Candlestick Park

mike koozmin/2013 S.f. Examiner file photoBritish singer Sir Paul McCartney performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park.

Paul McCartney will bid farewell to Candlestick in final concert at the park

In a statement published on his website, Paul McCartney announced that he…

mike koozmin/2013 S.f. Examiner file photoBritish singer Sir Paul McCartney performs at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park.
Julio Cortez/APU.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann was pleased by his team’s performance in the World Cup

U.S. men’s soccer team to play World Cup tuneup at Candlestick Park

Candlestick Park lives to see another day. The United States Soccer Federation…

Julio Cortez/APU.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann was pleased by his team’s performance in the World Cup
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

American Heart Association brings football back to Candlestick Park

Bye, bye baby? Not quite yet. The 49ers faithful cheered their last…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Jessica Kwong/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco 49er fans celebrate their team's victory over the Carolina Panthers at Eastside West Restaurant and Bar in the Marina district.

49er fans move past Candlestick Park era and prepare for NFC title game

Despite the possibility of playing one more game at Candlestick Park shattered…

Jessica Kwong/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco 49er fans celebrate their team's victory over the Carolina Panthers at Eastside West Restaurant and Bar in the Marina district.
Mike Koozmin/2011 S.f. Examiner file photoThe replacement of the Alice Griffith public-housing project is part of the Hope SF plan.

SF pushes forward with rebuilding of Alice Griffith housing development

The Alice Griffith public-housing development near Candlestick Park was built in 1962…

Mike Koozmin/2011 S.f. Examiner file photoThe replacement of the Alice Griffith public-housing project is part of the Hope SF plan.

NaVorro Bowman goes from goat to hero

"Niners send out the Stick in style," Sports, Tuesday From goat to…

AP Photo/Tony AvelarFireworks explode over Candlestick Park after the San Francisco 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-24 during an NFL football game in San Francisco

Great memories, but time to blow Stick up

Apparently the impending closure and demolition of Candlestick Park allows for mass…

AP Photo/Tony AvelarFireworks explode over Candlestick Park after the San Francisco 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-24 during an NFL football game in San Francisco
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images file photoFrank Gore (21) and the Niners have endured increased pressure and adversity to return to the playoffs this season.

Playoff-bound 49ers have plenty of momentum

For everyone who figured the San Francisco 49ers might stumble after reaching…

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images file photoFrank Gore (21) and the Niners have endured increased pressure and adversity to return to the playoffs this season.
Matt Sumner/APA Niners fan celebrates during Monday's game at Candlestick Park. The game marked the 49ers' last regular-season game at the Stick before moving to Santa Clara next season.

Candlestick Park bid farewell by San Francisco 49ers fans

Just as they had hoped, the 49ers and their Faithful gave Candlestick…

Matt Sumner/APA Niners fan celebrates during Monday's game at Candlestick Park. The game marked the 49ers' last regular-season game at the Stick before moving to Santa Clara next season.
AP Photo/Aaron KehoeFans at Candlestick Park watch an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in San Francisco

Last game at Candlestick ends with 30 arrests, SF police say

As the curtain closed on Candlestick Park on Monday night in a…

AP Photo/Aaron KehoeFans at Candlestick Park watch an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in San Francisco
Courtesy photoDaniel Pontes and his 6-year-old son won 49ers tickets after submitting this photo of the boy's drawings.

Father, son win contest for tickets to 49ers’ last Candlestick game

Daniel Pontes and his 6-year-old son have been chosen as the lucky…

Courtesy photoDaniel Pontes and his 6-year-old son won 49ers tickets after submitting this photo of the boy's drawings.
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoFrank Gore and the 49ers need a win tonight in the Candlestick Park finale to keep their division title hopes alive in Week 17.

Niners have new life in NFC West race

While tonight might be the last scheduled 49ers game at Candlestick Park,…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoFrank Gore and the 49ers need a win tonight in the Candlestick Park finale to keep their division title hopes alive in Week 17.
Youtube.com/Nina Parks EdutainmentFaithful 49ers supporter David “Heat” Canales who penned “Home (Farewell to Candlestick)

A swan song for the ‘Stick

Once merely a fan of the 49ers, David “Heat” Canales now gets…

Youtube.com/Nina Parks EdutainmentFaithful 49ers supporter David “Heat” Canales who penned “Home (Farewell to Candlestick)
George Rose/1995 Getty Images file photoDallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (22) battles for yards in a 1994 NFC Championship Game at Candlestick. Not pictured: a foul-mouthed drama student aping a gorilla.

Acting like an animal in front of Emmitt Smith

I wore a hairy costume to the only 49ers game I’ve ever…

George Rose/1995 Getty Images file photoDallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (22) battles for yards in a 1994 NFC Championship Game at Candlestick. Not pictured: a foul-mouthed drama student aping a gorilla.
1998 ap file photoQB Steve Young never stood outside Candlestick waving at cars on Highway 101

It was chilly, but monstrous park never disappointed

As a valley kid from Tracy who wore 49ers and Giants pride…

1998 ap file photoQB Steve Young never stood outside Candlestick waving at cars on Highway 101
Thomas Mendoza/2011 AP file photoWith the 49ers moving to Santa Clara

Last 49ers game in Candlestick a loss for all of The City

Much of the recent focus on Candlestick Park has been on what…

Thomas Mendoza/2011 AP file photoWith the 49ers moving to Santa Clara
Julia Robertson/2007 AP file photoThe last regularly scheduled game at Candlestick Park is Monday

Many warm memories of frigid Candlestick Park

Candlestick Park was built for baseball and the Giants, but its greatest…

Julia Robertson/2007 AP file photoThe last regularly scheduled game at Candlestick Park is Monday
1997 AP file photoNiners defensive back Merton Hanks (36) celebrates with teammate Marquez Pope (23) after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos on Dec. 15

Nothing stands out more than my first Niners game

I’ve spent my fair share of time at Candlestick Park, especially since…

1997 AP file photoNiners defensive back Merton Hanks (36) celebrates with teammate Marquez Pope (23) after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos on Dec. 15
Otto Greule/1993 Allsport file photoThen-Giants manager Dusty Baker looks out at Candlestick Park

The long walk to Candlestick, marked with pride

Years of privation can induce a strange sort of madness in a…

Otto Greule/1993 Allsport file photoThen-Giants manager Dusty Baker looks out at Candlestick Park
Eric Riseberg/1989 AP file photoGiants star Will Clark points toward his teammates in the dugout after the go-ahead run crossed home plate during the fifth game of the NLCS in 1989. Watching from the upper deck? At least one awestruck future sportswriter.

Will the Thrill, The Wild Thing, Bedrock, baseball glory and my dad

The Candlestick Park era in San Francisco has been filled with historic…

Eric Riseberg/1989 AP file photoGiants star Will Clark points toward his teammates in the dugout after the go-ahead run crossed home plate during the fifth game of the NLCS in 1989. Watching from the upper deck? At least one awestruck future sportswriter.