Sunday, February 15, 2015

Patriots' Quarterback Tom Brady says Goodbye to Candlestick Park, where the Beatles and Bobby Hebb performed in 1966

Patriots' Brady: 'Sad to see Candlestick go'

LOOK: 4-year-old Tom Brady was at Candlestick Park for 'The Catch'

By Ryan Wilson |

Before Tom Brady became the face of the Patriots, a Super Bowl MVP, and one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL, he was just a kid growing up in Northern California who happened to be a huge Joe Montana fan.

On Thursday, the folks running Brady's Facebook page, posted a picture of the future Hall of Famer taking in a game at Candlestick Park. But it wasn't just any game. It was the NFC Championship matchup against the Cowboys that was decided by The Catch.

Candlestick Park will go out with a wrecking ball, not a bang

Updated 7:30 am, Friday, January 16, 2015
Plans for a pyrotechnic implosion of Candlestick Park have fizzled in favor of the wrecking ball with health fears and political pressure playing a big part in the decision.

The 54-year-old stadium is being demolished to make way for a shopping center, hotel and housing complex. But an attention-grabbing plan to implode the Stick next month ran into stiff opposition from Golden Gate University’s Environmental Law and Justice Clinic and the Bayview Hill Neighborhood Association over fears about noise and the spread of toxic dust.


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