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OFFICIAL Goodbye Candlestick Park

I'll miss my seats, the WZ tailgates, and meeting Jerry Rice. And a lot more.


Trading in the hooptie for a brand new ride! Time to start making some new memories!
Watched 150+ games from this exact spot over the last 20 years.



Hell yeah I'm gonna miss it. Run down and outdated maybe, but it's home.
Let's all hope Seattle f**ks up and loses the next two games and the niners win out. Then we'd have the two see and another game at candlestick.
Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
I'll miss my seats, the WZ tailgates, and meeting Jerry Rice. And a lot more.

Remember that time you sold me your seats and I went to my first ever game and the 49ers had their biggest loss in Candlestick history? thanks a lot jerk


P.S I dont know if I ever told you but your seat neighbors were awesome and nice. Id PM them fa sho
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Watched 150+ games from this exact spot over the last 20 years.



Hell yeah I'm gonna miss it. Run down and outdated maybe, but it's home.

Same here..good bye old friend

Sec 5 here..i walk down from the concourse level to that walk way to my seats..always faster that way. Probably past you a million times
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
i finally got the chance to go to a niner game a couple years ago and it was awesome. I dont understand why people are so hard on candlestick, it didnt looks so bad. we had nose bleeds and the view was great. just being there felt magical. all the legends I grew up watching graced that same field. hopefully we get one more chance to host an nfc championship game and send it out with a bang!!!

I love going to The Stick, but I have nothing to compare it to because I've never been to any other stadium. I've seen the Oakland Coliseum, but never been in it. They say it's a huge pile of s**t too. LOL.

I'm gonna miss The Stick. The first few times I went, I didn't know I would be sitting in traffic for 3 hours after the game - even if you try to leave at the beginning of the 4th (only did this once, in a blowout against the Rams when Singletary was here) because everyone else has the same idea.

After a while, you learned tips and tricks to help you out. My trick was to get somebody else to host the tailgate and park in the lot, while I would Park in the business lots as you exit 101 and walk 5 minutes to The Stick. After the game, I'm on the 101 in 15 minutes while my fellow tailgaters are sitting there for a couple hours trying to exit. Lol.

Good old Candlestick.

I'll be there to say my goodbyes on Monday night.
Originally posted by darkknight49:
Let's all hope Seattle f**ks up and loses the next two games and the niners win out. Then we'd have the two see and another game at candlestick.

better chance of grabbing the 5th seed and having the 6th seed (carolina or new orleans) make the conf title game.
A few of my favorite Candlestick pictures:

49ers vs. Saints, Divisional Round 2011-2012: A few minutes after Vernon Post, crowd still going wild.




49ers vs. Packers, Divisional Round 2012-2013: Pre-game panoramic

GOOD BYE CANDLESTICK! i will miss standing in long lines for food and the random bathroom fights that happened. And the bar with the picnic tables in it.
http://www.49ers.com/news/farewell-candlestick.html

cool timeline. i'm so anxious for this game. the 'stick is gunna be rockin
Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
Hope someone creates a best of candlestick video!

^^This^^




My last visit 2012 vs Giants.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Watched 150+ games from this exact spot over the last 20 years.



Hell yeah I'm gonna miss it. Run down and outdated maybe, but it's home.

Same here..good bye old friend

Sec 5 here..i walk down from the concourse level to that walk way to my seats..always faster that way. Probably past you a million times

My brother Dad and I were in sec.2 row 3 seats 19,20 and 21. We all moved out of state in 1995 and sold the rights. We (my brother and I) started going to the stick in the early sixties to watch the Giants. So many fond memories. My Dad's last game was "the catch" . I miss you Dad and I'll miss that flooded , cold beat up home of Champions too!
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Watched 150+ games from this exact spot over the last 20 years.



Hell yeah I'm gonna miss it. Run down and outdated maybe, but it's home.

O.K. long post coming. first, regarding this pix, I had season tixs just a little toward the goal posts in the mid 70's. But that's the niners.
Lets start at the beginning for me. 1st time at the stick for me was 1960, five years old. my dad took my brothers and I to a giants day game. I was totally in awe of the green grass, the hugeness of the stadium. then my boyhood hero, number 24, came out of the dugout. Willie Mays, the greatest baseball player of all time (GOAT). Saw him tap the glove (this meant he was gonna catch it for sure) then make the basket catch. and while arguing willie mays may I just say that if it had not been for time in the army and playing at candlestick willie would have been the all time HR leader. I couldnt count all the games I have seen at candlestick but I personally saw willie hit at least 15 to 20 balls to left and center at night games that got knocked down by the wind. This was before the stadium got enclosed and a HR could be hit into the players parking lot or a really long HR hit into the main parking lot. Out in right field (foul territory) their was a enclosed tower that went above the rim of the stadium for parking control. one time I saw willie McCovey hit a ball directly above that tower, a memory I will never forget. even though it was a foul ball that thing had to travel 500'. another Giant memory, I watched dave kingman make a play at the plate. he caught a single that let him throw from medium depth in right to home but the throw went 40 rows up into the stands. unbelievable! Juan Marichal's high leg kick had to be seen in person.
Now on to the niners. I was very excited to see the 49ers move to candlestick. It was an upgrade from kezar. seeing john brodie, and dave Wilcox and the rest of the great 49er teams of the early 70's were my favorite memories of all the games I've ever been too. John brodie naked bootlegs for touchdowns fooled them every time. For me as a teenager coming of age candlestick was my favorite place of all. By the mid 70's I had my own season tickets. I lived in redwood city a few blocks from the 9ers training field. after their practices some would come to gym to play pick up basketball games. I got to know many of them personally there including cedrick hardman and tommy hart. very fun. Also one of my best friends back then knew the family of the owners of the side parking lots at candlestick. they got jobs working the games. after the game had started they would go up to the stadium personel and ask to use the bathroom. once in they never came back out to the lot. surprise.
Even though the 9ers of 80's gave me championship memories, something we always hoped for in the 60s or70s, my best memories will be of my youth growing up at candlestick.

P.S. A call-out to CCIOWA as a poster who seems to have many of the same memories as me.
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