When the Giants begin their 17th season at AT&T Park on Thursday, April 7, they will do so in front of the largest number of season ticket members ever in franchise history with 30,750. They will also enter the 2016 campaign with the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League (408 regular season games, plus 23 dates in the post-season, for a total of 431) and currently, the longest active one in Major League Baseball.
The Giants will mark the 2016 season with two special celebrations commemorating the team's rich history -the 1986 Team Reunion and the Gaylord Perry Statue Dedication. Members of the 1986 Team will gather at AT&T Park on Saturday, June 11, led by Will Clark. The '86 season was Clark's rookie year, and he is credited with leading the team from a franchise-worst 62-100 in 1985 to 83-79 in 1986. Invited members of the team include Robby Thompson, Mike Krukow, Candy Maldonado and manager Roger Craig.
On Saturday, August 13 there will be a special pre-game ceremony unveiling of a bronze statue of Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry. Located on the 2nd & King Street side of AT&T Park, this will be the fifth statue installation at AT&T Park to honor a Hall of Famer's career. Perry's 22-Major League career began with the Giants in 1962 and in his 10 years in San Francisco he posted a 134-109 record, ranking second on San Francisco's career lists for games started, innings pitched, ERA, complete games and shutouts.
Other special events, which require a Special Event ticket purchase to receive the giveaway, include Warriors Playoff Send-Off on Monday, April 18 with a co-branded Giants/Warriors hat; MARVEL Super Heroes Day on Saturday, May 7 with a Giants inspired Captain America Bobblehead; LEGO Day at the Park on Saturday, July 30 with a LEGO/Lou Seal Mini-Buildable Figure; Beatles Tribute Night on Thursday, August 19 with an Abbey Road inspired t-shirt depicting a Giants reenactment of the iconic image; and Margaritaville at the Park on Saturday, August 27 with a co-branded desktop item with Margaritaville sound chip. There will also be a series of College Nights featuring a co-branded hat with the school and the Giants including Cal Night (April 19); Stanford University Night (April 18); San Francisco State University Night (April 20); San Jose State University Night (April 22); St. Mary's University Night (April 25); University of San Francisco Night (May 9); and Santa Clara University Night (September 29).