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The San Francisco Giants will host the Los Angeles Dodgers for their home opener at AT&T Park at 1:35 this afternoon. (KGO-TV/ Wayne Freedman)

The San Francisco Giants will host the Dodgers for their home opener at AT&T Park at 1:35 this afternoon.

This season, the ballpark will feature better WiFi -- and a virtual reality demo behind the left field bleachers. And for fans of the food, Anchor Steam has a custom new beer called "Orange Splash Lager." There'll also be breakfast dishes, more of Tony's Pizza and Mission-style burritos.

PHOTOS: San Francisco Giants home opener at AT&T Park

The Giants just took two of three games in Milwaukee. The Dodgers are a game ahead, they have yet to lose this season.
Jake Peavy starts for the Giants and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.

And remember, 2016 an even-numbered year. The Giants have won the World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014.

Fans inside the Giants Dugout Store were gearing up for the big day and the season. The Giants are even selling official Opening Day hats and T-shirts.

At the Willie Mays gate in front of the stadium one fan stood alone. David Latham is a long-time season ticket holder and wanted to be first in line.

"I want to see the whole stadium, see what they've done in the offseason. Get my calendar and get my seats," Latham said. "Prepare for a great day winning against the Dodgers."

It's a good day for winning against the Dodgers and for winning against crime. In the fan lot by the giant coke bottle, San Francisco police returned Hunter Pence's stolen scooter to Make a Wish Greater Bay Area."

The autographed scooter was auctioned off for $50,000 last year and was being stored at the charity's offices. It was stolen over the weekend.

San Francisco police tracked it down, made three arrests and returned it to Make A Wish to give to the family of the winning bidder.

"You feel so violated because it's so wrong to steal anyway, let alone from a children's charity. So, we're so grateful to SFPD for solving this case," said Patricia Wilson of Make A Wish Greater Bay Area.

The national anthem will be sung by Matt Nathanson and the gates are already open.

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