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Best seats at Candlestick?

buddy and I will be coming from austin, tx for the texans 9ers game and no we are not texans fans. Both die hard 9er fans and this will be our first trip to the bay. Looking to book a hotel/flight package then worry about the game ticket after. From what i have gathered looks like airport is way away from anything. I would like a little guidance on the best/cheapest hotels in the area and best location as well. Keep in mind for anyone that knows about Austin we have 6th street and we would like to be near or atleast close to a strip of bars to hop in and around on fri/sat night. Longtime lurker on here but never posted. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
I got tickets for the 49ers/Cardinal game in Lower Box 1 Row A! I'm excited and can't wait!
Originally posted by NinerPrideinNJ:
Been to the 'Stick about 7 times or so and your best bet is to sit on the home side, Upper Box, any Section within the range of 18-28 (that's the midfield section).

You can see everything from there perfectly (better than TV or close-up) and you won't have the sun in your face if it's a game during the day.

Mostly every time I go, I get Upper Box or Upper Reserve seats homeside somewhere between the 30 yard lines. They're far and away the best.

This. Family's had seats in section 26 since Day 1 at the 'Stick. It's basically where the Emperor would have sat, if this were Ancient Rome.
Originally posted by IWASATTHECATCH:
Originally posted by NinerPrideinNJ:
Been to the 'Stick about 7 times or so and your best bet is to sit on the home side, Upper Box, any Section within the range of 18-28 (that's the midfield section).

You can see everything from there perfectly (better than TV or close-up) and you won't have the sun in your face if it's a game during the day.

Mostly every time I go, I get Upper Box or Upper Reserve seats homeside somewhere between the 30 yard lines. They're far and away the best.

This. Family's had seats in section 26 since Day 1 at the 'Stick. It's basically where the Emperor would have sat, if this were Ancient Rome.

only thing about upper level on home side is you are in the sun pretty much the entire time. those october games are brutal
are you allowed to walk into main parking lot to tailgate with people if you dont have a parking pass. Wanted to take public transportation to stadium to tailgate with you guys because we are coming in from texas. Is this allowed?
[ Edited by wesg63 on Jul 28, 2013 at 1:34 PM ]
Originally posted by wesg63:
are you allowed to walk into main parking lot to tailgate with people if you dont have a parking pass. Wanted to take public transportation to stadium to tailgate with you guys because we are coming in from texas. Is this allowed?

yea you can walk in. You also used to be able to get in without a pass if you were there before 10 (or some early time). Dunno if that changed last year or not tho
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Originally posted by wesg63:
are you allowed to walk into main parking lot to tailgate with people if you dont have a parking pass. Wanted to take public transportation to stadium to tailgate with you guys because we are coming in from texas. Is this allowed?

yes... you cant bring in alcohol though... idk why
Originally posted by mod:
yes... you cant bring in alcohol though... idk why

dang thats what we were worried about. Could we count on buying some beer off some webzoners that are there? We are coming in from Texas to see the 9ers beat schaub and company up and want our 1st time to be memorable.
[ Edited by wesg63 on Jul 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM ]
Originally posted by mod:
Originally posted by wesg63:
are you allowed to walk into main parking lot to tailgate with people if you dont have a parking pass. Wanted to take public transportation to stadium to tailgate with you guys because we are coming in from texas. Is this allowed?

yes... you cant bring in alcohol though... idk why

You can bring alcohol into the parking lot but not into the stadium. Not sure what this guy is talking about.
Originally posted by dwy621:
Originally posted by mod:
Originally posted by wesg63:
are you allowed to walk into main parking lot to tailgate with people if you dont have a parking pass. Wanted to take public transportation to stadium to tailgate with you guys because we are coming in from texas. Is this allowed?

yes... you cant bring in alcohol though... idk why

You can bring alcohol into the parking lot but not into the stadium. Not sure what this guy is talking about.

No mod is correct. Technically you can't walk alcohol into the parking lots, you can only drive it in. There are some ways of sneaking it in but if security sees you they might make you either drink it or dump it.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by dwy621:
Originally posted by mod:
Originally posted by wesg63:
are you allowed to walk into main parking lot to tailgate with people if you dont have a parking pass. Wanted to take public transportation to stadium to tailgate with you guys because we are coming in from texas. Is this allowed?

yes... you cant bring in alcohol though... idk why

You can bring alcohol into the parking lot but not into the stadium. Not sure what this guy is talking about.

No mod is correct. Technically you can't walk alcohol into the parking lots, you can only drive it in. There are some ways of sneaking it in but if security sees you they might make you either drink it or dump it.

one time we took the train and brought some rolling ice chest to meet up with some friends and we were able to roll those babies in...it was a preseason game though...never tried again since then.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
one time we took the train and brought some rolling ice chest to meet up with some friends and we were able to roll those babies in...it was a preseason game though...never tried again since then.

It started last year and at first they were very strict about it. Especially at the gate where you walk in from the dirt parking lots, they were stopping everyone. I was sipping a beer and they made me chug it. One guy said they had a huge cooler full of champagne, beer, hard alcohol and they wouldn't let them bring it in. They were just handing bottles to random people and telling them to drink lol. I never understood the rule since there is enough booze inside those gates to cause trouble.

Then as the year went on they seemed to lax up a little bit. Occasionally I got stopped walking into other gates, so I just started putting a few in my gf's purse until we got inside (they don't check you, they just will stop you if they see it). I also tailgate directly outside of Gate 2 so I watch limos and taxis pull up all day long, drop off dudes with coolers and get denied. For the Packers playoff game I told the guys who parked next to me to just walk in the car entrance with their 30 pack and they got in no problem. It seems if you come from the dirt lots you have a better chance of not getting it in. Come in the gates that cars drive through or from the front of the stadium and I think it is easier.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by dwy621:
Originally posted by mod:
Originally posted by wesg63:
are you allowed to walk into main parking lot to tailgate with people if you dont have a parking pass. Wanted to take public transportation to stadium to tailgate with you guys because we are coming in from texas. Is this allowed?

yes... you cant bring in alcohol though... idk why

You can bring alcohol into the parking lot but not into the stadium. Not sure what this guy is talking about.

No mod is correct. Technically you can't walk alcohol into the parking lots, you can only drive it in. There are some ways of sneaking it in but if security sees you they might make you either drink it or dump it.

oh i had no clue. i've walked in 12 packs a bunch of times and never once stopped.
FINALLY getting to see Candlestick before it's gone! I could use some expertise with possible seats for Sunday evening game October 6 with Houston Texans. I'm most excited about Lower Reserved Section 24 Row 6. It's the 2nd row from field and Row 5 only has 3 seats. But is it high enough see the entire action over those standing on the sideline? Or I have these options...
LB 20 ROW P
LB 12 ROW I (Is this far enough back to see entire action?)
LB 10 ROW B (Is this too close to the ground to where I'd just be seeing standing bodies?)
Upper Box 20 Row B
So what would you choose and why? They're all priced around $300 right now...
Also what's the weather usually like on a Sunday evening for October 6 at Candlestick? I'll be flying from Arkansas and seeing some other sites and hope for a tour of Candlestick as well. Thanks for the help!
In order:

LB 20 P
UB 20 B
LB 12 I
LR 24 6
LB 10 B

If you're too close to the field on the sideline, you won't be able to see over the players.

Weather shouldn't be a problem, it's Oct.