abc
QUICK LINKS:

San Francisco Saying Goodbye to Candlestick Park

Updated: 08/14/2014 4:27 PM
Created: 08/14/2014 4:20 PM WDIO.com

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is saying goodbye to the stadium where its beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

Beatles icon Paul McCartney is scheduled to play a concert at Candlestick Park on Thursday night that is expected to be the last event at the stadium before it is demolished to make way for a planned housing, retail and entertainment development.

The Stick opened more than 50 years ago and served as home field for the 49ers and Giants. The 49ers will play at a new stadium about 45 miles south starting this year.

The Giants played their last game at Candlestick in September 1999.

San Francisco police say anyone caught taking chairs or any other mementos from the stadium during Thursday's concert could face vandalism charges.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Candlestick Park, San Francisco
AP Photo/Eric Risberg

Front Page

  • Duluth Police Investigate after Man Stabbed in Back

    A 34-year-old man was injured when he was stabbed in the back on Friday afternoon, according to the Duluth Police Department. The incident happened at about 4:51 p.m. in the 2100 block of West Superior Street.

  • Duluth Church Asks for Help Finding Stolen Bus

    Pastor David Sorenson at Northstar Baptist Church said one of their white school buses with a blue strip was stolen from the church's Arlington Avenue parking lot Wednesday night. 

  • Island Lake Levels Low for ALS Walleye Tournament

    Island Lake Reservoir is still struggling to reach average water levels after a dry spell that spanned from September through April. This will lead to some added hazards on the lake as boaters head out for the ALS Walleye Tournament on Saturday.

  • Dayton Abandons Pre-K Plan, But Still No Budget Deal

    Gov. Mark Dayton has abandoned his priority plan for a statewide pre-kindergarten program but remains at odds with GOP lawmakers over the amount of new funding for public schools.

  • Panel Votes to Cut UW System by $250 Million

    The Legislature's budget-writing committee has voted to cut the University of Wisconsin System by $250 million, eliminate tenure in state law, limit shared governance provisions and give UW more flexibility to save money.

 

Flood Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Crow Wing; Morrison
Expires: 6/1/2015 1:00 AM

Freeze Warning

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Gogebic; Iron; Ontonagon; Southern Houghton
Expires: 5/31/2015 8:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement