SAN JOSE, CA-
The San Jose Giants unveiled today a number of improvements to Municipal Stadium designed to enhance player development and the fan experience at the ballpark. Built in 1942, Municipal Stadium has been a place for families to gather and watch professional baseball for seventy years, while it has served as the home for top San Francisco Giants prospects since 1988.
On the field, players will benefit from a redesigned visitors bullpen, new pitching mound, upgraded warning track, an outfield that was reseeded and the installation of new infield playing surface. Each of these enhancements will make Municipal Stadium one of the best fields to play on in all of Minor League Baseball.
"These are extremely exciting and incredibly important upgrades that benefit our players" said Lance Motch, San Jose Giants Vice President of Baseball Operations. "Day or night, they will play on an up to date field that shines like a crowned jewel in the California League."
Fans visiting Municipal Stadium will find significant improvements to amenities all around the ballpark. When entering for the first time, they will immediately notice new Flat Screen HD TV upgrades along the concourse. Then, as they take in the ballgame, additional food choices such as Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt and the Fish & Chips stand along Taste of Muni will give them more options to satisfy their hunger.
At the enhanced Family Fun Zone, kids of all ages will have fun with the new t-ball inflatable and slide while parents check out the San Jose Giants Dugout Store Express. For groups, the expanded Martinelli's VIP Deck now includes an additional bar and added space so that it can accommodate four parties of up to 40 people each, or one party of up to 160. Additionally, at the fully remodeled BBQ Bullpen, a trellis now provides an open eating area that protects fans from foul balls and is perfect for a sunny day at the ballpark.
"As an organization we always strive to provide the best in all of Minor League Baseball", said Daniel Orum, San Jose Giants President and CEO. "With the improvements all around Municipal Stadium there are now more ways for our fans to enjoy the game and ballpark than ever before."
The San Jose Giants begin their 2012 season on Thursday, April 5th in Modesto. The home opener at Municipal Stadium is scheduled for Thursday, April 12th against the Bakersfield Blaze. For more information on tickets, please call (408) 297-1435 or visit sjgiants.com.