How to Watch 3 Free Innings of a San Francisco Giants Game

In this post, we will provide all the details you need to enjoy 3 free innings of San Francisco Giants baseball. We will also explain how to save money on tickets if you want to see a full game.

 

 


WHAT IS THE DEAL?

Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, has special viewing areas designed to give passersby an opportunity to watch a few innings of every home game.

These viewing locations are maintained by park security, who ensure that visitors don’t stay for the entire game.

 

3 free innings San Francisco Giants

 

They also do their best to keep people moving along so that everyone who stops by gets a chance to see some of the game.

Visitors are typically allowed to stay for a maximum of 3 innings.

 


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WHERE IS THE VIEWING POINT?

Each of the free viewing areas at Oracle Park is located along McCovey Cove, right off of the Promenade which borders with the water.

 
 
3 Free Innings Viewing Spot at Oracle Park

 

If you’re at Willie Mays Plaza in front of the home plate entrance, walk toward the cove on 3rd street and turn left onto the Promenade.

The McCovey Cove Promenade is actually part of the San Francisco Bay Trail, so you can include this activity during a trip around the city.

The easiest way to reach Oracle Park is by taking the streetcar to King Street & 2nd Street. This stop is serviced by the E, N, and KT lines.

 

Giants Stadium to Fisherman's Wharf

 

This stadium is a streetcar ride away from neighborhoods such as Fisherman’s Wharf and Chinatown, which both have a lot of fun and interesting attractions to see.

If you’re looking for something to do either before or after the game, consider taking either our Fisherman’s Wharf walking tour or our Chinatown walking tour.

 


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TIPS FOR SECURING A SPOT

If you want to enjoy this opportunity, you’ll need to get in line on the day of the game and prepare to wait a bit.

 

Oracle Park's Free Viewing Area
This photo of Oracle Park’s Standing Room Viewing Area is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

Depending on how many people line up, it may be necessary to arrive early to avoid missing out.

This is standing room only, so you should be prepared to stand for at least 1-2 hours while you’re here.

 


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AFFORDABLE GAME TICKETS

Tickets for San Francisco Giants games at Oracle Park are pretty affordable to begin with.

Admission prices start at about $6 per person, and even some of the better seats can cost as little as $20.

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If you’re interested in seeing more of the park, you may want to take the Oracle Park Tour, which is included at no extra cost with more than one San Francisco tourist attraction pass.

 


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ORACLE PARK TOURS

In addition to seeing a game, you can also take a tour of Oracle Park no matter when you come to San Francisco.

These tours are offered daily, during both the regular season and the off-season months, with a few exceptions for special holidays and events.

 

Oracle Park Tours with Tour Guide
This photo of Oracle Park is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

The Oracle Park tour is included at no extra cost with several San Francisco tourist attraction passes.

If you’re trying to save money on fun activities in the Bay Area, these discount services could save you 50% or more off general admission prices.

For more details, make sure to check out our article about how to take a tour of Oracle Park.

 


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Manager | San Francisco

Britt is a San Francisco Bay Area native, and has spent 25 years in this magical city. He has traveled to over 30 countries, and has never found a place he loves as much as this one! If you come to San Francisco, you might join one of Britt's tours of the city.

A graduate of the University of Maryland and University of Southern California, he has been leading tours for Free Tours by Foot since 2015.