AKA: Pac Bell Park, China Basin, San Francisco, CA; A,T and T Park, China Basin, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures - stadiums

Designers: HOK Sport, Incorporated (firm); Nichols, Debra, Design (firm); Thornton Tomasetti, Incorporated, Engineers (firm); George Francis Hellmuth (architect); George Edward Kassabaum (architect); Debra Nichols (graphic designer); Gyo Frederick Obata (architect); Thornton (engineer); Tomasetti (engineer)

Dates: constructed 1997-2000

24 Willie Mays Plaza
China Basin, San Francisco, CA 94107

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Groundbreaking for Pacific Bell Park, home of the Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants, occurred on 12/11/1997. The new facility replaced the wind-swept, multi-use Candlestick Park completed in 1960. Fans first saw the completed stadium on 03/31/2000, and the first series pitted the Giants versus their intrastate rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, on 04/11-13/2000. HOK Sport designed the stadium for a 12.5-acre site owned by the San Francisco Port Commission. The commission leased the land to the ball club on a 66-year contract, at a cost of $1.2 million per year. Although the public did not pay any of the $357 million construction cost, the City and County of San Francisco paid for $10 million in tax breaks and $80 million for stadium-related infrastructure alterations and improvements. Originally, Pac Bell Park held 40,800 seats, but this was enlarged to 41,915 by 2007. Working with HOK Sport were Huber, Hunt and Nichols, Incorporated, (Project Manager), Thornton Tomasetti (Structural Engineer) and Kajima Construction Services (General Contractor). KUD International was the Project Management/Development firm responsible for Pac Bell Park.

The Pacific Bell Telephone Company bought naming rights for the park when it opened in 2000; due to frequent name changes and mergers within the telecommunications industry, the stadium's naming right shifted three times between 2000-2006. SBC Communications, Incorporated, (the former Southwest Bell Company) purchased Pacific Bell in 2003. In 2006, SBC became A,T and T, and the park's name was altered to reflect this shift. A,T and T Park was voted "2008 Sports Facility of the Year" by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily. Tel: (415) 972-1800 (2011).

PCAD id: 2679