The parking lots at Candlestick Park will start filling up hours before the gates open Sunday, but not even the most hard-core tailgaters will beat Roger Revel to the stadium.Revel, the main groundskeeper for the stadium, will be hard at work putting the finishing touches on the field at 6 a.m. Read More
San Francisco’s elected officials have no problem scoring the hottest ticket in town to watch firsthand as the 49ers take on the New York Giants at Candlestick Park. While fans have been scrambling to buy their tickets to Sunday’s NFC Championship Game — tickets made available to the general public sold out within minutes Wednesday — elected officials are guaranteed tickets under The City’s agreement between the 49ers franchise and the Recreation and Park Department. Read More
Two dedicated 49ers fans were rewarded Wednesday for the effort they made to watch Alex Smith and company’s thrilling win Saturday against the New Orleans Saints.
Vince Cava and his wife were at the hospital awaiting the arrival of their first-born child. When she went into labor, the game was under way, but the couple didn’t stop watching. On Twitter, Cava said the doctor let the couple continue watching the game while the baby was born. Read More
Edward Coble has only missed six home games in the past 60 years — that’s one per decade, as he points out. The 49ers’ first playoff game in nine years wasn’t going to be one of them.
For more photos from pre-game tailgating at Candlestick Park, click on the photo to the right. Read More
Last month’s Candlestick Park power outage was called a “national embarrassment” by Mayor Ed Lee, but now he’s using the incident to make his quippy prediction about Saturday’s much-anticipated playoff game: “I think the only ‘lights out’ at Candlestick this Saturday will be our 49ers shutting down the New Orleans Saints!” Read More
Call it the remnants of five previous seasons that have ended in disappointment, but Vernon Davis — San Francisco’s premier tight end of six years — has never quite been able to stomach the simple idea of watching the NFL playoffs.
“I was so upset that we didn’t make it,” he said, of all of his previous seasons. “I just couldn’t watch it.” Read More
Don’t downplay these 49ers. It’s safe to dream a little bigger.
Sure, simply reaching the playoffs serves as a huge step forward based on their play in recent years, but the 49ers have compiled a 2011 résumé that gives them as many — or more — reasons to reach the Super Bowl as any of their NFC counterparts. Read More
Don’t underestimate how much the 49ers have grown up over the last month or so.
With the NFC West champions set to finish off a terrific regular season this morning in St. Louis by playing for the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs — and a week off — the Niners have stamped themselves ready for whatever the postseason tournament can throw at them. Read More
Fans hoping to attend the first 49ers playoff game since 2002 will have a chance to buy tickets next week, but they will have to act quickly if they want to claim those prized possessions.
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m., but there will only be limited seats available for fans who are not season-ticket holders. Read More
It’s time for the 49ers to raise the stakes, reduce the margin of error and find the efficiency. When the Niners take the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, with a national prime-time audience looking on, they will have a stage that will provide them yet another chance to sharpen their ailing red-zone game. Read More