Monday, April 28, 2008

Getting Home from the A's

Getting back to the University of San Francisco from an Oakland A's game is easy. Straight from the A's Stadium corridor, take Blue or Green BART (Daly City/Millbrae/San Francisco) to the City and catch MUNI once in SF. From BART to USF is easy. Just Get off at the Civic Center stop and walk to Mcallister to jump on the 5. The 5 will take you up to Fulton and Clayton...USF!
Get the full view.

Basically you go from McAfee Stadium...

Home of the Oakland Athletics, McAfee Coliseum has been a member of the Bay Area sports arena since 1966. When built, is was a $25.5 million dollar hole in the wall. Now, after 1996, $200 million dollars in renovations make the Coliseum a comfortable piece of Oakland's culture, quite literally. The 50,000 capacity space holds audiences for the Athletics as well as the NFL's Oakland Raiders.

To the McAfee BART corridor...

Walking down this corridor, after a big A's win, was a riot of excitement. Athletic fans roared and victory chants rattled the chain-link overhang. Athlough crowded, the corrider funnels people into BART cars suprisingly fast; we were out of the stands and in SF in 30 mins.

...and to the trains.

So clean you can eat off the seat-back in front of you. No, its actually dirty--but its a train, not a plate. People on the trains after the A's games always mingle. I've never seen so much interaction among the mass of strangers that ride public transportation daily.

Get off at the Civic Center and Head up to the UN Plaza...

Part of the Market Street Reconstruction Project, the UN Plaza was built in 1975; an underground BART intallation lent room above for the pedestrian mall. The UN Plaza is one of many land marks of San Francisco's Civic Center, an epicenter of cultural and governmental institutions. The Civic center also includes City Hall.

Go to the north side of City Hall to catch the MUNI 5 on Mcallister and Polk...

City Hall has been around since 1915. MUNI was started after the 1906 Earth Quake. The 5 runs from City Hall, all the way to Ocean Beach along Golden Gate Park.

Take the 5 all the way to Fulton and Clayton, to USF.

The University of San Francisco began educating hearts and minds to change the world in 1855.

A map of the way.
CommunityWalk Map - Getting Home from the A's

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

hmm I believe I was present for your first time...
bow chicka bow wow.

at an A's game i mean...