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Capital Improvements

The Giants have completed the first year of a two-year capital improvements plan, which includes a series of changes throughout AT&T Park designed to enhance the fan experience and maintain the ballpark's reputation as the best in baseball. Phase one capital improvements include:

The Club Experience -- Promenade Level Style
Designed by San Francisco architects MK Think, improvements to the Promenade Level's main concourse are designed to create gathering points and to improve the overall fan experience throughout the level. New concessions have been added in key locations to extend the wide range of food and beverage options available to fans on the Promenade Level. Among the highlights:

• Creation of a new elevated deck above Lefty O'Doul Plaza featuring a new bar and barbeque that overlook McCovey Cove, the Juan Marichal Statue and the historic Lefty O'Doul Bridge.
• Introduction of three new "club zones" overlooking King Street and Willie Mays Plaza featuring unique concessions, and dozens of HD flat screen video displays.
• Introduction of new technology including almost 100 HD video displays mounted on columns, beams and walls throughout the concourse. The new video displays are designed to keep fans connected to the game when they're not in their seats.
• Six new internally lit ceiling canopies that will bring vibrant new light and color to the concourse. The six canvas canopies will be lit by a computer-controlled network of LED fixtures and programmed to set the mood for each of the spaces they cover.

Field Club Lounge -- The Place to Be
In a city of great restaurant designs, the goal is to create an only-in-San Francisco food venue that is warm, comfortable and inviting to customers. Designed by renowned San Francisco architect Michael Guthrie & Co., the design of the Field Club has been upgraded with an eye toward a more sophisticated, warm, and comfortable space. Michael Guthrie has designed some of the premiere restaurant spaces in and around San Francisco, including Bix, Tra Vigne in Napa and his latest creation, Myth. The transformation of the Field Club space includes new food and beverage venues that will extend the range of options available to the customers with Field Club seats.

Key components of the Field Club project include:

• Creation of two, new food venues that provide "view cooking" and additional menu options for the customer. Attached to the new food venues is a Wine Bar featuring a wide selection of California wines.
• An upgraded bar that provides a sleek, sophisticated look with more points of sale for the customer. A Coffee Bar is also integrated into the new bar location.
• A permanent location for the very popular Carvery food venue.
• An upgraded level of finishes, lighting and seating throughout the Field Club space.

Oracle Suite Level -- The Suite Life Just Gets Better
AT&T Park's 68 luxury suites received a facelift with new furniture, countertops, carpet, flat panel screens, and paint. There is also new furniture and flat panel screens in selected areas of the suite concourse.

Technology

LED Fascia Boards:
• The Giants have installed a pair of state-of-the-art LED fascia boards, replacing the rotating advertising panels at the base of the Club Level down both the first- and third-base lines.
• Designed and provided by ANC, these boards will provide additional statistical information and entertaining programming in a high-tech, visually stimulating medium.
• The board down the first-base line will be 3 feet, 10 inches in width and 142 feet in length, while the third-base side will span 311 feet.

HDTV:
• In keeping with their tradition of deploying leading edge technology to enhance the fan experience, the Giants have upgraded the in-house broadcast infrastructure to deliver High Definition video to flat panel screens located throughout AT&T Park.
• Fans will now have an unparalleled viewing experience as they traverse the View, Club or Promenade level concourses.
• Of the 533 individual televisions at AT&T Park, 225 now feature HD flat panel screens.

Giant Gift Cards: The modern-day version of the traditional gift certificate is now available for purchase at all Giants Dugout Stores and at more than 267 Safeway Stores in California, Nevada and Hawaii. Gift cards will also be sold at 137 Northern California Chevron stores early this season. Giants gift cards are available in $25 and $50 denominations and can be used to purchase food, merchandise and tickets at AT&T Park.

Digital Dugout Upgrades: Since its launch in 2004, the Giants wireless portal has provided thousands of Giants fans with free access to the Internet and an array of exciting content available only at AT&T Park, via PDA, laptop or other Wi-Fi enabled devices. In addition to team information, statistics, local area information, interactive games, live play-by-play, pitch-by-pitch statistics and the Concession Finder, the Digital Dugout will offer a broader selection of free video content for the 2006 season.

Visa Contactless: The Giants and Centerplate, in conjunction with Visa USA and Hypercom Corporation, have installed 100 customer-facing point-of-sale terminals, which will accept Visa's new Contactless payment cards. Fans using Visa contactless cards or any other accepted credit card at concession stands throughout the ballpark will no longer be required to sign for transactions under $25, giving them more time to watch the game and less time standing in line.

New Wireless Ticket Scanners: (Please find under Tickets)

Print-At-Home Tickets: (Please find under Tickets)

Premium Days & Special Events (complete listing)

• Giants Opening Week Delivered by AT&T -- The Giants have turned baseball's traditional Opening Day into a week-long celebration, giving more fans the opportunity to experience the excitement and energy of the start of the season.

   • Opening Day, Thursday, April 6 -- The Giants will start the 2006 season by commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake by honoring a group of the few remaining survivors from that historical day. The survivors will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and trumpeter and contemporary jazz artist, Chris Botti will perform the National Anthem. Before the game, Omar Vizquel will be presented with his 10th Gold Glove and Mike Matheny with his fourth. The first 40,000 fans will receive AT&T Opening Day Giants Calendars.
   • Opening Night, Friday, April 7 -- Now known to Giants fans as Orange Fridays, fireworks will illuminate the skies on Opening Night. The first 10,000 fans will receive a bookmark featuring Omar Vizquel and Randy Winn from Writers Corps., a project of the San Francisco Arts Commission that teaches youth to use both the written and spoken word to strengthen themselves and their communities.
   • Opening Saturday, Saturday April 8 -- The first official Saturday of the season. Fans will receive Toyota Magnet Schedules (1st 20,000).
   • Safeway/Minute Maid Kids Opening Day, Sunday, April 9 -- A day just for the kids. Kids will basically run the game and will be involved in everything from performing the National Anthem to announcing the inning batters and leading the 7th Inning Stretch. On their way into the game, the children will also be greeted by face painters and balloon artists in Willie Mays Plaza. The first 7,500 kids, 14 & under, will receive Safeway/Minute Maid Kids Growth Charts.

• Orange Fridays -- Get your Orange On ... whether the Giants are playing at home or on the road, the Giants and their fans have turned Casual Fridays into Orange Fridays during the baseball season. The Giants will feature a number of Orange Friday promotions including, PlayStation/Best Buy Orange Wigs, Orange fireworks and an Orange Vowal Renewal Night (see next item). When the team is on the road, there will be a number of Orange Friday socials at various restaurant and bars throughout the Bay Area (a complete listing will be available on [sign in to see URL]).

• "I Do Take Two" ... Vow Renewal Night -- "Love and Giants, they go together ..." Couples can renew their vows on the field before the Giants take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, June 9. The ceremony will be officiated by Giants Public Address Announcer, Renel, and participants will receive a number of items to commemorate the event, including a photo, certificate and Orange-themed accessories to wear during the ceremony on this Orange Friday. The cost of the event is $250 and more information is available online at [sign in to see URL].

• Happy 75th Birthday Willie Mays -- The Giants will celebrate Willie's 75th birthday with a pre-game party on Friday, May 12.

• Kirk Rueter Day -- The Giants will honor the 10 1/2 year career of one of the best left-handed pitchers to ever wear the Giants uniform -- fan favorite, Kirk "Woody" Rueter on Saturday, August 19.

• '80s Retro Night -- On Friday, June 23, big hair, bright colors and classic 80s music will surround the Giants and A's as they take the field wearing their jerseys from 1982 (the Giants will wear their orange road jersey and the A's their green jersey).

• Levi's 501 Promotion -- On Monday, May 1 (5-01), Levi Strauss & Co. will give away seat cushions to the first 15,000 fans. On this day, the Levis Strauss Foundation will match the purchase value of every Tully's coffee and Ben & Jerry's ice cream sold, with the proceeds going to Juma Ventures, a local non-profit youth development organization that provides employment and quality job skills training opportunities to youth from low-income communities in San Francisco. In addition, any Giants home victory that ends with a 5-1 score will result in fans being able to present their ticket at the Levi's® Union Square store to receive a 15 percent discount off of their purchase for up to one week following the win.

Food Offerings

• California Grill & Cuervo Cantina -- Located in the new Lefty O'Doul Barbeque area, at the top of the Lefty O'Doul stairs, the grill will feature an ahi tuna with olive and orange zest sandwich and more traditional cookout food, such as a grilled chicken sandwich.

• Display Cooking in the Field Club -- The newly renovated Field Club Lounge will feature "live" cooking from the new permanent food areas, including ballpark favorites, Joe Garcia's, Edsel Ford Fong's, The Carvery and a new snack concept featuring tossed to order Caramel Corn and Strawberry Shortcake.

• Organic Coffee -- Liquid Planet, 100 percent organic coffee, will be the new official coffee of AT&T Park. Locations: Club, Field & Suite Levels as well as all AT&T Park catering.

• Murph's Clubhouse Pub -- This original ballpark brand, established in 2004 and named in honor of Giants Legendary Clubhouse Manager Mike Murphy, continues to expand. The Irish Pub will add a third location on the Promenade Level. Fans can now enjoy the Pub's signature Irish Nachos (Irish chili over crispy potatoes topped with cheddar and green onions, Fish and crispy Chips rolled in a Giants printed newspaper, Corned Beef Brisket, Roasted Turkey Breast, and a new Murph's Chili Dog. The Pub also serves Black & Tans, Irish Coffee, and Hot Chocolate with Baileys Crème. Locations: View, Promenade and Club Levels.

• Taste of North Beach Grill -- This new grill, featuring many well-known Italian favorites from North Beach, will be located on the Promenade, behind Section 126, and include U.S Restaurant's meatballs, raviolis, the Stinking Rose garlic chicken sandwich, an authentic calabrese sausage, Peroni beer, Coppola wines and tiramisu from Victoria Pastry Co.

• Safeway Features only at AT&T Park Signature Sandwiches -- To complement its variety of Signature soups, such as Chicken Noodle and Tomato Bisque, Safeway has created the Beef & Blue and Tuna Salad Croissant sandwiches that can only be found at AT&T Park. The Beef & Blue features roast beef with crumbled blue cheese, caramelized onion and lettuce served on a Ciabatta Roll and the Tuna Salad Croissant features tuna with cheddar cheese and lettuce. Safeway will also feature two new soups, Vegetable Minestrone and Chicken Tortilla. Locations: Promenade, Sec. 127; Deli Carts on Promenade Sec. 108 and View Level Sec. 318; Lower Centerfield Food Court.

• There are 24 varieties of hot dogs served at AT&T Park -- from the team's official Giants Dog by Alpine Meats to the new premium Hebrew National all-beef frank.

Sponsors

• Levi Strauss & Co. -- The Giants and Levi Strauss & Co. entered a five-year strategic partnership this past January that includes the sponsorship of the right field section of AT&T Park named "Levi's Landing." Levi's Landing features the ballpark's signature right field wall and arcade. Just 309 feet from home plate, the 25-foot high wall is the shortest in all of baseball and is the distinguishing feature of AT&T Park.

• Make Your Own Lou Seal by Build-A-Bear Workshop -- This new interactive, entertainment retail store will be located on the Promenade Level in the Coca Cola Fan Lot and will be open during all home games. Fans can purchase a Lou Seal, the Giants loveable, fan-favorite mascot, plush animal and make it themselves by stuffing it, giving it a special heart, fluffing it and then dressing it in unique Giants clothing and accessories. The store will also feature a one-of-a-kind Giants Ballpark Bear and an orange Giants Baseball Bear.

Tickets

New Wireless Ticket Scanners: The Giants have installed a new ticket validation and access management system. The upgraded system will not only speed up entrance into the ballpark but also integrates with other ticketing technologies such as the Double Play Ticket Window, Ticket Relay, Print at Home and electronic ticket donation.

Print-At-Home Tickets: The fastest delivery method possible. This ticketing technology allows fans to print tickets directly from their computer rather than having them delivered via mail or held at will call. ONE click and tickets are in your hands.

Community Programs

• Community Clubhouse -- The Giants Community Fund and Giants Community Department will have a permanent home on the Promenade Level, located directly behind homeplate. The Clubhouse will serve as a community outreach and education area, where fans can both learn about and support the many Giants community programs and endeavors.

• Habitat for Humanity Day & Home Build -- The Giants, Major League Baseball, Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity San Francisco, Bank of America and Giants pitcher Tim Worrell are partnering on a home build which will take place in Giants Parking Lot A throughout the day on Tuesday, June 27, prior to the Giants vs. Rangers game. All five Bay Area Habitat for Humanity Chapters will come together that evening during the game to raise awareness for all of their efforts to build affordable housing throughout the Bay Area.

• 100th Anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake -- On Thursday, April 13, the Giants will commemorate the April 18, 1906 Earthquake by focusing on "preparedness" and celebrating the historic and remarkable rebuilding of San Francisco and all that it represents today.

• Writers Corps -- This is the first season that the Giants have partnered with Writers Corps, a project of the San Francisco Arts Commission. Writers Corps works to transform and strengthen individuals and communities through the written and spoken word. With the support of Giants players Randy Winn and Omar Vizquel, the Giants are able to focus on promoting education and literacy. Winn and Vizquel's images will be featured on kiosks throughout San Francisco, on bookmarks passed out during the game on April 7, and on Public Service Announcements.

• S.F. Immunization Coalition -- The Coalition will celebrate its 10th Year of helping to improve the health of all San Franciscans by working on maximizing immunization protection and minimizing the prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases in S.F. On Monday, May 1, Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter will be at the ballpark to commemorate the Coalition's achievements prior to the Giants vs. Padres game.

• The Giants will continue to work with hundreds of Bay Area community groups on a variety of programs including the 13th Annual Until There's A Cure Day, 9th Annual Strike Out Violence Day presented by Blue Shield of California, 3rd Annual Strike Out Cancer Day presented by Genentech, 9th Annual Organ Donor Awareness Day presented by the Giants Community Fund, San Francisco's AAA High School Championship Game, 7th Annual Giants Wives Charity Auction and the Annual CHW Food Drive and Kids Are Giants Too! Program.

Advertising Campaign

• For the 2006 season, the Giants will continue to establish its connection with the city by extending and reinforcing the "Your SF Giants" messaging in its marketing communications. Whether you're a casual baseball fan or an avid baseball fan, the people of the Bay Area share a love for the city of San Francisco. To reinforce the idea that the Giants are the city's team, this year's advertising showcases six players -- larger than life -- playing against the beautiful San Francisco skyline. The new television campaign, which includes seven spots, focuses on real people throughout the city talking to the camera about why they come to Giants games. Fans note everything from the delicious food, to it's a great place for a first date, to it makes the perfect gift, to "I just want to see the GIANTS win." This summer the team will launch another flight of television spots featuring fans talking to the players.

Artwork

• On the outside wall, located between Lefty O'Doul Gate and the Giants Dugout Store, a mural painted by Maren van Dyne depicts a chronology of Giants achievements.

• On the Club Level, the Giants in association with the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa to create a Peanuts Baseball Exhibit.

• On the Portwalk, a bronze plaque commemorating Robb Nen's 300th Save will be installed on April 29th.

• Little Giants Park features original artwork on its walls that depict ballpark life using cartoon-like illustrations by artist Halsted Craig Hannah.

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Hamels started toward the dugout after what he thought was a strike. Lincecum didn't get the call & buzzed ump Dana DeMuth w. a fastball that slammed off the backstop & then froze Hamels w. another 3rd strike. 4/28/10 Timmy the ump killer.
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here for the article to go to pictures of new park renovations


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Did you type that all by yourself?



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Did you type that all by yourself?




of [sign in to see URL] i only have one good arm

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Hamels started toward the dugout after what he thought was a strike. Lincecum didn't get the call & buzzed ump Dana DeMuth w. a fastball that slammed off the backstop & then froze Hamels w. another 3rd strike. 4/28/10 Timmy the ump killer.
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Field club (that's the level you can see through the windows by the gate) is all different now. They have added titles to the walls and that took serious time, unless it was sheets. They're tiny title about the size of Chiclets. They also made everything against the wall. The cart for souveniors that was once by the door is no more.

They have a lot of flat screen TVs. They have these picnic type of tables, but they're high. They're made of wood and pipes. Well that's what it looks like to me. They're pretty high and they don't look really comfortable. They're probably made for those that are at least 6 feet tall.

Build-A-Bear is behind the bleachers. You could see it from all over the park. It's just in your face. The carts that sold stuff along the 3rd base line have mostly disappeared. The only things that remain are the "mini" shops that sell souviniors and the Negro league stuff.

The wall along Lefty O'Doul's is similar to the Brave's OF. They have put the titles that we have won in the past as New York and now as San Francisco.

There are probably more changes, but I just have found them yet. If you all haven't been to the park, I think this is the time to go and take a look.

Monkey OUT!

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Hamels started toward the dugout after what he thought was a strike. Lincecum didn't get the call & buzzed ump Dana DeMuth w. a fastball that slammed off the backstop & then froze Hamels w. another 3rd strike. 4/28/10 Timmy the ump killer.
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To enter the park they have hand held scanners now like at Spring Training and the "dump". The turnstile (sp) is a lot smaller. It's harder to get through. I'm tiny and I had problems. Maybe it was my bag, but still. It's not fun. Be PREPARED!

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Hamels started toward the dugout after what he thought was a strike. Lincecum didn't get the call & buzzed ump Dana DeMuth w. a fastball that slammed off the backstop & then froze Hamels w. another 3rd strike. 4/28/10 Timmy the ump killer.
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[sign in to see URL] want to go see the new things at the park. Its been a while since i went.

 emoticon, thanks for doing this. I think it really helps.

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[sign in to see URL] want to go see the new things at the park. Its been a while since i went.

 emoticon, thanks for doing this. I think it really helps.



no [sign in to see URL] than happy to share [sign in to see URL]'s also for han. poor guy i don't think he's been. i'll try to get more pictures when i go opening day. must break news to supervisor i'm going...

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Hamels started toward the dugout after what he thought was a strike. Lincecum didn't get the call & buzzed ump Dana DeMuth w. a fastball that slammed off the backstop & then froze Hamels w. another 3rd strike. 4/28/10 Timmy the ump killer.
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