The San Francisco Giants, a Major League Baseball team, play their home games at ATT Park. Pacific Bell Park was renamed SBC Park in 2003 after SBC bought Pacific Bell. The Giants rebranded the facility to its present name in March 2006. They moved into their new stadium in April 2014.
The original name of the franchise was the Philadelphia Phillies. The Giants were founded as an expansion team in 1883, three years after the Phillies left Philadelphia for New York City. The two teams have never been affiliated with each other beyond that first season, and today they are separate organizations. However, both teams share many of their traditions, including the use of red, black, and silver as their primary colors.
The Giants played their first game on April 11, 1883, at Old Park in Philadelphia. They lost that game 1-4 to the Baltimore Orioles. William Hulen's base stealing goal set a new major league record that still stands today. In their first season, the Giants finished last in their division with only 36 wins. They have not finished last in their division since then but haven't won more than 70 games until this year when they had their best season yet.
Park Pacific Bell. The Giants played in Candlestick Park until 1999, when they moved to Pacific Bell Park (now known as Oracle Park) in 2000. They left Oakland for San Francisco because of lack of space in New York.
In 1957, the Giants played their home games at Columbia University's Ivy League school stadium, Ivy Stadium. The team moved into their new ballpark, Seals Stadium, in 1960. Seals Stadium was renamed Candlestick Park in 1973 when the naming rights were sold to a local real estate company.
Candlestick Park had several problems while the Giants were playing there. The most serious problem was the stadium's location next to Candlestick Creek. Because of this, parts of the stadium had to be closed down due to environmental hazards such as toxic mold and heavy metal contamination. In addition, the parking lot where fans could watch the game before it started has been found to contain hazardous substances from when it was used for storage by the United States military.
After spending only three years in San Francisco, the Giants returned to New York City in 1964. The move was made because New York City had more sports teams than San Francisco did at the time. However, the return of the Giants to New York has not been without controversy.
Oracle Park is the home stadium of the San Francisco Giants. It is a baseball park in San Francisco, California. The ballpark is owned by the Giants' major league club and is located along the shoreline of Jones Lake. Its address is 3700 Coyote Valley Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304-3704.
It opened on April 13, 2000 and has been called "a state-of-the-art facility" by some critics. However, others have said that it looks more like a college stadium than a Major League venue. The original cost was $125 million but after several years of financial problems it was revealed that the actual cost may be as high as $150 million.
The park is named after former Giants owner Bob Lurie's father-in-law, Oracle Corporation co-founder Larry Ellison. The main entrance is on Center Street with two additional entrances on Jackson Street and Santa Clara Street. A parking garage across from the main entrance has 535 spaces and costs $40 per game. There is also a $10 day parking fee after 2:30 pm.
Stadium in Scottsdale. Scottsdale Stadium, located in the midst of historic Old Town Scottsdale and surrounded by art galleries, restaurants, and boutique stores, has become the home of not just the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Fall League, but also a variety of special events, festivals, concerts, and parties.
The Giants relocated to Candlestick Park (formerly known as "The Stick") in 1960, a stadium built on Candlestick Point in San Francisco's southeast corner overlooking San Francisco Bay.
While the baseball team relocated to San Francisco following the 1957 season, the football team retains the formal corporate name "New York Football Giants, Inc." and is frequently referred to as the "New York Football Giants" by fans and sportscasters. The word "Inc." is used because the NFL requires that all professional sports teams be incorporated separately from other businesses.
The original New York Giants were one of the first American football teams to become popular outside of its home city. It began play in 1883 and lasted only one season before going bankrupt. The new franchise was founded in 1956 by John L. McEwen as an expansion team in the newly formed American Football League (AFL). The AFL became a league of its own after only one season, but the new team went on to have a successful career under the guidance of legendary coach Steve Owen. In 1962, after winning the AFL championship, the team decided to switch leagues and joined the NFL instead. They have remained there ever since.
In addition to its NFL affiliation, the New York Giants are also members of several other professional sports leagues including the National Hockey League (NHL), where they are rivals with the New Jersey Devils; the American Basketball Association (ABA); and the World Football League (WFL).
The New York Giants have won five NFL championships, most recently in 2014.