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James Sutton, St. Louis, MO -- Oct 09, 2006 15:28 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Mark Twain He wasn't kidding. When out in San Francisco with my family in 1992, we attended a night game. It was June but it felt like February. Other than that, and the cold wind, it was a nice ballpark. Even though it was strange with its orientation because of the stands constructed for the 49er's, it didn't take away from the ballpark experience. The football seats did make the stadium feel kind of empty, since in most dual purpose stadiums rarely get use out of all the seats in the outfield upper deck. I hope to someday visit their new park.


Joe Johnston, Covington, LA -- Jul 05, 2008 20:25 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
June 1962óclose encounter only. First MLB park I ever saw. The Giants were out of town during the week of a convention my Dad brought us along to. We looked into it from the outside, peering in through a fence. It was exciting just to see a major league ballpark. This was, of course, before they ruined it by totally enclosing the place for football revenue. We could see the park a long way out the back window as we drove down the road leaving San Francisco. It looked like a flying saucer.


John Grace, Concord , MA -- Mar 01, 2009 15:25 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I have only seen the park in photos, but it looks like a cross between Anihiem ( when the Rames were there), and a college football stadium. What happened to the football diagram?


Martin Villasenor, Sunnyvale, CA -- Jul 24, 2011 03:26 AM
10 visit(s). My rating: 3
Place was too cold and windy for baseball. Weather was much easier to handle during football season. I visited the park many times before they closed it off for football. I saw Willie McCovey and Barry Bonds hit home runs into the upper deck in right field. I saw Joe Morgan's home run in 1982 that knocked out the Dodgers out of the play-offs. I was there for the 1984 All-Star game, the 1987 Championship series, the 1989 play-offs and world series. I can't begin to count all the great 49er moments. Unfortunately the weather in San Francisco is the best in Oct, Nov and Dec. I have sat in Candlestick Park in November (49ers) with only a t-shirt on but in April thru August, you would just freeze because of the wind-chill. I have taken many a date to the Giants game because it was so cold my date would hug me for warmth all night. I've been to parks/stadiums in California, (Oakland, San Diego, Los Angeles) and by far it was the worst. . .but their new park (AT&T) is the best!


Dennis Alstrand, Hilo, HI -- Aug 01, 2013 23:08 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 7
I guess I've grown tired of the complaints about Candlestick's weather. It's the stadium in which I grew up watching sports (mostly baseball). Cold weather? What about watching Mays, McCovey, Marichal, Perry, Cepeda, Clark(s), Bobby AND Barry Bonds, Beck. Then, if that wasn't enough, how about watching Bill Walsh coach Joe Montana, Rice and the rest of the HOF football players. I think ATT is the best, but I still salute Candlestick whenever I drive by.


Allen Shaw, Denver, CO -- Apr 10, 2015 11:02 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I saw the first game played at candlestick. I lived it south city. A friend and I walked from there to the park. Over the San Bruno hills . We didn't have tickets for the game. We decided to climb a light pole. As we got to the top we were discovered by San franciscos finest and escorted out of the park. At the gate, during the escort, we were approached by 2 gentlemen, who asked if we wanted to see the game. Of course the answer was yes. They gave us their tickets. Little did we know they were press passes. The seats included sandwiches and cokes. We watched the game in comfort from the 3rd inning on. They played the Cardinals. We walked/ hiked back to south city eventually arriving home very tired but very happy. I also saw the Giants first game at seals stadium. Since then I've seen first games in mile hi in Denver and also coors field.


Allen Shaw, Denver, CO -- Apr 10, 2015 11:02 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I saw the first game played at candlestick. I lived it south city. A friend and I walked from there to the park. Over the San Bruno hills . We didn't have tickets for the game. We decided to climb a light pole. As we got to the top we were discovered by San franciscos finest and escorted out of the park. At the gate, during the escort, we were approached by 2 gentlemen, who asked if we wanted to see the game. Of course the answer was yes. They gave us their tickets. Little did we know they were press passes. The seats included sandwiches and cokes. We watched the game in comfort from the 3rd inning on. They played the Cardinals. We walked/ hiked back to south city eventually arriving home very tired but very happy. I also saw the Giants first game at seals stadium. Since then I've seen first games in mile hi in Denver and also coors field.


Allen Shaw, Denver, CO -- Apr 10, 2015 12:30 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I saw the first game played at candlestick. I lived it south city. A friend and I walked from there to the park. Over the San Bruno hills . We didn't have tickets for the game. We decided to climb a light pole. As we got to the top we were discovered by San franciscos finest and escorted out of the park. At the gate, during the escort, we were approached by 2 gentlemen, who asked if we wanted to see the game. Of course the answer was yes. They gave us their tickets. Little did we know they were press passes. The seats included sandwiches and cokes. We watched the game in comfort from the 3rd inning on. They played the Cardinals. We walked/ hiked back to south city eventually arriving home very tired but very happy. I also saw the Giants first game at seals stadium. Since then I've seen first games in mile hi in Denver and also coors field.



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