245 – Center Field Score Board above Section 42 before a night game at Candlestick Park.
215 – Pristine View of Candlestick Park on a clear and sunny afternoon three hours before a night game. The grounds crew did a great job at keeping the field in immaculate condition.
273 – Back Lit Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi. Photograph taken in the late 1980’s. According to San Francisco Chronicle columnists Matier & Ross, the steel and concrete statue by Ruth Wakefield Cravath will be moved from the ballpark and refurbished. It will then be put in storage as the stadium is being demolished. The new location for installing the statue is to be determined. The statue was installed at the ballpark in 1973 after the project to add seats and enclose the stadium for the 49ers.
274 – Front view of the Saint Francis of Assisi Statue with Candlestick Park in the background. Photograph taken in the late 1980’s.
A pleasant day at the near capacity ballpark during Fuji Photo Day. Whenever the upper deck behind centerfield in section 59 was filled with people, this usually meant the game was close to or sold out. It was wonderful seeing the stadium full.
028 – Double Decker Escalator which is going up to the main concourse area. The image was photographed with the camera mounted on a tripod at a slow shutter speed to get the blurred effect of the people moving.
241 – View from section 15 in the upper deck – down from the right field line. This was photographed in the late afternoon sunlight illuminating the classic red Candlestick Park seats.
039 – Game 4 of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs on Sunday, October 8, 1989 at Candlestick Park. This was photographed minutes before the start of the game on a warm clear autumn afternoon. The San Francisco Giants won 6-4 with Kelly Downs getting the win and Steve Wilson taking the loss.
272 – Center Field TV Camera shooting a live video feed of a San Francisco Giants game against the Philadelphia Phillies at 2:13pm on Wednesday, May 18, 1988, at Candlestick Park.
017 – Premium box seats with wider rows behind home plate looking up at the luxury boxes. The press box is above at the top of the stadium above the luxury boxes.
275 – Exit Corridor with stairs to the Upper Deck (on the right opening) behind the left field stands. Interesting effects of chiaroscuro (strong contrasts between light and dark) is created by the sunlight streaming in.
070 – The Grounds Crew almost completed the preparation of the infield for Game 4 of the NLCS between the SF Giants and the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, October 8, 1989. The shadow in the picture in left center field is from the Goodyear Blimp. Notice the bunting (Red, White, and Blue semi-circle fabric draped around the perimeter of the field) which was displayed only for opening day and post season games.
270 – Walkway behind the center field seats and directly below the Sony JumboTRON and the center field scoreboard in sections 40, 42, and 44.
246 – Exterior of Candlestick Park. Note the location of the Saint Francis of Assisi Statue at the center left of the stadium.
207 – Below one of the Stadium Light Standards used to illuminate night games at Candlestick Park. There were a total of 9 Stadium Light Standards surrounding “The Stick”.
216 – Red Support Beams were photographed from a ramp to the Upper Deck. Brisbane and the San Francisco Peninsula are in the background.
023 – Classic Red Support Beams under the Upper Deck Stands and Red Stadium Light Standard on the left. The shot was photographed from the Main Concourse Level looking up to the upper deck. The Red Support Beams surrounded the park under the Upper Deck and gave a distinctive design to the stadium. These beams supported the Upper Deck during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.
031 – View of double decker escalator heading up to the Main Concourse Level and the Upper Deck. Note the Red Stadium Light Standards in the foreground. This was shot using a tripod at a slow shutter speed to get the blurred effect of the moving people.
055 – Souvenir Stand during Game 4 of the National League Championship Series in 1989 with the SF Giants versus the Chicago Cubs at the Main Concourse Level.
251 – Door leading to the lower box seats behind home plate in 1988.
277 – Abstract reflections off the luxury box windows with late afternoon light illuminating the upper deck in right field.
059 – View of lower box seats behind home plate and 1st base line before the beginning of the game.
067 – Overflow Special Press Area set up in Sections 1, 2, and 3 in the upper deck behind home plate during Game 4 of the National League Championship Series in 1989. This was set up since there were more press writers during the championship series.
278 – View from the top row in the upper deck of Candlestick Park looking down at the seats.
077 – During NLCS – Game 4 – View from the upper box seats in center field during an inning break watching an entertaining video clip on the Sony JumboTRON. Notice John Belushi on the screen.
276 – Outfield foul pole illuminated by the bright stadium light standards during a night game at Candlestick Park.
220 – Photographed looking up at the centerfield scoreboard. Note the incandescent light bulbs used to light up the scoreboard in the late 1980’s.
Candlestick Park lit up at night with the blazing light standards at full power. We will no longer see this spectacular view. Good bye, Candlestick Park.
219 – The awesome and huge state of the art Sony JumboTRON video screen during the 1988 baseball season. It provided many years of great entertainment for fans.
337 – Exterior of Candlestick Park photographed from Lot E. Pedestrian access was easy as there were plenty of escalators and entrances to enter the ballpark. Parking in the main lot was convenient as it was a short walk to the stadium. But if you stayed to watch the end of a close game, it took a long time to get out of the lot.
393 – View of Candlestick Park from the upper deck behind home plate before fans, grounds crew, and players arrived for a night game.
347 – Photographed at field level pregame during a promotion day at Candlestick Park, Fuji Photo Day, on Saturday, May 14, 1988 against the New York Mets. This was one of the few times fans were allowed on the field.
364 – Photographed from the upper deck during the game at Fuji Photo Day against the New York Mets. The SF Giants ended up winning the game 3-2 with Mike Krukow getting the win and Ron Darling taking the loss.
377 – Surreal view of an empty Candlestick Park from the right field line before pregame batting practice.
379 – Warm upper deck view of the home plate and the lower box seat area with the terraced hills of Bayview Park behind the stadium. The terraces were created when soil was taken from the hill to help construct the US 101 freeway heading out of San Francisco to the Peninsula.
381 – Grounds crew preparing the field before the home Opening Day at Candlestick Park, on April 12, 1993, with the Florida Marlins facing off against the San Francisco Giants. There is always an air of excitement and optimism on Opening Day at the ballpark. This was the inaugural year for the Marlins, where the team was created by an expansion draft in the offseason of 1992.
360 – Opening Day at Candlestick 1993 with the SF Giants vs the Florida Marlins. The starting pitchers for the game were Chris Hammond for the Marlins, and Trevor Wilson for the Giants. The Giants won the game 4-3 with Rod Beck getting the win and Joe Klink taking the loss.
363 – Opening Day at Candlestick. I remember noticing the new bleacher stands behind left and center field and the green padded walls that were added for the first time for the 1993 baseball season.
399 – Exterior view of Candlestick Park with the Eastbay in the background photographed from Jamestown Ave in the late 1980’s.
333 – Photographed looking down at ground level from the main concourse with a partial view of the walking ramp on the right side.
411 – A view looking down the top escalator at Candlestick Park from the upper deck. The escalators were an efficient way of moving people to and from the stadium main and upper concourse levels. There were 6 escalators that served Candlestick Park.
419 – I always had a fun time visiting the souvenir concession stands at Candlestick Park to check out the really cool items and new merchandise for sale.
477 – Interesting view between the walkway ramps that led from the ground level to the upper deck of the stadium on the left and right. It was a good way for people to transit to the different levels of the ball park and was much less stress on the knees compared to climbing and descending the stairs in the center.
390 – Corridor leading to stadium seats behind the double doors. Note the interesting back lighting coming through the windows of the doors.
538 – Pregame batting practice before a night game during the late 1980’s. From this view, it was a good place to sit and relax and not have to worry about getting hit with a foul ball because of the extra protection of the batting cage.
426 – Leaving Candlestick Park by the main ticket office. Farewell, former home of the SF Giants. I will always have fond memories of you.
482 – View of the exterior of the upper deck of Candlestick Park supported by the crisscrossing support beams in the evening. The illumination was from the concourse lights.
437 – At the end of the game, April 19, 1991, vs Houston Astros, looking back at the stadium and saying “Good Bye” as we exited the upper deck.
568 – The Opening Night pregame lineup for the 1991 season with the San Francisco Giants facing the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants’ manager Roger Craig is seen greeting the Dodger’s manager, Tommy Lasorda. The rivalry between the teams is intense but for the introduction of the line-up, it was on the lighter side.
514 – A dedicated fan score keeping during a cold night game at Candlestick Park.
497 – Fans watching pregame batting practice behind the visitor’s dugout. Many of them were optimistically seeking a ball tossed up in the stands by players or coaches and hoping to get an autograph from one of them.
409 – Opening Night at Candlestick Park on April 15, 1991. The view is from the upper deck in center field looking towards the left field corner. It is always exciting going to an Opening game for the baseball season.
472 – View from the right field pavilion seats near the foul pole. This was a good place to sit if you wanted a chance to catch a home run ball as many landed in this area. It was also a good place to watch batting practice and try to snatch a ball hit there.
522 – Two fans watching the San Diego Padres taking pregame batting practice in the front row of the field level box seats down the 1st base side. These were great seats to watch a game but you had to pay attention to every pitch in case a screaming line drive foul ball headed your way. If I sat here, it would be mandatory for me to bring a baseball glove to protect against foul balls since the seats were so close to the field.
6733 – Men and machines at work tearing down Candlestick Park viewed on the south west side of the stadium.
7268 – Saint Francis of Assisi Statue in front of the partially demolished Candlestick Park. Photograph taken on April 17, 2015.
8082 – Detailed view of the partially demolished upper deck in right center field. It is amazing how well Candlestick Park was constructed to withstand the many earthquakes over the years. It is a sad sight to see it being torn down.
5500 – Concrete and steel dangling from the demolished upper deck in right center field on the east side of Candlestick Park. Note the illustrations of the past great 49’ers players recognized near the top of the stadium.
257 – Large gaps in Candlestick Park shows San Bruno Mountain in the background. View from the east side of what is remaining of the stadium behind right center field. Photograph taken on April 17, 2015.