San Jose Municipal Stadium - San Jose, California
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San Jose Municipal Stadium - Opened in 1942 and still in use.

Location - 588 E. Alma Ave. San Jose, California.

San Jose Muni stadium has been a constant in the CAL league since it was opened in 1942. The stadium has hosted a team in the CAL for 60 seasons in a row. The current tenant is the San Jose Giants, whos parent club is about 40 miles up US 101 in San Francisco. In fact, the San Francisco Giants have their single A team in San Jose and the triple A Fresno Grizzlies about 3 hours southeast of San Francisco. Not a bad way to keep tabs on the up and coming kids, such as Tim Lincecum and Buster Posey, just to name a few. The ballpark was constructed as a WPA project for the sum of $80,000. The city of San Jose takes good care in preserving the past. When you walk thru the front gate, you feel like you have stepped back in time to a bygone era. The concessions are mainly under the grandstand, as are the Giants team offices. The offices are all in separate little rooms under the main grandstand. Each clubhouse, the visitors on the third base side, and the Giants on the first base, are accessible thru the concourse. A great way to see the Giants of tomorrow. New concessions are down the left and right field lines. The visitors bullpen is tucked behind the left field fence, while the Giants bullpen bench is in the right field corner. Even the umpires locker room is viewable by the fans, neatly tucked in back of the visitors dugout. It may be one of the oldest parks in the CAL, but it has the most charm.
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