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Originally posted by dj43:
NEW RULES FOR MAIN LOT!!

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.

This is ridiculous. A lot of people who purchased main lot parking passes will not always be able to get there 3 hours before the game with the result being they may be forced to park a long way from friends.

If you think this is wrong, call the 49er office.

Thanks dj43... added!

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The 49ers, along with 3 other NFL teams, will be selling a "fast pass" to enter the stadium faster via a special line. Cost is between $100 and $128 per season. Just one more way to make some money for the NFL owners. Wonder what happens if everyone buys one of these? How much faster would that be for getting into the stadium?

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2008-08-19-fanlines_N.htm?POE=click-refer

NFL teams offer fans fast pass into stadiums
By Thomas Frank, USA TODAY
First it was airports. Now football arenas are offering speedier security lines.

Fans who attend NFL games at four stadiums this season will be able to go through a separate, faster security checkpoint reserved for those who pay a fee of $100 to $128 a year.

The security pat downs required by the NFL at all stadium entrances will not change, but the lines that can take up to an hour to get through will be substantially shorter for those using the new security option, team officials say.

The Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons all plan to offer special entrance gates for fans who buy an access card. The cards also let people into reserved security lanes at some airport checkpoints. The Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders will offer the program in the 2009 season.

"The lines will be much quicker," Ravens vice president Kevin Rochlitz said. Fans with the special card will wait only about 10 minutes to get into 71,000-seat M&T Bank Stadium, compared with an hour-long wait for other fans entering just before kickoff, Rochlitz said.

Fee-based reserved security lanes could expand to more football teams and to other entertainment venues, office buildings, and bus or train stations. "This has applicability in many, many settings," said Luke Thomas, executive vice president of Virginia-based FLO Corp., which is selling the $100 Redskins, Ravens and Raiders access cards.

The program began three years ago in U.S. airports to get passengers through security checkpoints quickly. Nineteen airports including three in the San Francisco area and two near Washington, D.C., offer the exclusive lanes through the Registered Traveler program. The football cards can be used at any of the 19 airports.

"What you do at an airport is not drastically different from what you do at a stadium," Thomas said, referring to searches. "Instead of flying somewhere, you're watching a game."

Redskins spokesman Karl Swanson said if a lot of fans sign up for the cards, the team will add more special lanes at 92,000-seat FedEx Field.

Steven Brill, CEO of Verified Identity Pass of Manhattan, said it made sense to start special security lanes at football games, which attract about 80,000 people and have the longest entrance lines. Verified is selling its $128 cards for 49ers, Broncos and Falcons games.
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Im coming from NY to see the Lions game.. Any ideas on were to tailgate if i do not have a car... ?
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I have a question, do you have to have a prepaid parking ticket to get into the gated parking? I'm getting there early for tailgating but don't have a parking pass. Or do I have to park in the other dirt lots?
Originally posted by TRU49erFan:
I have a question, do you have to have a prepaid parking ticket to get into the gated parking? I'm getting there early for tailgating but don't have a parking pass. Or do I have to park in the other dirt lots?

If you don't have a parking pass and would like to tailgate in the paved lot, get there super early and pay $25.... (around 8:30 am)

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"we the first to get 5 but we ready for 6 / and I don't care what you call it, man I call it...The Stick"
Originally posted by kidash98:
Originally posted by TRU49erFan:
I have a question, do you have to have a prepaid parking ticket to get into the gated parking? I'm getting there early for tailgating but don't have a parking pass. Or do I have to park in the other dirt lots?

If you don't have a parking pass and would like to tailgate in the paved lot, get there super early and pay $25.... (around 8:30 am)

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Tell me about it... we got there at 9:05 for the Pats game and they were like "f**k no we're not taking cash anymore. Get the f**k outta here"

Do you know how bad it sucks carrying an icechest stock full of beers from the dirt parking lot near the RVs all the way over to the WZ tailgate spot?
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by kidash98:
Originally posted by TRU49erFan:
I have a question, do you have to have a prepaid parking ticket to get into the gated parking? I'm getting there early for tailgating but don't have a parking pass. Or do I have to park in the other dirt lots?

If you don't have a parking pass and would like to tailgate in the paved lot, get there super early and pay $25.... (around 8:30 am)

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Tell me about it... we got there at 9:05 for the Pats game and they were like "f**k no we're not taking cash anymore. Get the f**k outta here"

Do you know how bad it sucks carrying an icechest stock full of beers from the dirt parking lot near the RVs all the way over to the WZ tailgate spot?


YES!!!
Anyone with experience on getting from SFO to the Stick? I'm flying up for the Jets game and get to SFO around 10:30 a.m. Physically, it is very close, but transportation looks difficult. Taxis into the Stick?
Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
Anyone with experience on getting from SFO to the Stick? I'm flying up for the Jets game and get to SFO around 10:30 a.m. Physically, it is very close, but transportation looks difficult. Taxis into the Stick?

I believe that you can take BART from SFO to the Balboa Park stop, then take the Muni Express bus right to the 'Stick. That is the cheapest way I believe. A taxi will cost you a small fortune. Any locals confirm this?
Originally posted by kidash98:
Parking Candlestick Park

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
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
Pre-Game 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.

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Hotel Information around Candlestick Park (press "HOTELS NEAR CANDLESTICK PARK" link on top)

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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
Coolers
Backpacks
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.
TRAVINFO 817-1717.
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)

49ers-TicketOffice@niners.nfl.com

http://www.monsterpark.com/

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NEW RULES FOR MAIN LOT!!

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.


updated 08/19/08

Are the prices still the same?
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Is there anywhere I can park where I would be able to hop right back on the 101 after the game? I'm willing to walk pretty far if need-be. I can't stand sitting in the car in a jammed lot, waiting to get back to the 101 after a game. I'd rather walk my ass a distance, hop in the car and get right on the highway.
I'm riding to the stick in style this year boys:

http://www.californiawinetours.com/49ers_fan_express.html

California Wine Tours plans on expanding the service with additional pick up locations and offering a wide range of amenities including:

* Complimentary bottled waters
* Restrooms on board the buses
* Audio / Video on board the buses
* Free High Speed Internet
* Raffle Prizes

* Easy to use online reservation system
* 24/7 Customer Service
Hey guys....I'm going to my first 49er game this Friday..... need some help on how to get there.... I don't want to drive there with my family, so we've decided to go in some form of public transportation. I live in SSF.....is there any way to get there with Samtrans bus, or bart?