Candlestick Park, San Francisco
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Candlestick Park was an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California, in the Bayview Heights area. The stadium was originally built as the home of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants, who played there from 1960 until moving into Pacific Bell Park (since renamed AT&T Park) in 2000. It was also the home field of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League from 1971 to 2013. The 49ers moved to Levi's Stadium (located in Santa Clara, California) before the beginning of the 2014 NFL season.The stadium was situated at Candlestick Point on the western shore of the San Francisco Bay. Due to its location next to the bay, strong winds often swirled down into the stadium, creating unusual playing conditions. At the time of its construction in the late 1950s, the stadium site was one of the few pieces of land available in the city that was suitable for a sports stadium and had space for the 10,000 parking spaces promised to the Giants.The surface of the field was natural bluegrass, but for nine seasons, from 1970 to 1978, the stadium had artificial turf. A "sliding pit" configuration, with dirt cut-outs only around the bases, was installed in 1971, primarily to keep the dust down in the breezy conditions. Following the 1978 football season, the artificial turf was replaced with natural grass.Candlestick Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, San Francisco Edition.
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As a San Francisco 49ers fan in Australia I always wanted to visit the concrete behemoth that was Candlestick Park... I visited a few years ago during the 49ers final season there during a Monday Nigh... read more »
Their is an RV park by the same name. We stopped in to ask about the park it's been demolished and they are putting in low rent housings.
Candle Stick park was home to the SF Giants until 2000 and home to the 49ers as well. Now you can drive by and see where it was.
Saw well over 100 Giants games there. My wife attended her first baseball game there. Dad and I were on hand for the final game. I miss it, yet I don't. I loved it, yet I hated it. No matter what, it'll always be "The Stick."
dont it is wrongley closed
Rice be nimble. Rice be quick. Rice jumped over The Candlestick!
Yes, indeed I was there. Great win over ATL. Just miss those "SEVEN " other Super Bowl with Steve Young..........
Enjoyed a 69ers' game here
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