San Jose, CA- The San Jose Giants unveiled today a number of improvements to Municipal Stadium designed to enhance the fan experience at the ballpark. Since 1942, Municipal Stadium has been a place for families to gather and watch professional baseball and it has served as the home for top San Francisco Giants prospects since 1988.
Prior to even entering the ballpark, fans will notice that the Municipal Stadium parking lot now includes new PayPal Preferred Parking spaces and that all spaces have been restriped. Fans will be able to reserve a PayPal Preferred Parking spot by purchasing a space, for an additional $10, prior to the game via their PayPal App. PayPal will also sponsor the PayPal time and temperature sign in right-center field will provide up-to-the-minute data to all fans in attendance. In left-center field, the Adobe Speedtracker sign has also been modernized and will include a pitch counter.
In addition, the San Jose Giants are excited to introduce PayPal Alley, with order ahead technology, for the 2014 season. On Opening Night, fans will be able to place their orders and pay for their food in advance straight from their PayPal App from Willow Glen Creamery Frozen Yogurt and the brand new Santa Clara Valley Brewing Philly Cheesesteaks. The technology will expand to other concessions later in the season.
"This is the largest number of projects we have completed in a single offseason since I joined the organization," said Daniel Orum, San Jose Giants President and CEO. "We are incredibly excited about the upgrades and new features of our ballpark. "Fans are used to coming to Municipal Stadium to see the future prospects of the San Francisco Giants, and with our technological advancements, like order ahead at PayPal Alley, they can experience the best of Silicon Valley innovation."
When walking through the concourse and taking their seats, fans will find a number of aesthetic improvements including new bleacher seating in Section A, a more brightly lit concourse as well as additional lighting along PayPal Alley and Turkey Mike's BBQ, energy efficient concessions stands, newly renovated men's and women's restrooms, air conditioning in the San Jose Giants Dugout Store as well as an expanded Dugout Express at the front gates. For groups, the Martinelli's VIP Deck has once again increased in size so that it can now accommodate six parties of up to 40 people each, or one party of up to 250.
During the offseason, the organization also reinvested in aspects of the field and clubhouses. San Jose Giants players will benefit from an updated clubhouse, while Giants pitchers will enjoy new lights in the home bullpen. Meanwhile, fans will have greater protection with a new backstop netting between the main seating bowl and the playing field.
First pitch for the San Jose Giants home opener will take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 10 against the Bakersfield Blaze. San Jose's 2014 season begins on Thursday, April 3. The Giants will host games at Municipal Stadium on Mother's Day (May 11), Memorial Day (May 26), and Independence Day (July 4).For information on the 2014 season and ticket packages please visit sjgiants.com, call (408) 297-1435 or visit the Municipal Stadium Box Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
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