Opened on April 11, 2000 and nestled at the edge of downtown San Francisco, Oracle Park is home to the San Francisco Giants and host to concerts and a multitude of special events, without a doubt Oracle Park is one of the most revered destinations in California.
With its breathtaking views and classic design, Oracle Park was chosen as the 2008 Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily as part of the inaugural Sports Business Awards program.
The first privately financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since 1962, the Giants' home has undergone many cosmetic improvements, one of them being the installation of a brand new video board in center field. This state-of-the-art video board is the first 4K display in MLB and it is more than three times as large with twice the resolution of the former display. There has been additional clubs and lounges throughout the ballpark, including The Cloud Club, a new all-inclusive lounge on the Suite Level; The Waterfront, a social gathering spot for fans under the scoreboard; and a revamped Blue Shield Field Club.
The latest change is the outfield shrinking as the Giants are moving their bullpens from foul territory to behind the stadium’s outfield wall. This is giving the Giants a chance to create terraces that will be built into the bleachers.
Besides baseball events, San Francisco's award-winning waterfront complex is used year round for races, concerts and performances. Private events, ranging from a dozen to several thousand people, can be accommodated in the Park’s many venues.
Oracle Park is an excellent place to watch a baseball game because of the of the beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay and the surrounding area. It also helps that the Giants have remained one of the most competitive teams in baseball winning three World Series championships: 2010, 2012, 2014.
Why We're Green
The San Francisco Giants are committed to making Oracle Park the "greenest" ballpark in the country by making environmental stewardship a top priority.
Oracle Park was awarded a LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance. This award officially made Oracle Park "the greenest ballpark in the United States."
The San Francisco Giants have shown throughout the years, an increasing effort to achieve sustainability and efficiencies in the areas of human and environmental health, including sustainable sites; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; and innovation in operations.
Since Oracle Park opened in 2000, improvements in energy efficiency and sustainability have been a priority. That’s why we as a company are committed and will continue to adapt and improve the following policies and practices:
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle:
- Reducing waste by printing double sided, buying in bulk, eliminating disposable products such as single serve water bottles and switching to compostable straws.
- Striving for 95% waste diversion by recycling all resources such as cans, bottles, plastic cups, cardboard, paper, wood pallets, electronic components, light bulbs, batteries, cooking grease, food waste and grass clippings.
- Having a team that hand sorts each bag of waste on site to help achieve our 95% waste diversion
Purchase environmentally preferable products
- Only purchase low toxic janitorial cleaning products certified Green Seal, UL/Ecologo, Safer Choice, and/or meet criteria on www.sfapproved.org.
- Avoid purchasing toxic substances and any aerosol cans. Minimize the use of disinfectants in routine cleaning.
- Implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for controlling pests.
- Dispose of hazardous materials safely.
- Paint used to repaint “green” stands is environmentally friendly.
- Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) are prohibited in Oracle Park.
Conserve energy, water and natural resources
- Investing in carbon offset projects yearly to offset the carbon emissions from Oracle Parks 2 trucks.
- Offering commuter benefits and employee commuting options.
- Using energy-conserving software programs and unplugging equipment.
- Reusing and refusing packaging materials.
- Emphasizing repurposing of items in lieu of purchasing new items.
- Using strip curtains in all walk-in refrigerators.
- Purchasing equipment to reduce our consumption of gas as well as reducing cooking oil consumption.
- Investing in Energy Management System Coolers to save 35 percent more energy than traditional models.
- Henny Penny Open Fryers for Gilroy Garlic Fries stands to reduce gas consumption.
- Replacing standard lights with High Lumen lights and ballast lamp starters to use 36.5 percent less electricity.
- By increasing clay in the infield mix, we are reducing the watering of the field by 33 percent.
- Actively maintaining The Garden which provides food supplies to some of our vendors such as fresh-picked greens, vegetables and fruit.
Practice green business policies
- Informing employees about environmental resources by distributing the Employee Green Resource Guide.
- Using clear signage for compost, recycling, landfill, water conservation, and energy conservation.
- Hosting only zero waste events (i.e. ensuring that no waste is generated during company picnics, meetings, etc.).
- Keeping employees informed of all green awards and recognition of efforts implemented by Ballpark Operations Crew.
Use solar system that generates green energy
- Installing an irrigation clock on the field, which receives weather conditions, including evaporation-transpiration information, from five different weather stations to establish zone watering times.
- Installing a solar panel system in partnership with PG&E that generates green energy for PG&E customers in the City and County of San Francisco. PG&E installed 590 Sharp solar panels in three areas of Oracle. Since its installation in 2007, the solar system has provided enough energy to power over 5,200 homes, and avoids the emission of over 360,000 pounds of greenhouse gases.