Atmospheric stadium will stand until 2014.
Candlestick Park gained an impressive history during the 53 years that it hosted events. It was the site of the Beatles’ final concert, The Catch, and two World Series. Now the 69,000 seat stadium will be blown away to make room for a shopping complex.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that developers also plan to construct an arena with a capacity to hold 3,00 to 4,000 seats. The hope is that the new venue could support a women’s pro basketball team, hold small concerts, and possibly house the San Francisco Bulls ice hockey team.
San Francisco officials intend to use suggestions and ideas from fans for a goodbye celebration prior to Candlestick’s demolition.
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From NFL News
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000136882/article/candlestick-park-to-be-demolished-after-49ers-2013-seasonThe 49ers have called the 69,000-seat stadium, built in 1960 by the San Francisco Bay, home since 1971. The team will move out of the city into a $1 billion stadium alongside its current practice facility in nearby Santa Clara, Calif.
With the rubble will go memories of the 49ers' glory years, which included five Super Bowl championships under the direction of Bill Walsh and George Seifert and teams that featured the heroics of Joe Montana, Steve Young, Jerry Rice and Charles Haley, among others.