AT&T Park Pt.1 - San Francisco, California
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MUSIC - From the beginning by Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Photographed in 1999 and 2000 using film.

AT&T Park - Opened in 2000 and still in use. Known as Pacific Bell Park 2000 - 2003, SBC Park 2004 - 2005, AT&T Park 2006 - present.

Location: 24 Willie Mays Plaza San Francisco, California -- Bounded by 3rd St., King St., and McCovey Cove.

Arguably the best of the new ballparks built in the last 20 years. AT&T park has it all, great views, transportation that drops you off right in front of the park, and garlic fries. Things have come a long way for the Giants since the old days in New York at the Polo Grounds and at Candlestick Park. All for the better. ATT was built in the South Beach section of San Francisco, just south of downtown. All the old dilapidated warehouses are long gone. Since the park was built, shops, restaurants and apartments / condos are all along 3rd and King Streets. As most fans know, the Giants finally won a world series here on the west coast in 2010. On July 10,2009, Jonathan Sanchez of the Giants threw the first no hitter at ATT. In my opinion, there is not a bad seat at ATT. If you sit in the upper deck, you get great views of San Francisco bay, the bay bridge and the city views of Oakland.

ATT hosts a variety of events, from concerts, to motorcycle racing to football. Cal Berkeley used ATT for home games in2011 while Memorial Stadium was being refurbished. The UFL California Redwoods played one season (09) at ATT, and the San Francisco Demons of the XFL played one forgettable season there in 2001. Since 2002, the Kraft fight hunger bowl has been played at ATT in December.

If you want to go to ATT, a word from the wise, take BART and or MUNI to get to the game, unless you want to spend $40.00 for parking.
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Pac Bell Park (as it was known back then) under construction in 1999.


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The main entrance at 3rd and King St. under construction. 1999


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An original Powell Street cable car.


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