Farewell to an iconic locale

farewellcandlestickparkI used the occasion of a recent CBS football game at famed Candlestick Park in San Francisco to visit this historic stadium for the last time.  This is its farewell year. It’s being replaced by a state of the art high tech facility called Levi’s Field in Santa Clara … about 40 miles down the road in Silicon Valley. By the way, that stadium will house Super Bowl 50 on CBS in two years!

Candlestick is old and creaky yet filled with personality and history.  The baseball Giants played there for years (until 2000), and the famous “earthquake” World Series game took place in October of 1989.

It’s right on SF bay, and I recall Vin Scully’s classic description of “Baghdad by the Bay” when he called the historic Cowboys-49ers NFC Championship game (January 1982) where Joe Montana hooked up with Dwight Clark for “the Catch!”

Here are some shots I took at the Colts/49ers game.  The Colts won big time.

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View of the stadium from the control room monitor.

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Field view of Candlestick Park.

 

The antiquated press box where hundreds of broadcasts took place.

The antiquated press box where hundreds of broadcasts took place.

 

A true SF fan ...

A true SF fan …

 

 

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