Today the Giants  hosted a Media Open House (I didn’t get the invite, so now I know how the people at Deadspin feel with no access) to make some announcements about giveaways, park improvements and upcoming commercials.

Some of the biggest news, and the one that seemed to cause more than a few people to scratch their heads was the addition of a “beach” on the first base side called the Corona Beach Club. It is still under construction, but will reportedly come filled with sand and Adirondack chairs. The pictures aren’t great because it is still under construction but here they are:

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Now for some of the less controversial changes, the Club Level is now sponsored by Virgin America.

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A new party deck has been added to the club level too, that will include feature fire pits, a Widmer Brothers Fan Haus bar and some impressive views of the City.

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The escalators up to the club level got a refresh too.

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One more:

 

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More Virgin signage:

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Now for some news for people who can’t afford to sit in the club level — first, a new Anchor Brewing bar has been added to the concessions area behind the center field scoreboard.

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Another view:

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The concourses have been opened up by moving the concessions that were behind the back row of seats on the field level. If that didn’t make sense the picture should help you out.

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Also the bridge connecting the main bowl to the left field bleachers has been widened and has been renamed “Ghirardelli Square South”.

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Some pretty big changes at AT&T Park, but here’s the question I have: is the idea of a beach a good idea or a dumb idea?