By Renée Santos

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13) – The home opener for the San Francisco Giants on Friday had fans back in the stands at Oracle Park for the first time in over a year.

It was a big deal for Jen Smith, a Giants fan who traveled all the way from Turlock to see the team take on the Colorado Rockies. San Francisco won the game 3-1.

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“August 2019 was my last game, so really, really excited to be back,” she said.

Jen not only reunited with baseball on Friday but also her best friend from college.

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“The last time we went to a game was the last time we got to see each other before COVID,” said Gina Marie Jones.

It wouldn’t be a true Giants welcome home without a flyover, a little bit of sparkle and fans like Monique Guerrero.

“Oh my God, this is like such a relief, I feel so free, I’m so happy,” Guerrero said.

She was ready to show off her game-day swag.

“I actually got new shorts this year and I thought I got to get something really outrageous and wear something outrageous because that’s how I feel,” she said.

Fans are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours.

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The park is only allowed to operate at 22% capacity. Fans were split up into zones inside the ballpark. Food is ordered from your seats through your cellphone.