Coca-Cola Superslide is one of the main attractions at the Fan Lot. The bottle itself, located 465 feet from home plate, contains viewing platforms and four slides, two 56-foot-long curving slides (the "Guzzler") and two 20-foot-long twisting slides (the "Twist-Off"). Children ages 14 and younger, and taller than 36" inches tall, can enjoy a "slide into home plate" from one of the four slides.
Coca-Cola Superslide is made up of lengths of dark green laminated wood, each 80 feet long, formed to shape the famous Coca-Cola contour bottle. The wood is held together by steel bands embedded within circular wooden collars.
The bottle weighs 130,000 pounds, rests at an angle of 25 degrees and is 47 feet tall at its highest point. A home run by the Giants and other celebratory occasions will activate a sophisticated sequence of lights that will congratulate the home team and its fans.
Coca-Cola and the Giants worked with local suppliers to bring the bottle on an open barge to Oracle Park from its assembly site in Petaluma. The bottle was transported down the Petaluma River and through San Francisco Bay before being delivered and hoisted into the ballpark.
GIANT 1927 OLD-TIME FOUR-FINGERED BASEBALL GLOVE
The glove is a 26-foot-high, 32-foot-wide and 12-foot-deep replica of a vintage 1927 four-fingered baseball mitt. It is 36 times the size of the original model and weighs 20,000 pounds.
The glove, designed in Berkeley and built in Oakland, provides fans with a close-up view of a timeless baseball icon.
The glove, instantly recognizable as a part of the game, will be a fun target for big league hitters. Although, if hitters reach this glove, they will have hit a ball approximately 501 feet and it won't be an out.
The mitt was constructed by scanning the original model to create a 3-D file showing every stitch and wrinkle. A computer router, using the 3-D model as a guide, carved the outline of the glove from high-density foam. The foam was cut into blocks to make them easier to handle and covered with fiberglass before being assembled, attached to a steel infrastructure, and hand sculpted by artists.
The artists who crafted the glove took great measures to maintain the authentic look and feel of the original mitt. The surface is a flexible epoxy compound that was molded and treated to look like worn leather. The grommets are real brass and the stitching, done by hand, uses marine grade rope.
Local artisans put in hundreds of hours on this sculpture to make sure the right materials were selected for the glove's display.
Coca-Cola and the Giants agreed to model the glove after a four-fingered mitt owned by Giants senior vice president and general counsel Jack Bair's father.
LITTLE GIANTS PARK
Inside the Toyota Fan Zone is Little Giants Park - a 50-by-50-foot replica of Oracle Park designed for young children. It includes an infield, bases, outfield and ballpark iconography that gives tomorrow's Giants the feeling that they are big leaguers playing in a real Major League ballpark.
Kids 42" inches tall or less can hit softballs or whiffle balls and run the bases.
Parents are able to see their kids play on the mini-diamond by looking on over the park's walls.
The scenery depicted on the walls of Little Giants Park reflects the entertaining aspects of the baseball experience. Open arches have been carved into some of the walls so that kids can watch their friends playing in the park, just like the grownups in right field at Oracle Park.
Baseball clinics, pickup games, player appearances and other special events all take place at Little Giants Park.
Fans can take home a souvenir by having their photo taken at Fan Lot with beautiful Oracle Park as the backdrop, on the cover of G Magazine wearing a Giants jersey or on two personalized baseball cards (available only during Giants games).
There are also autographed plaques featuring etchings of the signatures of former Giants, allowing fans to get a player's autograph almost any time they want. Fans can take home their rubbings and have a collection of autographs as a keepsake of their visit to Oracle Park.