Running an NLDS Giants Match Is Already a Blow to San Francisco Business – CBS San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – Giants fans came out to enjoy “Orange October” in and around Oracle Park during Game Three of the National League Series, Monday night. The team’s playoff round has already proven to be a huge success for the companies.
From bars in North Beach to Mission Bay, fans crowded around the screens and raised a trophy for the Giants, watching the team take the Dodgers 1 to 0.
“It’s great to be right next to Oracle Park. We can’t be there, they’re in LA now, but we’re doing our best,” said Laura Finlip of San Francisco. “I don’t usually come here, so it was really cool. “
New Belgium Brewing on Third Street opened on opening day, this year, and she said it was her busiest day ever during her last two matches on the field. The restaurant and bar said that during the regular season, a Giants-Dodgers game usually brings in three to four times more business than when they play any other team.
“Oh my gosh, it was so much fun,” said server Alex Galvan, “and I love working here, in this epicenter area with a baseball game down the street.”
Monday’s away game still drew a larger-than-usual crowd.
Inside Oracle Park, the members-only Gotham Club hosted a viewing party. We also found that fans are hoarding gear, betting long after the season.
“They have a great soul and they have fans locally, from coast to coast,” said Heidi Racherla of San Jose. “It’s really about taking the things they’ve done well all season and maximizing them tonight.”
And the team did just that. The Giants now take the lead in the NLDS.