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Giants CEO Says ‘Trust’ Is Key To New Naming Deal With Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco Giants on Thursday morning offered more details about the change of the team’s home field name from AT&T Park to Oracle Park.

The new 20-year agreement between the Giants and Redwood Shores-based software company Oracle will provide the company with naming rights to the ballpark through 2038.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Oracle here,” Giants President and CEO Larry Baer said at the newly named stadium. “It’s all good news here, but the really compelling news for us is that we feel like Oracle is already part of the family.”

According to Baer, the partnership between the two companies made the most sense since the Giants and Oracle have been working together since 2003, collaborating on philanthropy efforts and for events related to Oracle’s large annual conference Oracle OpenWorld.

“We received word from AT&T, as their company is changing dramatically, that they were not going to continue come 2020 and (they) were provided an opt-out in 2019 … and we decided to only go to a few companies that were very big and vast partners,” he said.

“This is the kind of deal, from a business standpoint, that we don’t usually make in a couple of weeks. But if you trust one another and you’re truly coming from a basis of partnership and strength, you can make a deal that is a 20-year deal,” Baer said.

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said, “We would have never done this with any organization that we didn’t trust; any organization that we didn’t feel culturally aligned with.”

According to Hurd, the partnership with the Giants comes as Oracle’s partnership with the Golden State Warriors basketball team at Oakland’s Oracle Arena is set to end this year.

“Our deal actually is not with anyone other than the Warriors, so our deal expires at the end of this season when the Warriors move,” he said.

The Warriors are expected to move into the newly built Chase Center in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood later this year.

According to the partnership between the Giants and Oracle, aside from the name change, the ballpark will also be getting an updated scoreboard and signage. Other upgrades will be announced in the coming weeks, Giants officials said.

Baer said he hopes to have all the signs changed from AT&T Park to Oracle Park by the season’s opening on April 5.

Financial details about the partnership have not been revealed.

Oracle Park first opened in 2000 under the name Pacific Bell Park.

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‘Oracle Park’ Is The New Name Of The SF Giants’ Stadium

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco Giants have reached a 20-year deal with Oracle for the rights to rename AT&T Park to Oracle Park immediately, officials announced Wednesday.

The purchased rights are effective Thursday, and the Giants have sent out a photo of the impending sign changes, which park staff are already working on. Fans passing by the stadium can expect to see temporary “Oracle Park” signs put up as early as Thursday.

While the deal was stated to be for 20 years, it wasn’t disclosed how much the Redwood City-based tech giant paid for the contract, but SF Gate reported that Giants CEO Larry Baer said it was “very much in line” with deals for other top-tier facilities.

If that’s any indication, the deal for the incoming Chase Center, which will host the Golden State Warriors in 2020, was stated to have cost JP Morgan Chase upwards of $300 million.

The Giants’ waterfront arena on 3rd and King Streets is on its fourth name change in 19 years. It was first named Pac Bell Park when it opened in 2000. In 2002, it was renamed to SBC Park before changing again to AT&T Park in 2006.

Family Photos Stolen From Wildfire Victims During Benefit Concert

SANTA ROSA (KPIX 5) — A family that survived the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa went to San Francisco for a break, but instead they got their family photos stolen.

Jason Kracht and his wife went to a benefit concert on Thursday night looking for a little breather from life after the wildfires.

Kracht and his wife were among the 40,000 people who packed into AT&T Park for the fire relief concert.

The couple parked near AT&T Park for the concert and when they came out, they found that someone had broken into their car.

Coffey Park resident

Kracht said it was about enjoying some entertainment and “…an evening away from home, whatever home is right now.”

Kracht, his wife, 3-year-old daughter and their cat used to live in Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park neighborhood. They lost their home in the Tubbs Fire.

“The first thing I noticed was the seat had been folded down I was like, wait a second…that seat was up when I left. I hadn’t noticed the broken windows at the time. I was like ‘woah’ and I scanned and I saw a pile of glass on the ground,” Kracht said.

Gone were their computers, containing digital copies of all the photographs that were destroyed when the house burned down.

Not just wedding and vacation photos, pictures of their daughter.

“Pictures that my wife took when we were in the hospital with my daughter for a month and a half during her surgery,” Kracht said. That surgery saved his daughter’s life.

“My daughter had biliary atresia, which is a collapsing of the bile ducts in the liver. She was diagnosed at four-months-old. Normally that is diagnosed at four weeks,” he said.

Reflecting on what’s happened these past hours, days and years, Kracht has just one message for the thieves.

“What little we have was stolen and whatever you can do please, please give our memories back,” Kracht said.

He is asking that whoever took the laptops, please turn them in to a local police station or to AT&T Park.

He says there were some clothes, cash & checks stolen from the car as well, but all he really wants are the priceless photos.

Watch Band Together Bay Area Benefit Concert And Make A Donation

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Bay Area’s music community unites to help those affected by the destructive Wine Country wildfires on Thursday when Metallica tops a diverse bill including Dead & Company, Dave Matthews and more at AT&T Park for Band Together Bay Area.

Even if you can’t attend the concert, you can still watch all the action online with the above livestream being hosted by Metallica’s YouTube channel starting at 5:30 p.m.

band together schedule Watch Band Together Bay Area Benefit Concert And Make A Donation

Below is a list of ways that supporters of the cause can contribute to this fundraising effort:

  • Donate through YouTube – Viewers livestreaming through the Metallica YouTube channel can donate through YouTube on the night of the show. Google will match all donations made through the YouTube livestream and Text to Give up to $1 million until January 1, 2018.
  • Text to Give – Donate $25 by texting TOGETHER to 20222 until January 1, 2018 (standard messaging rates apply). Google will match all donations made through Text to Give and the YouTube livestream up to $1 million until January 1, 2018.
  • Double your donation with Oath – Oath, a global media and technology company with brands like HuffPost, AOL, and Yahoo, is matching up to $100,000 to Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund. Donate through their customized donation page
  • Donate through Outside Lands – Outside Lands Works will match donations from Outside Lands community to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund up to $25,000 through their customized donation page
  • Use Bitcoin to donate – Tipping Point is accepting donations through Bitcoin
  • Create a Crowdrise PageCreate a Crowdrise page and encourage your network to donate to Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund
  • Donate through BandTogetherBayArea.org – Visit the Band Together Bay Area website to make a donation

Ways To Donate To Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund For Wildfire Victims

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Bay Area’s music community unites to help those affected by the destructive Wine Country wildfires on Thursday when Metallica tops a diverse bill including Dead & Company, Dave Matthews and more at AT&T Park for Band Together Bay Area.

There are a number of ways that both concert attendees and supporters of the cause can contribute to this fundraising effort:

  • Buy tickets – Limited tickets are still available for the nearly sold out show. 100 percent of ticket sales will go the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund. Buy tickets by visiting BandTogetherBayArea.org.
  • Donate through YouTube – Viewers livestreaming through the Metallica YouTube channel can donate through YouTube on the night of the show. Google will match all donations made through the YouTube livestream and Text to Give up to $1 million until January 1, 2018.
  • Text to Give – Donate $25 by texting TOGETHER to 20222 until January 1, 2018 (standard messaging rates apply). Google will match all donations made through Text to Give and the YouTube livestream up to $1 million until January 1, 2018.
  • Buy a Concert T – Concert t-shirts created by Gap and sold exclusively at the Band Together Bay Area show will be sold with 100 percent of proceeds going to Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund.
  • Double your donation with Oath – Oath, a global media and technology company with brands like HuffPost, AOL, and Yahoo, is matching up to $100,000 to Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund. Donate through their customized donation page
  • Take an Uber – Matching trip fares to and from the concert up to $50,000, in addition to giving $50,000 to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund
  • Donate through Outside Lands – Outside Lands Works will match donations from Outside Lands community to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund up to $25,000 through their customized donation page
  • Use Bitcoin to donate – Tipping Point is accepting donations through Bitcoin
  • Create a Crowdrise PageCreate a Crowdrise page and encourage your network to donate to Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund
  • Donate through BandTogetherBayArea.org – Visit the Band Together Bay Area website to make a donation

AT&T Park Hosts Massive Wine Country Wildfire Benefit

By Dave Pehling

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Bay Area’s music community unites to help those affected by the destructive Wine Country wildfires on Thursday when Metallica tops a diverse bill including Dead & Company, Dave Matthews and more at AT&T Park for Band Together Bay Area.

Announced only two short weeks ago with a video message on Metallica’s social media accounts from drummer and founder Lars Ulrich, the concert also features performances by one of the founders of the hit-making Oakland R&B group Tony! Toni! Tone! and solo soul star Rafael Saadiq, East Bay punk veterans Rancid and popular home-grown hip-hop hero G-Eazy along with an acoustic duo set from Matthews and longtime collaborator Tim Reynolds and a set by Dead & Co. with original Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir.

Fresh from a string of fall European dates that were a part of the band’s WorldWired Tour, Metallica will be playing San Francisco for the second time in the space of a few months after headlining the second night of the 2017 edition of Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park early last August. Though slated for a relatively short 75-minute set (the legendary metal quartet has been playing two and a half hours and even longer on some recent stadium dates), Metallica’s rabid fans are sure to turn out in support of such a worthy cause.

band together schedule AT&T Park Hosts Massive Wine Country Wildfire Benefit

The program will begin at 5:45 p.m. with an interfaith blessing by the San Francisco Interfaith Council, followed by a video tribute to the resilience and strength of the North Bay communities impacted by the firestorm.

The fires in the North Bay have burned an estimated 200,000 acres and 6,000 homes in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties, displacing thousands of residents. Damage estimates are in the billions of dollars and rising, and the cleanup and recovery efforts will be the largest and costliest in California history.

All funds from ticket sales will benefit Tipping Point Community, who have set up an Emergency Relief Fund for low-income, vulnerable communities impacted by the crisis, including vineyard workers, immigrants, displaced young people, and students. 100 percent of the ticket price will be donated to this fund. More information can be found at TippingPoint.org. As of Wednesday, tickets for the benefit were still available on the Ticketmaster website.

There will also be a livestream of the concert available on the MetallicaTV YouTube channel and on Twitter starting at 5 p.m.

Organizers are encouraging guests to take the following ridesharing or public transit lines to the show:

  • Uber — Uber is matching trip fares to and from the concert up to $50,000, all of which will go to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund
  • Golden Gate Ferry — An additional ferry trip has been scheduled from Larkspur, departing Larkspur promptly at 4:20 p.m. and docking directly outside AT&T Park’s center field entrance. Visit www.goldengate.org for ticketing and more information
  • BART/Muni — Running regular schedules all evening
  • Caltrain — Two additional southbound trains will be added following the end of concert

Parking is located in Lot A, Lot C, Pier 48 and Pier 30/32. Parking lots open at 3 p.m. and cost is $38 per car. Secure bike parking is also available on the Portwalk between the viewing portals and the Dignity Health Center, and is operated by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

Band Together Bay Area with Metallica, Dead & Co. and more
Thursday, Nov. 9, doors 4:30 p.m., show 5:45 p.m. $49.50-$499.50
AT&T Park

Dead & Company, Raphael Saadiq Added To Wildfire Relief Concert

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The line-up for next month’s “Band Together Bay Area” benefit concert for North Bay wildfire relief featuring headliner Metallica got even bigger Thursday morning with the announcement that Dead & Company, Oakland soul singer Raphael Saadiq and East Bay punks Rancid will join the bill.

Band Together Bay Area is coalition of business and community leaders working to support North Bay fire storm recovery and rebuilding. Word of the benefit concert being held at AT&T Park on November 9 first surfaced when Metallica made an announcement Tuesday night via social media that the band would be headlining the fundraising event.

Featuring original Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, Dead & Company also features guitarist and popular solo artist John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band) and keyboard player Jeff Chimenti. The group first came together in 2015 after the surviving Dead members including bassist Phil Lesh and Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio played a series of 50th anniversary concerts.

Raphael Saadiq was one of the founding members of multi-platinum Oakland R&B group Tony! Toni! Tone! as well as the member of the soul supergroup Lucy Pearl before embarking on a successful solo tour. Rancid is the long-running Berkeley-based punk band founded in 1991 by principles Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman.

In addition to Bay Area based metal legends Metallica, songwriter Dave Matthews and Oakland rapper G-Eazy were announced Wednesday as acts scheduled to perform at the benefit to raise funds for victims of the Wine County wildfires, which have killed more than 40 people and caused at least $1 billion in damage.

Since the announcement of the concert, founding sponsors Kaiser Permanente, Marc and Lynne Benioff, Salesforce, Google, Jeff and Erica Lawson, Twilio, the San Francisco Giants, Levi Strauss Foundation, Benchmark, Ron Conway, Live Nation and Another Planet Entertainment have been joined by additional event sponsors including Facebook, Gap Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Intuit, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Qatalyst Partners, StubHub, TMG Partners and Twitter. The total money collected for the cause has already risen to nearly $9 million.

The coalition says all of the money raised by ticket sales will go to a fund for “low-income, vulnerable populations displaced by the destruction” from the fires.

Tickets for the “Band Together Bay Area” benefit concert will go on sale to the public this Friday, October 27 at 10am through BandTogetherBayArea.org and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets range from $49.50 to $199.50 plus applicable charges. Ticketmaster will donate all processing fees to the relief effort.

Premium seats for the concert will be donated to first responders, volunteers and families impacted by the firestorm.

100 percent of ticket sales going to an emergency relief fund established by Tipping Point Community and will be directed to the North Bay community foundations.

 

San Francisco Giants Support North Bay Firestorm Recovery

On Wednesday morning, the San Francisco Giants posted on Facebook about ‘Band Together Bay Area’ and shared their support for North Bay Fire relief.

The San Francisco Giants are founding supporters of Band Together Bay Area, along with Kaiser Permanente, Google, Live Nation, and others.

“During unprecedented times like these, it is imperative that all of us come together to honor those who lost their lives and to help the community heal from this horrific tragedy. The Giants are proud to be a part of this effort and we’ll continue to shine a light on the needs of the recovery effort in the weeks and months ahead and beyond.”– Laurence M. Baer, President & CEO of the San Francisco Giants

Artists participating in Band Together Bay Area include Metallica, Dave Matthews, G-Eazy and more.

The event is taking place on November 9th at AT&T Park and tickets will go public on Friday, October 27th, 10:00am on www.bandtogetherbayarea.org or Ticket Master.

Ticketmaster will donate all processing fees to the relief effort. 100% of ticket sales are going to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund. Ticket prices vary from $49.50 to $199.50.

The best seats will be donated to First Responders, volunteers, and families impacted by the fires.