SFMTA Encourages Fans to Go Green to Giants Baseball Games
Release date: March 27, 2013
*** Press Release ***
With the 2013 Major League Baseball season almost underway, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) encourages baseball fans to take Muni, BART, Caltrain, ferry, taxis, walk or bike to this season’s San Francisco Giants home games. This week the Giants will host two pre-season games against the Oakland Athletics: Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29, at 7:15 p.m., each night. The Giants will play 81 regular season home games this year at AT&T Park, Friday, April 5 through Sunday, September 29. The regular season Opening Day is Friday, April 5.
The following Muni service is available to and from all home games:
Baseball fans transferring from BART may purchase pre-paid fare (one way or round trip) at the Embarcadero Station three hours prior to the start time of the game. One-way transfers can be purchased at the AT&T Park ticket windows two hours prior to the game start time and until 30 minutes after the game ends.
The SFMTA will schedule additional Metro “baseball shuttles” to supplement the existing N Judah and T Third service to the ballpark.
The additional service begins two hours prior to the game and continues until approximately 20 minutes after the start of the game.
The SFMTA will deploy Parking Control Officers (PCOs) to assist fans getting to and from the game. Prior to each game, these PCOs are deployed to key locations around the ballpark to facilitate pedestrians, transit vehicles and other traffic.
More details about Muni service to AT&T Park, including connections from other Bay Area transit systems, can be found at www.sfmta.com. Regional transit information for BART, Caltrain and the ferries as well as traffic is available at www.511.org.
Weekday games often end near the afternoon commute. Motorists should, therefore, expect heavy traffic on freeways and streets near AT&T Park and on all approaches to the Bay Bridge on those days.
The San Francisco Giants will play 12 weekday games at AT&T Park this season. The SFMTA advises motorists of the increased congestion in San Francisco and advises commuters to use transit and avoid using the Bay Bridge on these dates. To see a complete schedule of Giants games please refer to the Giants season schedule.
A map showing alternate post-game routes from AT&T parking lots is available on the Giants’ website at www.sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition operates a secure bike parking facility at AT&T Park. Bicycle parking is located on the south side of the ballpark, along the Port Walk, and opens two hours before every game and closes 30 minutes after each game.
SFMTA’s new policy to improve parking availability and reduce congestion by preventing circling for on-street parking during events began on Monday, March 4. Parking meters within walking distance from AT&T Park are in operation until 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m., Sundays. The special event rate of $5 or $7 per hour applies when events take place at AT&T Park. For more details, please visit www.sfpark.org.
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