FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET AND THE WORLD SERIES CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS PRESENT “AUTHENTIC OPENING DAY,” FREE SEASON OPENER VIEWING PARTY MONDAY, APRIL 1 AT AT&T PARK
Gates at Willie Mays Plaza Open at Noon, Giants/Dodgers Telecast at 1 P.M.
Game Presented Live on AT&T Park’s HD Diamond Vision Scoreboard
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 12, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” and the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants invite all Bay Area sports fans to “Authentic Opening Day,” a free viewing party at AT&T Park on Monday, April 1. The Giants open the 2013 season on the road against N.L. West rival Los Angeles Dodgers with three-time N.L. All-Star and staff ace Matt Cain on the mound.
The party begins at noon with Giants Pregame Live shown on the AT&T Park HD Diamond Vision scoreboard, featuring live coverage between the festivities at AT&TPark and Dodger Stadium. The pregame show will be followed by the live telecast of the Giants’ 2013 season opener from Los Angeles at 1 p.m.
The event is free to the public and fans can enter at the WillieMaysPlaza gates beginning at noon.
The first 5,000 fans will receive a coupon for a free hot dog and “Authentic Giants Fan” cheer cards, and the first 3,000 fans will receive a free Comcast SportsNet “Authentic Giants Fan” 2010 and 2012 World Series rings foam fist.
The 2010 and 2012 World Series trophies will be on display at “Authentic Opening Day” and fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with the trophies.
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Details regarding “Authentic Opening Day” Viewing Party at AT&T Park:
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013
AT&T Park Gates Open: 12 p.m. Enter at WillieMaysPlaza only.
Promotional Items: First 5,000 fans will receive a coupon for a free hot dog and “Authentic Giants Fan” cheer cards. The first 3,000 fans will receive a free Comcast SportsNet “Authentic Giants Fan” foam fist. The 2010 and 2012 World Series trophies will also be on display for fan photos.
Giants Pregame Live: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Comcast SportsNet’s Giants Pregame Live will be shown live on the AT&TPark scoreboard.
Giants/Dodgers Game Telecast: 1 p.m. The Giants season opener will be shown live on the AT&TPark scoreboard.
For more event details, visit CSNBayArea.com and SFGiants.com; Facebook.com/CSNBayArea and Facebook.com/Giants; and follow @CSNAuthentic and @SFGiants on Twitter.
About Comcast SportsNet Bay Area:
NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.
About the San Francisco Giants:
The San Francisco Giants are dedicated to enriching the community through innovation and excellence on and off the field. One of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball, the 131-year old franchise moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958. After playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and CandlestickPark, the team moved to the privately constructed AT&TPark in 2000. The organization is widely recognized for its innovative business practices and baseball excellence. In 2010, the franchise was named the Sports Organization of the Year by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and in 2012 was named Organization of the Year by Baseball America.
Since opening its gates, AT&TPark has become internationally-renowned as a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment. On the diamond, more than 40 million spectators have witnessed a number of magical moments and five playoff appearances, including the franchise’s second World Series Championship in the past three years. The first World Series title earned by the Giants since moving west came in 2010 with the second championship in 2012. On June 13, 2012, the franchise’s first-ever perfect game was thrown by Giants ace Matt Cain. AT&TPark has also played host to some of music’s biggest acts, including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and Green Day.