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SBC Park / SF Giants, San Francisco: 36 reviews and 59 photos
Since the SF Giants had never before won a World Series (they had been there three times and lost), fans really went crazy with this win. Attached are some images of the huge crowd that appeared for the World Championship celebration parade. During my own attendance, I had to endure about an hour and a half of parking and ticketing hassles at the BART Pittsburg-Bay Point Station--which was overwhelmed with Giant Fans heading for the city. BART added 13 trains to handle the some 200,000 plus attending the parade. The parade itself began with police motorcycles and fire trucks clearing the way along Market Street, from the corner at Montgomery Street in the Financial District all the way to the Civic Center where a stage was erected in front of city hall. Then, various fan floats sponsored by Levis, NBC, and various tech companies brought in music. Antique cars followed with retired greats--Willie Mays, Bobby and Barry Bonds, Willie McCovey, which were in turn followed by politicians--Mayor Gavin Newsome, Senator Diane Feinstein, and others. Numerous other floats with various corporate and civic dignitaries joined the parade, and so last were the cable car like rides of the individual players. The pressure of the crowd was so great that I could only spot a few of the players. I saw pitchers, Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, and Jonathan Sanchez waving from their cars, but missed Brian Wilson because he chose to walk the route. I also saw catcher Buster Posey, and the great outfield batter Cody Ross. After the parade passed, I had lunch with friends at a Japanese restaurant in the Financial District, before walking alone toward the Civic Center. San Francisco was filled with wild fans!
Address: 801 Third Street
Directions: Between Kind, 2nd, 3rd, and China Basin.
Phone: (415) 468-3700
Theme: Sports Watching
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