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Encyclopedia > Monster Park
Monster Park
Candlestick Park, The Stick

Satellite photo of Monster Park

Location 602 Jamestown Avenue, San Francisco, California 94124
Broke ground 1958
Opened April 12, 1960
Owner The City and County of San Francisco
Operator San Francisco, California
Surface Grass (1960-69), AstroTurf (1970-78), Bluegrass (1979-present)
Construction cost $15 million USD
Architect John Bolles
Former names Candlestick Park (1960-1995)
3Com Park (1995-January 2002)
San Francisco Stadium at Candlestick Point (2002-September 2004)
Tenants
San Francisco Giants (NL) (1960-1999)
San Francisco 49ers (NFL) (1971-present)
Oakland Raiders (AFL) (1961)
Capacity
70,207 (Football)

Monster Park (colloquially Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park, and sometimes just simply The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. Originally built as the home of the San Francisco Giants, who played there from 1960 until moving into Pacific Bell Park in 2000, it remains the home field of the San Francisco 49ers NFL team, which moved in before the 1971 season. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixelsFull resolution (992 × 653 pixel, file size: 1. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country State City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country State City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country State City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... This article is about artificial grass. ... Species About 500 species, including: Poa abbreviata - Short Bluegrass Poa alpigena - Northern Meadow-grass Poa alpina - Alpine Meadow-grass Poa alsodes - Grove Bluegrass Poa angustifolia - Narrow-leaved Meadow-grass Poa annua - Annual Meadow-grass Poa arachnifera - Texas Bluegrass Poa arctica - Arctic Meadow-grass Poa badensis Poa bulbosa - Bulbous Meadow-grass... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... 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City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country State City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... SBC Park (formerly Pacific Bell Park) is a baseball stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants of the National League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ...


The stadium is situated at Candlestick Point on the western shore of the San Francisco Bay. Due to its location next to the bay, strong winds often swirl down into the stadium, creating interesting playing conditions. At the time of its construction in the late 1950s, the stadium site was the cheapest plot of land available in the city that was suitable for a sports stadium.[1] Legend also has it that city officials and stadium designers made visits to the site during the morning when the breezes are usually calm, but not during the late afternoon and evening when the winds frequently pick up quite dramatically, even on clear sunny days.[2] San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


The surface of the field is natural bluegrass, but for nine seasons the stadium had artificial turf, from 1970 to 1978. The "sliding pit" configuration, with dirt cut-outs only around the bases, was installed in 1971, primarily to keep the dust down from the breezy conditions. Riverfront Stadium had introduced the sliding-pit layout in June 1970. Following the 1978 football season, the artificial turf was removed. Natural grass was re-installed before the 1979 baseball season. Species About 500 species, including: Poa abbreviata - Short Bluegrass Poa alpigena - Northern Meadow-grass Poa alpina - Alpine Meadow-grass Poa alsodes - Grove Bluegrass Poa angustifolia - Narrow-leaved Meadow-grass Poa annua - Annual Meadow-grass Poa arachnifera - Texas Bluegrass Poa arctica - Arctic Meadow-grass Poa badensis Poa bulbosa - Bulbous Meadow-grass... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: 1969 in sports, other events of 1970, 1971 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Isaac Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... For Riverfront Stadium located in Newark, New Jersey see Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium Riverfront Stadium, later known as Cinergy Field (1970 - 2002) was the home of the Cincinnati Reds National League baseball team and the Cincinnati Bengals National Football League team. ... See also: 1969 in sports, other events of 1970, 1971 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Isaac Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... See also: 1978 in sports, other events of 1979, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Alexander Dityatin, USSR Womens all-around champion: Nellie Kim, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR Womens team...

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Park history

Ground was broken in 1958 for the new home of the National League's San Francisco Giants, who were moving west from New York. The Giants officially chose the name of Candlestick Park after a name-the-park contest on March 3, 1959. Prior to that, its construction site had been shown on maps as the generic Bay View Stadium. Richard Nixon threw out the first baseball on the opening day of Candlestick Park on April 12, 1960. The Oakland Raiders played their 1961 American Football League season at the stadium. In 1971, the NFL's San Francisco 49ers became tenants as well. The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... The following is a list of American Football League (AFL) seasons since the inception of the league in 1969 to 1969, the year before it merged with the National Football League (NFL). ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...


The Beatles performed their last live commercial concert at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


The stadium was enclosed during the winter of 197172 for the 49ers, with stands built around the outfield. The result was that the wind speed dropped marginally, but often swirled around throughout the stadium, and the view of the Bay was lost. Candlestick Park has the distinction of being the sole remaining NFL stadium that started life as a baseball-only facility that underwent extensive reconstruction in order to add a football field. This accounts for the stadium's odd oblong design that leaves many seats on what was the right-field side of the stadium behind the eastern grandstand of the stadium during football games. Other baseball parks that had been converted to house football include Angel Stadium of Anaheim and Mile High Stadium, although Angel Stadium has long since been reconverted to baseball-only, and Mile High Stadium was demolished in 2002. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California. ... Mile High Stadium (known as Bears Stadium until 1968) was a baseball, soccer and football stadium that stood in Denver, Colorado from 1948-2001. ...


Candlestick also has the dubious distinction of being the last NFL football stadium in which upper-deck supports obstruct the sight lines from the prime first-deck seating.


The Stick was also home to dozens of commercial shoots as well as the location for the climatic scene in both the 1962 Blake Edwards thriller Experiment in Terror, starring Glenn Ford and Lee Remick, and the 1973 Richard Rush comedy Freebie and the Bean, starring James Caan and Alan Arkin. Year 1965 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Experiment in Terror is a 1962 film by Blake Edwards. ... Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was an acclaimed Canadian-born actor from Hollywoods Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. ... Lee Remick Lee Remick (December 14, 1935 - July 2, 1991), was an American actress admired for her versality and her great beauty. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Wikipedia also has an entry for Richard Rush (director) Richard Rush Richard Rush (August 29, 1780–July 30, 1859) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Freebie and The Bean is a 1974 comedy film about two San Francisco police detectives who have one goal in life, bringing down a local hijacking boss. ... James Langston Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American film, stage and television actor. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ...


On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake (measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale) struck San Francisco, minutes before Game 3 of the World Series was to begin. Amazingly, no one within the stadium was injured, but minor structural damage did occur to the stadium. The World Series between the Giants and Oakland Athletics was delayed for 10 days as a result, while the stadium's overall structural soundness of (and of Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as well) was checked by engineers. In addition, the 49ers moved their game against the New England Patriots on October 22 to Stanford Stadium. is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Loma Prieta earthquake was a major earthquake affecting the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. ... The Richter magnitude test scale (or more correctly local magnitude ML scale) assigns a single number to quantify the size of an earthquake. ... Dates October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television network ABC Announcers Al Michaels, Tim McCarver, Jim Palmer Umpires Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL) The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... For other uses, see Coliseum. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Stanford Stadium (capacity 50,000 as of 2006) is a stadium on the Stanford University campus. ...


In 2000, the Giants moved to the new Pacific Bell Park (now called AT&T Park) in downtown San Francisco, leaving the 49ers as the lone professional sports team to use Candlestick. The final baseball game was played on an unseasonably hot day, September 30, 1999, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won 9-4. The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... AT&T Park (formerly known as SBC Park and Pacific Bell Park) is an open-air baseball stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants of the National League. ... AT&T Park (formerly known as SBC Park and Pacific Bell Park) is an open-air baseball stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants of the National League. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms...


Reputation

Baseball configuration
Baseball configuration
"I came, I saw, I survived."
"I came, I saw, I survived."

As a baseball field, the stadium was best known for the windy conditions that often made life difficult for outfielders trying to catch fly balls. During the first of two All Star games played in the park (one in 1961, the other in 1984), Giants pitcher Stu Miller was forced into a balk by a gust of wind. Two years later, wind picked up the entire batting cage and dropped it 60 feet (18 meters) away on the pitcher’s mound while the New York Mets were taking batting practice. The wind originally blew in from left-center out toward right-center. After it was enclosed, the wind dove and swooped in all directions. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 620 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (774 × 749 pixel, file size: 85 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, [[User:Schmiteye], took this picture on 29 July 2006. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 620 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (774 × 749 pixel, file size: 85 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, [[User:Schmiteye], took this picture on 29 July 2006. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world. ... Stuart Leonard (Stu) Miller (born December 26, 1927 in Northhampton, Massachusetts), is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. ... In baseball, a pitcher may commit a number of illegal motions or actions which constitute a balk. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league...


Giants owner Horace Stoneham visited the site during the day in 1959 -- not knowing about the windy and foggy conditions that overtake the park at night. Horace Stoneham (April 27, 1903 - January 7, 1990) was the principal owner of Major League Baseballs New York Giants. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The stadium also had the reputation as the coldest park in the major leagues, resulting in fewer home runs. It was initially built with a radiant heating system, but it failed to work. The Giants played on the reputation to bolster fan support with promotionals such as awarding the Croix de Candlestick pin to fans at the conclusion of extra-inning night games that the Giants won. Among many less-than-flattering fan nicknames for the park were "North Pole" and "Cave of the Winds." Radiant heating is a heating system which heats a building through radiant heat, rather than other conventional methods including convection heating. ...


Attorney Melvin Belli filed a claim against the Giants in 1960 because his six-seat box, which cost him almost $1,600, was unbearably cold. Belli won in court, claiming that the "radiant heating system" advertised was a failure. (Source: How Do Astronauts Scratch an Itch? by David Feldman) Melvin Mouron Belli (29 July 1907, Sonora, California - 9 July 1996, San Francisco, California) was a prominent American lawyer known as The King of Torts—and by detractors as Melvin Bellicose. He had many celebrity clients, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Errol Flynn, Chuck Berry, Muhammad Ali, Sirhan Sirhan, Jim and... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Feldman is the name of two American writers: David Feldman, the comedy writer David Feldman, the author of the Imponderables series This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Name changes

Candlestick Park was named for Candlestick Point, a point of land jutting into San Francisco Bay. Candlestick Point is itself named for the indigenous "candlestick bird" (Long-billed Curlew), once common to the point. Binomial name Numenius americanus (Bechstein, 1812) The Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus, is a very large shorebird. ...


The rights to the stadium name were licensed to 3Com Corporation from 1996 until 2002. During that time, the park became known as 3Com Park at Candlestick Point. In 2002, the naming rights deal expired, and the park then became officially known as San Francisco Stadium at Candlestick Point. On September 28, 2004, a new naming rights deal was signed with Monster Cable, a maker of cables for electronic equipment, and the stadium was renamed Monster Park (many people erroneously assume the Monster Park name is associated with the well-known Monster.com job search website). 3Com (NASDAQ: COMS) is a manufacturer best known for its computer network infrastructure products. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monster Cable is a brand of audio and video cable for electronics, primarily speaker cable and cable for audio and video components. ... Monster. ...

Candlestick Park interior
Candlestick Park interior

The City and County of San Francisco had trouble finding a new naming sponsor due in part to the downturn in the economy, but also because the stadium's tenure as 3Com Park was tenuous at best. Many local fans were annoyed with the change and continued referring to the park by its original name, and many continue to do so to this day, regardless of the official name. The Giants reportedly continued to call the stadium "Candlestick Park" in media guides. Freeway signs in the vicinity were recently changed to read "Monster Park" as part of an overall signage upgrade to national standards on California highways. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 309 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Monster Park 2016 Summer Olympics Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 309 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Monster Park 2016 Summer Olympics Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital...


A measure passed in the November 2, 2004, election states that the stadium name will revert back to Candlestick permanently after the current contract with Monster Cable expires in 2008. This highlights San Francisco's extreme distaste for corporate naming. Many San Franciscans refer to AT&T Park, where the Giants play, by its original name, Pac Bell Park, despite its having undergone two name changes in the stadium's relatively short life. Monster Park is similarly almost universally referred to as Candlestick Park by both locals and much of the media despite the name change. The Monster Park moniker is confined to the 49ers' front office and to some radio and television broadcasters, all of whom are contractually required to use the corporate sponsor's name whenever referring to the park, just as they were with 3Com. is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ... Monster Cable is a brand of audio and video cable for electronics, primarily speaker cable and cable for audio and video components. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... AT&T Park (formerly known as SBC Park and Pacific Bell Park) is an open-air baseball stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants of the National League. ...


On August 10, 2007, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom announced that the literal field would be renamed Bill Walsh Field in honor of former San Francisco 49ers' coach, the late Bill Walsh, who passed away on July 30 that year pending the approval of the city government. However the stadium will retain its current name as is contractually obligated. [3] is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... William Ernest Bill Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and popularized the West Coast Offense. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Future

Pregame, 2006
Main article: New 49ers Stadium

Plans were underway to construct a new 68,000-seat stadium at Candlestick Point [1]. However, on November 8, 2006, the 49ers announced that they would abandon their search for a location in San Francisco and begin to actively pursue the idea of building a stadium in Santa Clara. As a result, San Francisco withdrew its bid for the 2016 Olympics on November 13, 2006, as its centerpiece stadium was lost. However, 49ers ownership is still willing to hear any offers San Francisco may want to bring, including the Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... An artists rendering of the future 49ers stadium; the design of the stadium has not been finalized. ... The San Francisco Naval Shipyard was a United States Navy shipyard in San Francisco, California, located on 638 acres (2. ...


See also

Dakin Building The Dakin Building is an architectural award winning class A office building on the San Francisco Bay in Brisbane, California. ... The open ocean is natural habitat to Humpback whales Humphrey the whale is arguably the most widely publicized humpback whale in history,[1][2] having errantly entered San Francisco Bay twice, departing from his Mexico to Alaska migration. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/nfc/MonsterPark.htm
  2. ^ http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/nfc/MonsterPark.htm
  3. ^ 8,000 turn out at Monster Park to say goodbye to Bill Walsh

External links

  • Monster Park Official Site
  • USGS aerial photograph showing football layout, a 2004 image from Microsoft's TerraServer-USA website
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Seals Stadium
19581959
Home of the San Francisco Giants
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Pacific Bell Park
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Fenway Park
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Comiskey Park
1983
Host of the All-Star Game
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Metrodome
1985
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1960
Home of the Oakland Raiders
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New 49ers Stadium
Planned opening 2012

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Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... For other uses of The Catch, see The Catch (disambiguation). ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Buck Shaw (March 28, 1899 to March 19, 1977) was a football coach at Santa Clara University. ... Norman Red Strader (December 21, 1902 - May 26, 1956) was a football player and coach who served in both capacities at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Frankie Albert (January 27, 1920 - September 5, 2002) was a quarterback in the NFL. Frankie Albert, who was born in Chicago, starred at Stanford University coached by T-formation apostle Clark Shaughnessy. ... 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Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance...

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