Organic Stadium Garden Supplies Baseball Fans With Fresh Produce

Organic Stadium Garden Supplies Baseball Fans With Fresh Produce

San Francisco Giants honored by Obama for being the first "green" Major League Baseball team

Ross Brooks
  • 7 august 2013

Fresh fruit and vegetables might not seem like the most traditional thing to munch on at a baseball game, but the San Francisco Giants plan to be the first team with an organic garden in right in the middle of their stadium.

Proving to be such an ambitious project, President Obama thought it worth mentioning while he praised the team at the White House on Monday for their 2012 World Series championship.

The “Giants Garden” will be a 3,000-square-foot organic garden planted behind the center-field wall, as well as the space between the left- and right-field bleachers. It would replace space that is mostly filled with concrete right now – as well as become the first such facility at any professional sports venue in the United States.


Even though it’s still early days, the plan is to turn the garden into a source of food for the park’s catering operations, a community classroom, and an open-air restaurant where patrons can come to relax. The space will also include hydroponic troughs, concrete planters and green trellises, or “living walls.”

The Giants are working alongside Bon Appetit Management Co., the company which has been responsible for the high-end concessions at the stadium since 2000. Hopes are that construction will be completed in the offseason so that the garden is ready for Opening Day in 2014.

One potential setback is that the wall dividing the garden from the field must be a solid dark color to meet Major League Baseball regulations – this is so it doesn’t interfere with the batter’s line of sight. Talks are currently underway with architects and landscapers about creating a wall that would be transparent from the back side.


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