AUTOMOBILE PARKING - $25
Automobile parking is $25. Please take the Third Street exit and follow the Bayshore Blvd. detour to Salinas Avenue and turn right. Follow Salinas to Third Street and turn left. Turn right on Gilman or Carroll Streets to enter the perimeter parking lots.
BUS PARKING - $30 ($40 for articulated)
Bus parking is $30 per bus, ($40 articulated). From 101, please take the Third Street exit and follow the Bayshore Blvd. detour to Salinas Avenue and turn right. Follow Salinas to Third Street and turn left. Continue to Ingerson and turn right. Entrance to Bus Lot is on the left.
LIMOUSINE PARKING - $40
Limousine parking is $40 per vehicle. From 101, please take the Third Street exit and follow the Bayshore Blvd. detour to Salinas and turn right. Follow Salinas to Third Street and turn left. Continue to Gilman Avenue, turn right and enter via the gate indicated by Limo signs.
MOTORCYCLE PARKING - $25
Motorcycles park along the olive trees in the main paved lot at a cost of $25. To access please enter the paved parking lot through any parking entrance.
RV PARKING - $40
RV Parking is $40 per vehicle. RV's or any other vehicles measuring 17 feet or more (this includes self-contained campers) must park in the RV Lot. The RV Lot entrance is located on the corner of Gilman Avenue and Bill Walsh Way (Giants Drive). To access the RV Parking Lot from 101, please take the Third Street exit and follow the Bayshore Blvd. detour to Salinas and turn right. Follow Salinas to Third Street and turn left. Continue to Gilman Avenue, turn right and enter via the gate indicated by RV signs.
PERIMETER PARKING LOTS - $25
Parking is available in perimeter dirt lots surrounding the stadium. 49ers Parking passes are honored in these lots and the cost to park is $25 per vehicle. These lots are privately owned and operated, and may not be under the control of the San Francisco 49ers.
Directions to Candlestick Park From: San Francisco International Airport
Exit terminal, keep right and follow signs to 101-North toward San Francisco. Continue North on 101 for 6.5 miles to first Candlestick Park exit. Continue on into parking area.
Miles: 6.5, Time: 10 minutes.
Directions to Candlestick Park From: San Jose Airport
Exit terminal left on Airport Blvd. To Airport Parkway (first light). Turn right on Airport Parkway to Guadalupe Parkway (first light). Turn left on Guadalupe Parkway to 101-North toward San Francisco. Continue North on 101 for 45 miles to first Candlestick Park exit. Continue on into parking area.
Miles: 45, Time: 60 minutes.
Directions to Candlestick Park From: Oakland International Airport
Exit terminal onto Airport Dr. heading NE, to 880-North toward Downtown Oakland. Merge onto I-80 W toward San Francisco / Bay Bridge. I-80 W becomes US-101 S. Take the first Candlestick Park exit. Continue on into parking area.
Miles: 36, Time: 43 minutes.
Candlestick Park Traffic Tips
To gain access to Lots A, B, C, Overflow C or the TV Lot you MUST enter through Auto Gate A USING JAMESTOWN AVE.
Traveling from the North Bay Area / San Francisco, take 101 south to the Cow Palace / Third Street exit. Go left and over the freeway onto Third Street. Continue on Third Street and turn right onto Gilman or Carroll. Proceed to the parking lots.
Traveling from the South Bay Area / Peninsula, take 101 north to the main Candlestick Park exit. Follow the signage to the parking lots.
Traveling from the Southern East Bay Area / Hayward, take 92 west over the San Mateo Bridge and then 101 north to the main Candlestick Park exit. Follow the signage to the parking lots.
Traveling from the Northern East Bay Area / Oakland, take 80 west over the Bay Bridge and then 101 south to the Cow Palace / Third Street exit. Go left and over the freeway onto Third Street. Continue on Third Street and turn right onto Gilman or Carroll. Proceed to the parking lots.
Hotel Information around Candlestick Park (press "HOTELS NEAR CANDLESTICK PARK" link on top)
WHAT ITEMS ARE PERMITTED & PROHIBITED INSIDE CANDLESTICK PARK?
The following items ARE permitted in Candlestick Park during 49ers games:
Small purses or fanny packs measuring less than 14”x14”x4”
Plastic grocery type bags and/or clear plastic zip-lock bags
Clear bags or clear backpacks measuring less than 14” x 14” x 4”
Seat cushions approximately 14” x 14” x 4”
Plastic bottles (sealed) and thermoses (no alcohol)
Cameras and video equipment (no lights, tripods or monopods)
Food and fruit (must be cut into pieces)
Flags (No Poles)
The following items ARE NOT permitted in Candlestick Park:
Bags including but not limited to opaque, duffel and sports bags
Large purses & fanny packs larger than 14”x14”x4”
Weapons of any kind (including silverware)
Cans, glass bottles or alcoholic beverages
Klaxons, bullhorns, whistles or any other noisemakers
Laser pointers of any type
Signs, banners or poles
Projectiles (i.e. - footballs, beach balls, Frisbees, etc.)
ALL INDIVIDUALS ENTERING CANDLESTICK PARK ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH
DO YOU HAVE ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES?
Guests with accessibility needs are permitted to enter Candlestick Park via the elevator located near the Players’ Parking Lot between admission Gates A and F.
On gameday accessible parking is offered to people with disabilities on a first come, first serve basis. Prepaid parking passes are NOT required for accessible parking. Parking is $25; drivers must present a valid DMV issuance card along with their current placard. Designated accessible parking spaces are located along the front edge of the main parking lot. People with disabilities are allowed to park in the main lot with the proper credentials at any time. In addition, there is a wheelchair drop-off area at the bus loop at Gate B. For further accessible parking information, please contact the 49ers Stadium Operations Office at (415) 656-4949.
The San Francisco 49ers shuttle will pick up any guests needing special assistance outside the perimeter of Candlestick Park from Gate A to the bus lot. Shuttle passengers are transported to their designated gate or to the accessible locations outside the Players’ Parking Lot. Shuttle service begins 2 ½ hours prior to game time and continues until 30 minutes after kick-off. Shuttle service will resume at the beginning of the fourth quarter until one (1) hour after the game.
IS THERE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO 49ERS GAMES?
Direct bus service to Candlestick Park is available for all games on the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Connections from BART, CalTrain, Golden Gate Transit and AC Transit can be made to the MUNI and Sam Trans ballpark routes. For more information about public transportation service to the stadium, please contact TRAVINFO at 817-1717.
MUNI: (415) 673-MUNI.
Golden Gate Transit: (415) 923-2000.
AC Transit: (510) 839-2882, Hearing Impaired “TDD” (800) 448-9790.
BART: (510) 465-BART, Hearing Impaired “TDD” (510) 839-2220.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (408) 321-2300.
Tri Delta Transit (925) 754-4040.
For additional information regarding public transportation to 49ers games please visit http://www.transitinfo.org/Other/events.html.
WHAT TIME DO CANDLESTICK PARK AND PARKING GATES OPEN?
Candlestick Park admission gates open 2 hours prior to kickoff. Parking gates are scheduled to open 4 hours prior to kickoff. Special circumstances may necessitate an earlier opening. In addition, the 49ers Budweiser Goldmine also opens 4 hours prior to kickoff. The Budweiser Goldmine is located in F Plaza and features NFL football on large screen TV’s, interactive games, live KGO pre-game broadcast, face painting and Candlestick Park concessions. Photo opportunities with 49ers alumni and Goldrush cheerleaders are also available.
602 Jamestown Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 656-4900 (Ticket Office)
(415) 656-4949 (Stadium Operations)
Fan Behavior / Code of Conduct
The San Francisco 49ers expect all fans visiting Candlestick Park to behave appropriately and to respect all rules and regulations of the stadium. This includes all local, state and federal laws and any verbal or posted directives from the San Francisco 49ers or their representatives. The 49ers may refuse admission to or eject any ticket holder (without refund) who is deemed to be disorderly, displaying or verbalizing obscenity in any way or who fails to comply with these terms or any and all security measures. Please remember that season ticket holders are and will be held accountable for the behavior of fans that use their tickets.
All members of our game day staff are committed to proactively support an environment where patrons and their families, friends and/or clients can enjoy their experience free from any of the following:
•Obscene or abusive language and / or behavior
•Fighting, taunting, or threatening remarks and / or gestures
•Intoxication or signs of impairment related to alcohol or drugs
•Smoking (except in designated areas)
•Irresponsible drinking or behavior
•Inappropriate displays of affection
•Any distraction to the progress of the game
•Excessive standing that obstructs the view of other patrons
•Throwing objects of any kind
•Occupying any seat without the appropriate ticket
•Other actions that cause a disruption and / or hinder the enjoyment of the game for other fans
We have increased the presence of our alcohol and disruptive fan response teams to maintain a positive environment in your section and throughout the stadium. Fans that behave or drink irresponsibly will be escorted from the stadium and subject to permanent loss of season ticket privileges. Fans are expected to sit in their ticketed seat location. When necessary, Ushers will request to see ticket stubs prior to a fan entering a seating section as we believe that it is a reasonable expectation to arrive at your seats without having them occupied.
We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests visiting Candlestick Park. Thus, we ask for your assistance as we continue to address the behavior of those who might negatively affect your game day experience. TO IMMEDIATELY REPORT UNRULY FAN BEHAVIOR please do one of the following:
1.Contact your nearest Usher or Security Guard for assistance
2.Text to "41513"
3.TYPE keyword “BADFAN” and a
4.Describe the issue and location (i.e., man using obscenities in Upper Box 61, Row 1, Seat 1)
5.Dial (415) 656-4949 and hit “0” to speak with a 49ers representative
All reports or tips regarding unruly fan behavior will be kept confidential.
SITTING - NOT - STANDING
For the safety and consideration of all our guests, please keep all aisles and vomitories clear and limit all movement within the seating area to breaks in the game action only. We firmly believe in the “12th Man / Woman” concept and spontaneous reactions to plays are expected and encouraged. However, continued standing during game action when other fans are sitting is not permitted. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Pat Down Policy
You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into the Stadium. By tendering the ticket and entering the Stadium, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you might have against the NFL, its member clubs, their affiliates and stadium landlord, or their agents. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the Stadium.
To avoid last minute gate pressure, we encourage fans to arrive at the stadium entry gates much earlier than normal. We have posted signage around the stadium and parking lots encouraging fans to arrive at the entry gates no later than 75 MINUTES PRIOR TO KICK OFF.
An express gate has been added at Gates A, B, E and F for people who are not carrying permitted items in need of inspection (i.e. small purses or fanny packs measuring less than 14”x14”x10”). Please see the “PERMITTED & PROHIBITED ITEMS” below for a list of our permitted and prohibited items. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, however we feel the safety of our fans warrants this potential inconvenience.
Permitted & Prohibited Items
ALL INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR BELONGINGS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Fans with medical bags or items they must carry with them must be inspected and either have a wristband or sticker placed on it to show that it has been inspected. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLIER TO AVOID LAST MINUTE GATE PRESSURE
The following ARE PERMITTED in the stadium during 49ers games:
•Small purses or fanny packs measuring less than 14"x14"x4"
•Plastic grocery-type bags and/or clear plastic zip-lock bags
•Seat cushions approximately 14"x14"x10"
•Plastic bottles (sealed) and thermoses (no alcohol)
•Cameras and video equipment (no lights, tripods or monopods)
•Food and fruit (must be cut into pieces)
•Flags (No Poles)
The following ARE NOT PERMITTED in the stadium:
•Bags (including, but not limited to, opaque, duffel and sports bags) measuring more than 14” x 14” x 10”
•Coolers (including soft-sided coolers) and backpacks
•Large purses & fanny packs larger than 14"x14"x10"
•Weapons of any kind (including silverware)
•Cans, glass bottles or alcoholic beverages
•Klaxons, bullhorns, whistles or any other noisemakers
•Laser pointers of any type
•Signs, banners or poles
•Any fan perceived to be intoxicated
•Smoking (except in designated areas)
•Projectiles (footballs, Frisbees, etc.)
•Disorderly conduct or obscenity (see “FAN BEHAVIOR / CODE OF CONDUCT” within this A-Z Guide).
•Language, gestures or clothing deemed foul, obscene or abusive
•Fighting, taunting, or threatening remarks or gestures
•Intoxication or other signs or impairment related to alcohol or drug consumption
•Displays of affection or other behavior not appropriate in a public setting
•Any distraction to the progress of the game by guests’ actions
•Excessive standing in seating areas which obstructs the view of other fans
•Throwing objects of any kind
•Other actions that cause a disruption and / or hinder the enjoyment of the game for other fans
Anyone possessing these items will be asked to return them to their cars or dispose of them in the garbage cans provided at the gates.
* Umbrellas are allowed in the stadium provided they do not obstruct another fan’s view or pose any safety hazard.
** Please contact your nearest Usher if you are in need of storing a baby stroller or wheelchair.
ATTENTION SEASON TICKET HOLDERS:
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of items that include new and / or noteworthy policies, changes, additions and fan services for the 2010 season. Be advised that there may be additional new and / or noteworthy information in 2010 not listed, and that all information within this handbook is subject to change without notice. Please familiarize yourself with the various policies and services, as this handbook is intended to help make your game day experience as positive and as enjoyable as possible.
We have increased the size of open bags that are permitted into the stadium to 14”x14”x10”. All items are still subject to search. Sealable (e.g. – zip-up, Velcro, button-up, etc) backpacks, duffel bags or other opaque bags are still prohibited.
BUS TRANSPORTATION (49ERS EXPERIENCE)
We are pleased to announce the launch of 49ers Experience shuttle service for the 2010 season. 49ers Experience offers fan transportation aboard luxurious motor coaches from many locations all across Northern California. Packages are designed to expand and extend your 49ers game day experience from the time we pick you up, until the time we drop you off. 49ers Experience packages may include one or more of the following options:
• Round-trip transportation to the home games aboard the “49ers Game Day Express” and “49ers Tailgate Express” shuttle service with no more than one stop to Candlestick Park – guaranteed!!
• Game Day tickets • 49ers Tailgate Party tickets
• Game day magazine • Raffle Prizes (including signed 49ers Memorabilia)
• Promotional items offered by the 49ers sponsors.
For information, call (877) 49 49ERS or visit 49ersExperience.com. Come join us and create your own 49ers Experience!!
EARLY FAN OF THE GAME
We could really use more red inside Candlestick Park from the opening kickoff until that last tick on the clock. Coach Singletary asks the players for a full 60 minutes, so we are asking the 49ers Faithful for a full 60 minutes of support for them...we need everyone. So, please make an extra effort to get into the stadium earlier. Fans who enter the stadium early can win awesome prizes such as pregame field passes, autographed items, seat upgrades, food and beverage discounts and much, much more! Prizes are awarded randomly to fans inside the stadium up to 60 minutes prior to kickoff.
FAN BEHAVIOR / CODE OF CONDUCT
We are looking for your help in reducing, if not eliminating, unruly fan behavior. To IMMEDIATELY REPORT UNRULY FAN BEHAVIOR please participate by doing one of the following:
1. Contact your nearest usher or security guard when witnessing unacceptable behavior.
2. Utilize our TEXT MESSAGING system
a. Text to "41513"
b. TYPE keyword “BADFAN” and a
c. Describe the issue and location (i.e., man using obscenities in Upper Box 61, Row 1, Seat 1)
3. Dial (415) 656-4949 and hit “0” to speak with a 49ers representative.
FIELD BOX SEATING AT CANDLESTICK PARK
Introducing the 49ers “Dream Seat” experience! Season package includes all inclusive food & beverage, VIP parking, pre-game field passes, and leather-cushioned theaterstyle seats. Less than 200 seats are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss out! FOR SEAT SELECTION PRIORITY call 415-GO-49ERS (464-9377).
GO NORTH TO GET SOUTH
Traffic engineers have suggested the use of Highway 280 south to reduce the traffic congestion on 101 southbound. Go north (toward downtown San Francisco) on 101 for about one mile, and then take the 280 south exit toward Daly City. In other words, "Go North to Get South”.
HAND IT OFF
The 49ers have been focusing efforts on trying to make everyone’s game day experience much more special. We’ve instituted the Fan Code of Conduct to help ensure that your time here is safe and enjoyable. Remember, what we do and how we do it may negatively affect other fans. So let’s treat people with respect and kindness and stay on the right side of the ball. Winning is important; winning with class is paramount. 49ers fans behave with class, treat people with class & cheer with class. Thanks for being be a part of this movement.
1. Vehicles measuring more than 17’ in length and/or 8’ in width are not permitted in the interior parking lot and must park in the RV or exterior lots. Reserving spaces is not permitted.
2. Amplified music or sound is not permitted in the 49ers Parking Lots. Non-compliance may result in citation, immediate ejection and / or forfeiture of season tickets.
3. BUS PARKING – All bus parking is now $40 (both standard and articulated).
4. LIMO PARKING – Limousine parking is $40 per vehicle and is located in the RV Lot. The RV Lot entrance is located on the corner of Gilman Ave. and Bill Walsh Way. To enter the RV Parking Lot, take 3rd St. to Gilman Ave. and turn right on Bill Walsh Way.
In order to provide a safe and secure environment for all fans attending our games and to stay consistent with current stadium security standards, re-entry is not permitted at 49ers games. In the event of an emergency or for special assistance, contact the ticket taker supervisor or security supervisor at the gate.
SEAT ASSIGNMENTS - BY POPULAR REQUEST
We believe that it is a reasonable expectation to arrive at your seats without having them occupied. Therefore, ushers will continue to check tickets more stringently this season as compared to years past. Please be prepared to present your ticket upon entering the seating area. In that regard, this season we will be providing specialized lanyards and pouches to our season ticket holders to use on game day. Simply display your game day ticket in the pouch and wear it around your neck. Be sure to allow the barcode on the ticket to be visible for scanning. The pouch corresponds with your ticket and is color-coded which will assist our staff in quickly identifying you as being in your correct seating section, as well as those that may not. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance in helping to make your game day experience more enjoyable.
SMOKING POLICY REVISIONS
Smoking at Candlestick Park is restricted to designated locations. Per the March 2010 amendment of the San Francisco Health Code (Article 19F, Section 1009.22), smoking is only permitted on ramps, in parking lots and in Luxury Suites. Smoking in any other location at Candlestick Park is prohibited.
STADIUM CLUB (EXCLUSIVE TO SUITE HOLDERS AND MEMBERS)
The NEWLY EXPANDED Stadium Club is located on the Mezzanine Level, Section 8 and is operated by Union Street Catering. In 2010, Stadium Club access will be exclusive to Luxury Suite holders and returning Stadium Club members only. Walk-up admission will no longer be offered on game day.
SUITE HOLDER ENTRY GATES
We have private entry gates for our suite holders at Gates A, B, E, & F. Remember, all individuals and their belongings are still subject to search
Just received a letter announcing that if you want to choose the spot to park, you must get into the main lot 3 HOURS BEFORE KICKOFF. If you arrive later than that you will be directed by parking lot personnel to a specific spot and will be required to park in that spot.