true-sf-giants-new-era-cap.jpgOur Giants defied staggering odds and made it to the World Series after an exciting run of three straights win against the St. Louis Cardinals. They’re looking to keep that momentum going as they take on the Tigers tonight at 5 PM at AT&T Park.

You’ve got many options to make it to the many pre-game activities (starting at 1:30 PM. Time to play hooky again!) and the game itself.

If you’re going to be watching the game from the ballpark (lucky!) or from a bar/restaurant/home nearby, Muni urges you to take the 10 Townsend can get you there, with service running until 7:40 PM on weekdays. The 83X can do the same and runs until 8:00 PM on weekdays.

Muni is also offering service to and from each home game on the T Third, N Judah, 30 Stockton, 45 Union-Stockton, and 47 Van Ness.

A special Metro Baseball Shuttle service has also been set up to supplement the N Judah and T Third. It runs three hours before each game and continues until about 20 minutes after we win.

If you’re transferring from BART and short on time, don’t forget that you can purchase pre-paid/round trip tickets at the Embarcadero Station from 2 PM to 5 PM. One way transfers can be purchased is at the 2nd and King St. AT&T Park ticket windows from 3 PM until one hour after the game.

BART will be running longer trains to better accommodate the many baseball fans throughout the Bay Area. And boy do we have a lot of fans; BART’s biggest ridership day saw 522,198 people board their trains just two years ago to see the Giants Victory Parade. The world just couldn’t handle another Bay Bridge Series but you can still Bernie Lean (love you, A’s!) to good baseball.

Says BART Board President John McPartland, “It’s been a thrilling baseball season for our local teams and BART is prepared to carry devoted Giants fans to the World Series games as well as the hundreds of thousands of weekday riders who have made BART their number one transportation choice.”

If you’re planning on biking to the game, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition can help keep your bike safe and sound while you enjoy the action. They’ve got a free bike parking facility on the south side of AT&T Park along PortWalk. It opens two hours before each game and closes 30 minutes after we trounce the Tigers.

If you’re thinking of taking a taxi because partying very hard is on your agenda, there are three taxi stands right by the ballpark. The taxi stand at 2nd St. between Townsend and King St. will be running before the game and another stand at 2nd St. between Brannan and Townsend St. will be running after the game. The taxi stand on 3rd St. between King and Townsend will be available throughout the evening.

Over 25 SFMTA Parking Control Officers will be on hand to help you get to and from AT&T Park. No matter how you get there, enjoy the game and Go Giants! For more information on transit service options to AT&T Park, head to 511.org.

Last but not least, if you’re thinking of driving to AT&T Park be aware of these street closures, happening from the top of the seventh inning until post-game traffic clears out: 2nd St. between King & Townsend St, Eastbound King St. between 2nd and 3rd St, and Northbound 4th St. between Channel St. and the Peter Maloney 4th St. Bridge.

According to SFMTA, you can park at Pier 30 for just $40 and Lot A for just $45. As soon as those lots fill up, though, you’ll be paying a pretty penny to park your car. KRON4 reports that the closer you get to the ballpark, the more likely you’ll be paying in the triple digits.

Ace Parking is looking to charge from $100-$125 during the World Series though normal day prices are just $17. If you’re willing to walk, prices then drop to around $55-$78. If you magically find street parking, hope to hell you’ve got enough change because the meter maids are ready and waiting for violators.

The Giants will take on Detroit again tomorrow night at 5 in SF. Unless we sweep, we’ll be back in SF for games next Wednesday (yup, on Halloween) and Thursday, November 1 at 5 PM

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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