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Candlestick Park

490 Jamestown Avenue, Room 400, San Francisco, CA
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  • Candlestick ParkPro 2014
    Kevin Chen
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    4 Sep 13, 2013

    Highly recommend catching a 49er game before they move to their new stadium in Santa Clara next year! As with most major cities, it would probably be best to commute there by bus instead of driving.

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    Connie Pistilli
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    3 Aug 08, 2013

    Home of the awesome SF 49ers, until they move to their new stadium in 2014! Not the nicest stadium or best area, but that will all change soon. Parking is very expensive and traffic can be horrible too.

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    Dennis Janssen
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    5 Aug 05, 2013

    As a sportsfan, you just have to visit Candlestick Park. I would have liked to visit a Giant game here, but they had already moved :-(. And since the American Footbal season was already over (or not yet started, depending on how you look upon it :-)), I had to settle for a tour of the stadium, which was awesome too, because the site is filled with lots of memories and history concerning SF's sporting past.

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    Rhia R.
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    4 Apr 14, 2013

    Having a tour of this historic landmark was a great experience. Our guide Amanda took us around parts of the park not normally seen by the fans. Some highlights included sitting inside the press box, checking out the Giants/9ers locker rooms, and actually walking onto the field where both teams played. It was an experience that I won't soon forget. Tours are held on selected dates and will continue until the 9ers move to their new stadium in Santa Clara next year. Please take advantage while it lasts! Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/364249

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    2 Jan 18, 2013

    Love the 49ers, don't love the stadium location or the overpriced parking, but it is already a great time to come see the 49ers play here. It will soon be piece of history when the team moves into their new home in Santa Clara. Bittersweet coming here for games now.

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    Ian Wang
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    3 Jan 14, 2013

    Its an old stadium, but one with character though definitely not as fitting for football as it was intended originally for baseball. The seats are old, the bathrooms crowded and the surrounding areas offer very little for the sports enthusiast in comparison to other stadiums. That being said, not a bad place to watch a game even if your team loses. The stadium will soon be replaced by a new one for the SF 49ers in the next few years near Santa Clara

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    3 Jan 14, 2013

    Went to my NFL first game here recently. The Niners were playing the Seahawks. It was an awesome game and the Niners won - woohoo! The whole parking situation is a nightmare. It took us an hour to exit the parking lot. Can't wait for the new stadium to open in Santa Clara!

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    Albert Qian
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    3 Jan 14, 2013

    Here's what you need to know: Parking is $30 in the lots away from the stadium, and you need to have a prepaid pass if you want to park and tailgate inside the stadium parking lot. The stadium itself is old, built in 1971 so thankfully the Niners are getting a new one in 2014. Walking through the stadium is pretty cool, it's your typical mashup of concrete. You are there after all to see the team playing, not to admire 1970s architecture. Other than that, food is pretty expensive -- $5 gets you a bottle of water which is way, way, way above markup. Eat before you go, else you will pay through the nose. Go 49ers!

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    Fran V.
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    3 Jan 09, 2013

    This was my 2nd time ever attending a 49ers game at Candlestick. The stadium is a bit old but serves its purpose of outdoor sporting events. The area where the stadium was built catches a lot of wind, so make sure you bring a nice jacket to keep warm. It was pretty easy to enter the stadium and find our seats. The sections are split with the odd numbers on one side and evens on the other. If you get here early, you can try and find free street parking in the residential area or pay to park in the neighboring lots. But you can also take also take taxi or Muni to the stadium.

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    Huy
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    4 Jan 05, 2013

    Went here once to watch a football game. I don't really care for sports, but I still had fun - the football fields always look so much bigger on television than in person. You have your choice of several beers and typical game snacks like hotdogs and nachos.

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    Mike G
    5 Jan 04, 2013

    Ah, "The Stick"! Love coming here to watch 49ers games. I'll be a little sad when they move to Santa Clara. I'm not going to miss the nightmare of waiting an hour just to leave after the game.

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    Carly Paoli
    4 Nov 21, 2012

    I used to come here with my dad to baseball games as a kid. Now they only play football here. Take the T line to the 29 bus for public transit all the way to the stadium!

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    4 Sep 14, 2012

    The old Giants stadium and current 49ers stadium. This is where the World Series took place in 1989, when the earthquake hit. Take sunscreen and super warm clothes if you are going in the afternoon or later.

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    Joanna Sun
    2 Aug 31, 2012

    Candlestick park, the niners current home is pretty ghetto. We were lucky enough to have VIP parking and luxury suites, but otherwise the lines were unbareable and honestly, they advertise so much about being "ruly obedient calm fans" that you kind of have to be concerned about your safety going to games. Traffic is horrible as well, if you stay until the end of the game, ve prepared for at least an hour of bottleneck traffic. How do people go all season? This was only preseason and it was this bad!

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    Lois Muller
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Went to a night game, seats up high, was the hottest day of the summer in San Fran; wind off the bay, we nearly froze watching the game. Nice park, but wrongly placed for comfortable watching when the wind is coming in off the bay.

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    Lorrie M
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Although I don't disagree that this place is pretty old, ghetto and totally sucky. The entrance to the stadium is sucky, they have poor crowd control and everything takes FOREVER.... it's still the only place to go if you want to see the San Francisco 49ers or any other football games / activities that occur here.

    Supposedly this place is historic, like the last place the Beatles ever played? I'm not too sure though.

    Parking is a nightmare, it's $30 in a crappy lot or $50 for a yellow parking pass on the day of. You can find cheaper ($35?) parking passes prior to the event which may or may not be worth it. We went on a rainy day in the mud / dirt lot and it was ok, not too bad but in the end expect to pay $30 anywhere to park here.

    The food here is extraordinarily expensive. 3 burritos and a water = $35 (yes what?...) and everything else is pretty much around that price. I'm not surprised, at least they have better choices than some of the baseball parks I've been to. You can still get your $11 bud lights here!

    The seats were nice, the lower reserved sections are actually covered (under something else above) so the views aren't bad and you're out of the bad weather (as we were when it was raining...). The tickets can be very. very. very expensive.

    Generally speaking, for the best time here, muster up all your money for good seats, and eat and drink well in advance!

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    Eric Brink
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    4 May 27, 2014

    Candlestick Park (also commonly referred to as The Stick) was originally built as the home of the San Francisco Giants. They played there from 1960 until moving into Pacific Bell Park in 2000. Currently it is the home field of the 49ers who moved in for the 1971 season. It's all located in the Bayview/Hunter's Point area, and depending on how you drive (or park), getting here (or leaving) can be half the "fun".

    The Stadium is also situated at Candlestick Point (on the Bay). Due to its location, strong winds often swirl down into the stadium, creating unusual playing conditions. Some of the baseball games I attended were damn cold and with a wind that cut right through you. I've had better winter days in the Midwest! Football games were better. Maybe it was my friend's 40 yard-line season tickets or the fact that I was already dressed warmly.

    My fondest memory (besides owning a Croix de Candlestick button) was attending the Giants game on August 10, 1989. Dave Dravecky was on the mound as part of a bright (and sadly brief) comeback after battling cancer. He had not pitched a big-league game in fourteen months. More than two hours later he had made his mark with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Dravecky hurled five strikeouts, only one walk, with his throws reaching speeds of 88 miles per hour. When a relief pitcher was put in during the eighth inning, our crowd of 34,810 called Dravecky back for one of his many standing ovations. "I've been in five World Series," Giants manager Roger Craig told the Los Angeles Times, "and this is my biggest thrill. I've never been involved with something like this." Neither have I.

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    5 May 27, 2014

    Easy to find parking & get in/out of the stadium. Good fans, nice ushers! Go Niners!!

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    Nathan L
    5 Jan 16, 2014

    Great place to watch a baseball game.

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    5 Jan 05, 2014

    Go niners!!

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Commonly referred to as "The Stick" amongst locals, San Francisco's Candlestick Park was the original home of the San Francisco Giants up until their relocation to Pacific Bell Park. Still home to the San Francisco 49ers, Candlestick Park offers a wide variety of restaurants and activities. The park is also home to regular tailgate parties during game season, where fans settle in to the parking ... read more
lot with food and drinks. The Grand Plaza at Candlestick Park offers food trucks, a sports bar, the 49ers museum and a Kids Country Fun Zone.

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