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Candlestick Farewell: 49ers Tailgaters Share Fondest Memories of the Stick

| December 19, 2013
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Fans in the parking lot

Fans fill the parking lot at Candlestick Park for hours before the game starts, tailgating, dancing and playing music. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

Fans: Share your best memories of Candlestick Park on our Facebook page.

Today we begin a special series on the last days of San Francisco’s iconic stadium, Candlestick Park.

It was the site of the Beatles last full concert, the place where an earthquake literally rocked the World Series, and it’s been the longtime home of the San Francisco 49ers.

Next year this stadium will be torn down and the Niners will take the field at a new venue in Santa Clara.

But longtime fans say they will remember this old place fondly, long after the ‘Stick turns to dust.

Click on the fan images to enlarge and read more. Our audio interviews with fans are at the end of this post.

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