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Monday, September 16, 2019

Take me out to the ballgame...Survival Guide to San Francisco’s Oracle Park with a Toddler!

Take me out to the ballgame...Survival Guide to San Francisco’s Oracle Park with a Toddler! 

As daunting as the idea of taking a toddler to Giants game may seem I will try to make it as SIMPLE and FUN as I can. No I won’t watch your kid while you go to the game...Let me just start by saying Giants games are family friendly! 

1. Avoid driving to the San Francisco Oracle Park if possible. Try public transportation!

2. There are SEVEN different entrances to the stadium. Enter through the Marina Gate, there is usually never a line. Secrets out...PS you can see a beautiful view of the Bay and boats!

3. Before finding your seat be sure to find the closest restroom. Let’s be serious toddlers will need to use the restroom the minute you sit down. They have family restrooms available if your toddler is still in diapers. They also have changing tables in ALL the restrooms at the park.
4. If you are nursing and would like to feed your child in private check out the Mother’s Lounge in the Alaska Airlines Club Level Guest Services Desk. There’s a flat screen so you can still enjoy the game!
5. Let’s be serious toddlers will not sit for the entire game! Let them go PLAY! Check out the FAN LOT! There are four slides for kids that are hidden inside an 80 foot Coca-Cola bottle. Inside they can get FREE Coca-Cola just kidding guys...I just want to make sure you actually read these posts. The Fan Lot also has a Fantasy Photo Booth and Little Giants Park, where toddlers can practice running the bases! They can also take home an autograph by doing a rubbing of a player’s signature on one do the many autographed plaques.
6. Sunday games are probably the best games to attend with toddlers. After every Sunday day game, weather permitting, kids ages 14 or under can run the bases. (Note: From time to time, the event is canceled due to extenuating circumstances.) If your toddler would like to get an authentic signature from a San Francisco Giant, Sunday is the Giants official autograph day, where players, coaches and alumni will sign autographs (from the Bullpen Boxes in Sections 104/105 and 126/127) after the end of batting practice.

7. Ballpark Food! Gilroy Garlic Fries, Crazy Crab Sandwich, Orlando’s Cha-Cha Bowl, Sheboygan Bratwurst, Strawberry Shortcake, New York Style Pizza, Pier 44 Chowder House, Mission Street Taqueria...okay you get’s all DELICIOUS!
8. Children under the age of two do NOT need a ticket. They are FREE!

9. Let’s talk strollers...If you have a small fold-up umbrella stroller, you can store that under your seat. Tip: if you have two seats together most umbrella strollers will fit right underneath. If you have a larger stroller, you must check it at the Guest Services Office on the Promenade Level at Section 119.

10 Oracle does have a bag policy. Grocery bags, handbags, fanny packs, backpacks, lunch bags, diaper bags, soft-sided containers are allowed, as long as they do not exceed 16" x 16" x 8". Sealed plastic bottles & soft-sided juice containers are allowed. Unsealed plastic bottles & soft-sided containers will be inspected. Glass bottles & aluminum cans (including stainless steel bottles) are not permitted in the ballpark. Alcoholic beverages (as well as non-alcoholic beer and wine) are not allowed in the park, regardless of container.

11. First Game Certificate: Document your child’s first game. Just head to Guest Services at Section 119 and they will print one up for you super fast. It’s FREE!

We really want to encourage other parents to take their toddlers out to the ball game!! Go Giants!!!

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