Special Events

SITE LINES: STADIUMS ARE GAME AS EVENT VENUES

SITE: SBC Park

ADDRESS: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

PHONE: 415/972-1800

WEB SITE: www.sbcpark.com

VISUALS & VIBE: The home of the San Francisco Giants, this four-year-old baseball stadium is located just a short walk from downtown on the edge of San Francisco Bay and boasts sweeping views of the Bay Bridge.

EVENT AREAS: The Field Club Lounge features cherry wood paneling and has a reception capacity of 800; for smaller gatherings, the Executive Dining Room — with floor-to-ceiling windows and walls decorated with watercolor paintings of all-time Giants greats — can seat 60 guests.

SPECIAL SPACE: The 135,000-square-foot field is available for a variety of events, from employee baseball games or batting practice to large-scale concerts and festivals.

GAME-DAY APPEAL: The Fantasy Batting Packages are a popular option for groups, allowing guests onto the field to experience firsthand the excitement of a baseball game.

VISITORS: Bank of America, Macy's, Charles Schwab, MPI World Education Congress.

SITE: Lambeau Field

ADDRESS: 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay, WI 54304

PHONE: 920/490-5962

WEB SITE: www.packers.com

VISUALS & VIBE: The new Lambeau Field Atrium, which opened in September, is a 366,000-square-foot, five-story venue adjoining Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers football team. The venue has hosted rehearsal dinners, weddings, corporate meetings and fund-raisers.

EVENT AREAS: The 30,000-square-foot Atrium Main Floor can accommodate 1,200 guests; the 7,500-square-foot North Balcony can host 500 guests.

SPECIAL SPACE: The 7,300-square-foot Lambeau Legends Club Room, which serves as the stadium club on game days, can accommodate 1,000 guests for receptions and 25 to 450 for seated dinners.

GAME-DAY APPEAL: While visiting the home of such football legends as Vince Lombardi, Reggie White and Brett Favre, guests can also experience the Packers Hall of Fame, Pro Shop, interactive attractions and a themed meal.

VISITORS: Acuity Insurance; Friends of St. Mary's and Journey to the Stars fund-raisers.

SITE: FedExField

ADDRESS: 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, MD 20785

PHONE: 301/276-6738

WEB SITE: www.redskins.com/events

VISUALS & VIBE: Located eight miles from downtown Washington, FedExField features upscale design elements such as oak paneling, marble floors and granite tabletops. The home of the Washington Redskins football team is available for events 354 days a year.

EVENT AREAS: The 1,500-guest-capacity Brew Pub features four-story floor-to-ceiling windows, decorative brewing equipment, and an adjacent 5,600-square-foot covered patio; the Humidor, a cigar/martini lounge that offers more than 70 leather chairs and two large-screen projection TVs, has a guest capacity of 350.

SPECIAL SPACE: A popular site for meetings and receptions, the 2,600-square-foot, 150-guest-capacity Owner's Club West Lounge overlooks the playing field and features a fireplace, centerpiece bar and more than 30 flat-screen television monitors.

GAME-DAY APPEAL: Tours of the Redskins locker rooms and player and cheerleader appearances give guests a taste of behind-the-scenes activities.

VISITORS: Northrop Grumann, Nextel, Verizon.

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