the Phillies I had seen recently. In no way do I consider myself a Giants expert but I do have some helpful tips, if you ever do want to attend a game here.
The official website you can get your tickets from is HERE. Unless you are able to buy your tickets months in advance or you simple could careless about the price, I don’t recommend buying them off here…..Every time I look for tickets on this website, the descent priced tickets never let you purchase two seats together. You have an opinion to choose the “scattered” button, but if I am going to a game with someone, I would actually like to sit next to them.
That being said, I have purchased my tickets off a site called Vivid Seats. I like this website. It’s legit and you’re able to get tickets together at a reasonable price. Once you purchase your tickets, you’ll receive an email and you’ll have to print out your tickets. (Don’t worry if they are in a random persons name.)
Both times I have gone to the Giants, I have sat in section 304. These seats are high up, but they are the best bang for your buck. Tickets range $20-35 and the seats have a great view of the bay. Also you’ll have no problems seeing the game. There are usually canoes in the water, along with boats and even swimmers in the bay waiting for a baseball to come their way.
There are also a lot of giveaways at the games, so keep that in mind when buying tickets. I’d show up somewhat early if you want to get the free gift. For example, when my mom and I saw the Phillies play the Giants, they were giving away free hats.
Let’s talk about what you should wear. The weather in San Francisco is unpredictable. It rarely changes from 55-75 degrees, despite it being in the 80’s the last few days. With all of that in play, I suggest layers. The wind is always a game changer. It could be 65 degrees and if there is no wind, it could feel like t-shirt weather. Then again it could be 80 degrees and windy and you would probably want a jacket. So I suggest a tee-shirt and a jacket, just to be safe. If you aren’t going to wear giants colors, I would say wear plain colors, unless of course you are rooting for the other team.
Getting there is easy, if you’re staying downtown or near any muni (public transportation) that hits the underground rail, including the N or T lines. These look like subways and will take you directly to the ball park for $2.25 a person.
The food in San Francisco is not like the food in other places. You could go to the mall’s food court and get a gourmet meal and a beer. So if you’re going to the Giants game, the food is going to probably be better than other stadiums. With that comes higher prices, just to keep in mind. Be prepared to pay $11.50 for a 8 oz beer. Let’s be honest though, It’s worth it for the picture.
Mets vs. Giants (2014)
Phillies vs. Giants (2015)
Now go check out a Giants game for yourself!