Excite Ballpark

Park Name: Excite Ballpark


San Jose Giants (California League)

San Jose State University Spartans (NCAA Division I- Mountain West Conference)

Opened: 1942

Address: 588 East Alma Avenue, San Jose, California 95112

Dimensions: 320' (L), 390' (C), 320' (R)

Former Names:

San Jose Municipal Stadium (1942-2018)

Former Tenants:

San Jose Owls (California League) 1942

Portland Beavers (Pacific Coast League Spring Training) 1942-1946

San Jose Red Sox (California League) 1947-1955

San Jose JoSox (California League) 1956-1957

San Jose Pirates (California League) 1958

San Jose Bees (California League) 1962-1976

San Jose Sunbirds (International Women's Professional Softball) 1976-1978

San Jose Missions (Pacific Coast League) 1977-1978

San Jose Rainbows (International Women's Professional Softball) 1979

San Jose Missions (California League) 1979-1981

San Jose Expos (California League) 1982

San Jose Bees (California League) 1983-1987

San Jose Giants (California League) 1988-2019

San Jose Spitfires (Ladies League Baseball) 1997

San Jose Spitfires (Ladies Professional Baseball League) 1998

San Jose Giants (Low-A West) 2021

The view from behind home plate at Excite Ballpark.

The view from down the first base line.

The view from down the third base line.

The grandstand at Excite Ballpark, as seen from the left field corner of the park.

The pressbox, with logos for all the California League teams on the front, sits on top of the seating bowl. A long outdoor media desk sits beside it.

Most of the seating bowl features fold down seating close to the field with wooden bleachers at the top of the grandstand.

The center section of the grandstand features all plastic seats, with several rows of cushioned seats in front and a dedicated padded bench for players who are charting during the game.

A sun shade sits on the top of the seating bowl on the first base side of the field.

A small metal bleacher section and table seating sit down the right field line.

A covered party deck sits in the left field corner at Excite Ballpark.

A bar with countertop seating runs along the third base line.

The outer concourse at Excite Ballpark has a carnival feel with varied themed concession stands forming a midway.

The inner concourse evokes a throwback atmosphere, but is kept meticulously clean for a park of its age.

A large banner on the outer concourse celebrates all the former San Jose Giants players who have gone on to play for the parent San Francisco Giants.

The outside of the team store is decorated with Giants retired numbers.

The lineup and stats board is surrounded by celebrations of San Jose's California League championships.

The scoreboard sits behind the right field wall.

The San Jose Giants on the field during a game at Excite Ballpark.