Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Bonner said the Candlestick site will eventually contain 6,000 new homes as part of a redevelopment project.
But I understand it. I saw my first pro baseball game there (my love SF Giants), my first pro football game there (my other love SF 49ers), and took my son to his first baseball game and football game there. Went to games there with my mom, dad, grandpa, and best friends growing up. For some its a team they love with no attachment to the city or stadium, for others like me, its a place we spent many days and hours of our child hood. My dad had season tickets to the Giants and Niners growing up. I will miss it.
I hear ya. Since becoming a 49ers fan, I've come to love The City and Candlestick.
I've had the fortunate opportunity to go to 5 games at The Stick (one of them being the playoff game vs. Saints!) and I just can't bear to think of them tearing that place down.
It may be a dump, it may be outdated, it may be in a poor location...
But it's our dump! And it's flair for nostalgia is immeasurable. You just get a special feeling going up those escalators, looking out over the water.