Blue cookie dough, Russian River beer and a huge videoboard: Here's what's new at Giants' ballpark

Published 2:23 pm PDT, Friday, March 22, 2019

At the San Francisco Giants‘ opening day at Oracle Park on April 5, there will be one big update to the stadium staring fans right in the face: a massive new 4K video board.

It will be the first of its kind in all of baseball, as Mario Alioto, executive vice president of business operations, explained ahead of the season opener. When it’s completed — it will be at about two-thirds of its final size on Monday for pre-season games — it will measure 153 feet wide by nearly 71 feet tall. The final pixel tally of the main display will be a bit more than 10 million.

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And that’s just one of the changes ahead for the stadium’s 2019 season. There’s a diverse lineup of  dishes and beer vendors about to debut, as well as new lounges and bar areas. Plus, there will be a new exhibit in the Giants Vault focusing on the 30-year anniversary of the 1989 World Series team and the Loma Prieta earthquake.

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Additionally, in 2019, the Ballpark Pass will return via the Giants’ Ballpark App. The monthly subscription pass grants fans the option to pay a flat fee for a month of standing-room-only access to home games.

As Oracle Park’s stadium managers detail, its first iteration was wildly popular with fans, so the ballpark decided to create more social spaces inside Oracle. One of those, new for 2019, is a bar inside the park to be called the Waterfront.

The Giants’ season opener takes place at Oracle Park on April 5.

See more of what’s new for 2019 above.

Alyssa Pereira is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at apereira@sfchronicle.com or find her on Twitter at @alyspereira.

This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/Blue-cookie-dough-Russian-River-beer-and-a-huge-13709826.php.

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