MLB Giants Set To Open Members-Only Club On AT&T Park's Suite Level
The MLB Giants this year are "putting finishing touches" on The Gotham Club at AT&T Park, which "will be open to members only and occupies different areas within the ball yard," according to Eric Young of the S.F. BUSINESS TIMES. The club’s name is "an homage to the New York Gothams Baseball Club, the first iteration of the team in 1883." Members for an annual fee starting at $1,250 get "access to three venues -- the Game Room, the Bullpen and The Clubhouse -- where they can entertain or be entertained watching ballgames or other events." The Game Room "features pool tables and bowling -- two loves of former Giants manager John McGraw -- and is located on the ballpark’s suite level." It also includes "a bar and vintage parlor games." The Clubhouse is "built into the out-of-town scoreboard along the right field wall," and "affords views to the ballfield and outside to McCovey Cove." It also "features several seating areas and a large bar." In the Bullpen, which "runs along the right field warning track," members can "watch, from field level, players warming up before games." Giants Senior VP/Administration Alfonso Felder said that team execs have "have been thinking about creating a private club in the ballpark for some time." The Gotham Club plans "came together in the last year or so as the club found ways to make the needed renovations in the ballpark" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 2/6).