Oracle Park new name San Francisco Giants stadium replacing AT&T

Ruben Hill
January 10, 2019

According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman, the Giants are set to announce a new naming rights deal with technology giant Oracle on Thursday.

While the deal is stated to be for 20 years, it wasn't disclosed how much the Redwood City-based tech giant paid for the contract, but SF Gate reported that Giants CEO Larry Baer said it was "very much in line" with deals for other top-tier facilities. We said early on we want this park to age gracefully to the point we can feel like what Fenway might feel like in Boston, and Wrigley might feel in Chicago.

The purchased rights are effective Thursday, and the Giants have sent out a photo of the impending sign changes, which park staff are already working on.

For the fourth time in its 19-year history, the San Francisco Giants stadium at China Basin has a new name. AT&T Park will henceforth be known as Oracle Park.

The Golden State Warriors are now playing their last season in Oracle Arena. The Warriors, who won three National Basketball Association championships in the Oakland arena, are moving across the bay to a new arena in San Francisco next season, and Oakland's arena will be renamed.

The ballpark was originally called Pacific Bell Park upon its opening in 2000, was renamed SBC Park in 2004, and AT&T Park starting in 2006.

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said that the software company can help enhance the fan experience and community. "We're not going anywhere". However, Giants president and CEO Larry Baer told Schulman that AT&T chose to go in a different strategic direction during the two sides' renegotiation period.

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