A low, wet fog swirled across the field at Candlestick Park in San Francisco as the Giants opened a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 31, 1962.
Candlestick Park in San Francisco is closing after more than 50 years of sports memories. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also home to baseball's Giants from 1960 to 1999.
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Plants grow through cracks in the lower seating at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
In San Francisco, the last Monday Night Football game of the NFL season is a significant moment for Bay Area sports fans. The San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons are playing the final regular season game at historic Candlestick Park.
The 49ers are moving south to a plush new home in Santa Clara next season. Candlestick is set to be demolished, leaving behind more than a half-century of memories. It is prompting goodbyes — and, for some, good riddance — to the weather-beaten stadium known as the 'Stick.
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