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We Hopped A Fence And Explored The Ruins Of Candlestick Park

On Saturday, Ryan and a friend sneaked into San Francisco’s Candlestick Park home of the Giants from 1960-1999 and the 49ers from 1971-2013. Demolition began in November of last year, but after opposition from local residents to an implosion, crews began to tear it down manually. That demolition has already taken… » 6/15/15 2:39pm 6/15/15 2:39pm

Let It Be Demolished: Paul McCartney Shuts Down Candlestick Park

Paul McCartney is like the Grand Canyon, or bangers and mash: There's no sexing him up. At 72, he's the rare individual for whom the phrase "living legend" feels like kind of a slight. Bigger than Jesus? Quite possibly. But how many records did Jesus ever sell, and what has he done for you lately? That's what I… » 8/15/14 1:36pm 8/15/14 1:36pm

Anatomy Of A Con: How The Public Was Scammed To Build Candlestick Park

While everyone's free to be as nostalgic as they like about Candlestick Park now that it's probably seen the end of its useful life, it's worth remembering that it wasn't only a miserable place to watch a game, but also a forerunner of the modern public financing con. The piece below, which originally ran in the San… » 12/24/13 2:52pm 12/24/13 2:52pm

Russell Wilson Getting The Football Snapped Into His Ass Summed Up The Seahawks' Offense

San Francisco 13, Seattle 6: Oh, this was not for the faint of heart. Yet another low-scoring NFC West scramble for yards, points, and general attention span of all those who bore witness to this borefest. Alex Smith and Russell Wilson both threw ill-timed and sloppy INTs that could've titled the result to the other… » 10/18/12 11:59pm 10/18/12 11:59pm

Reports: 49ers Fan Stabbed Near Candlestick Park Just After Kickoff Of Today's Game Against The Giants

At approximately 1:35 p.m. pacific time, an individual was stabbed and seriously injured near Candlestick Park. While initially considered life-threatening, the victim is expected to survive the injuries. We received the pictured above from a tipster who claimed to be on the scene. » 10/14/12 10:38pm 10/14/12 10:38pm

Undercover Cops Will Be Wearing Giants Jerseys At Sunday's Game

The trap has been baited for the drunk and stupid. San Francisco PD will be dressed as Giants fans at Candlestick Park, the better to sniff threatening behavior on the part of the locals. After a number of Saints fans reported being verbally and physically abused last week, the Niners and the city are taking extra… » 1/20/12 5:00pm 1/20/12 5:00pm

Aw Jeez, The Lights Are Out At Candlestick Again, A Fan Is On The Field, And Big Ben Is Providing Commentary

The lights went back out in Candlestick with 12:13 left in the first half, leading a fan to conclude the time was ripe to run onto the field. Ben Roethlisberger, meanwhile, lamented James Harrison's suspension—while Harrison himself took credit for the outage. » 12/19/11 10:04pm 12/19/11 10:04pm

Cops, 49ers Will Work To Make Fans Less Drunk After Especially Drunken Raiders-49ers Game

The annual drunk brawl between 49ers and Raiders fans took place this past weekend, and it was, historically speaking, more drunk and brawl-y than usual. In what essentially amounts to a timeout for grown-ups, both teams have requested that the NFL "indefinitely suspend" the annual preseason "Battle of the Bay" so… » 8/23/11 3:45pm 8/23/11 3:45pm

The Shootings At Candlestick Park Happened Because The NFL Doesn't Have An 18-Game Schedule, You See

Via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee: "'I think when you have a preseason game, when you don't have your regular-season ticket holders coming to the game, I think that plays a big factor into it,' 49ers president Jed York said. He said that's another reason why the NFL wants to eliminate some preseason games in… » 8/22/11 1:00pm 8/22/11 1:00pm