Farewell to CandleStick Park in San Francisco, Ca. at the end of this NFL season Candlestick will be demolished
December 5, 2013No Comments
so at the end of this year 2013 NFL season Candlestick Park will be no More ! The San Francisco 49ers are set to play in their new home Levi Stadium next year in 2014 which is right by the 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara , Ca .
So I wanted to go back and talk about some of my most favorite and most memorable moments in CandleStick Park and my favorite players to play at CandleStick.
CandleStick Park has been home of the San Francisco Giants from when they moved to New York til 2000 when they moved too At&T Park in San Francisco and has been the home of the 5 time Super Bowl champions 49ers !!
my first NFL Pro football game was with my dad . in 1991 when the San Francisco 49ers were playing the Detroit lions. I believe the 49ers won that game. We saw Barry Sanders play and Steve Young play. I was 9 years old. And what was also memorable was on the other side of the bay the Oakland hills were on fire October 20 , 1991 . We could see the ashes falling from the sky from the fire the sky was gray and dark
Steve young playing for the 49ers in 1991 October 20 1991 at Candlestick park in San Francisco , Ca agains the Lions
Anytime Steve Young and Jerry Rice had a touchdown pass. jerry Rice broke the touchdown record and reception record on Monday Night football. Jerry Rice and Steve Young also held the record for the most Touchdown to quarterback to reciever. 2 great 49ers and Super Bowl champions ! they did lots of winning in Candlestick Park
Joe Montana a 4x Super bowl winning quarterback . Joe thew one of the best Touchdown passed ever simply called “The Catch” Joe threw to Dwight Clark in the back of the end zond and Dwight Clark caught it and this also was for the NFC championship game against the Dallas Cowboys and the 49ers beat their rivals
Joe Montana and Jerry Rice also had many touchdowns and great plays together and won a lot of games at Candlestick and won super Bowls together
Terrell Owens one of the best players to play at Candlestick Park and certainly one of the most entertaining players to play for 49ers at CandleStick Park for the 49ers . Steve Young and the 49ers and Terrell Owens had been battling the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs , it seemed as if the 49ers couldn’t beat the Packers in the playoffs. then in 1999 playoffs against the Packers at Candlestick Park Steve Young with the final minutes of the game. threw it to Terrell Owens and he was being defended by Packers defenders and Terrell Made a great touchdown catch which won the ball game for the 49ers !
some of my favorite other players to play for the 49ers at Candlestick Park
Ronnie Lott one of the best defensive back and a hard hitter helped the 49ers win championship and delivered many great hard hitting tackles
Bill Romanowski one of the most intense players ever in the NFL . a hard hitter was apart of a great defense that included Ronnie Lott , Linebacker Kenna Turner, Charles Haley and won Super Bowls one of the best to play for 49ers and win Super Bowls
Bubba Paris another one of my favorite 49ers players and he played at Candlestick. Bubba was one of the biggest offensive linemen of his time. . Bubba blocked for great running back Roger Craig and blocked for Hall of famer quarterback Joe Montana !
head coach the late great Bill Walsh of the 49ers was one of the best to coach not only for the 49ers on the sideline at Candlestick But Bill Walsh is one of the best coaches in NFL history. he lead the 49ers to 3 super bowl chmapionships. Bill Walsh coached his team to be tough and physical and also knew how to use his players and called great plays. Bill enjoyed much success at Candlestick park as the 49ers headcoach
current 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is exciting to watch he is a great leader so far in his career. he is a big play maker can make plays with his feet and his runs and with his strong arm . Colin Kaepernick playing at Candlestick
Vernon Davis one of the best tight ends in the NFL .is a great play maker for the 49ers . his skills as a catching tight end makes him one of the best.
CandleStick park has also served as the San Francisco Giants stadium . one of my favorite Giants and baseball players hit plenty of homeruns Barry Bond hit some of record homeruns at Candlestick Park
in 1989 the World Series was in the Bay Area between the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants . this is when the Giants had such players and sluggers like Will Clark, Kevin Mitchell and Matt Williams
The Oakland A’s had such players and sluggers like the bash brothers Jose Canseco, and Mark McGwire, Rickey Henderson
The Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants were slated to play at Candlestick on game 3 or the World series. moments before the first pitch of the World Series. the 1989 Earthquake hit.
The earthquake caused deaths and injuries everybody in the ball park seemed okay. it was scary and the world series was halted for a few days to grieve over the death of the earthquake. when the world series resumed the A’s swept the Giants.The A’s and Giants players and fans came together after the earthquake and helped out the community get back to normal as much as possible .
these are some of the moments that will always be memorable at Candlestick Park thank you to all the great players for all the great moments in sports at Candlestick Park
battle of the Bay Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants the games of the 1989 world series took place at CandleStick Park and at the Oakland Coliseum
Oakland A’s player looking on from Candlestick Park on the field prior to game 3 of the 1989 World series after the earthquake struck
Oakland A’s players along with their families exit the field after the earthquake struck moments before the game 3 in 1989 of the World Series in Candlestick park.
Candlestick Park as a baseball field served as the home of the San Francisco Giants when they moved from New York til 1999
Candlestick park home of the San Francisco 49ers football 5 time Super Bowl champions
CandleStick Park San Francisco 49ers last year of CandleStick Park 2013 season