Monster Park, San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 37° 42.702 W 122° 23.142
10S E 554144 N 4174005
Quick Description: Home of the San Francisco 49ers
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2006 6:40:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM11CB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 81

Long Description:

Monster Park is the present home field of the San Francisco 49ers NFL team, who moved over from Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park before the 1971 season.

The stadium is situated at Candlestick Point on the western shore of the San Francisco Bay. Due to its location next to a hill, strong winds often swirl down into the stadium, creating interesting playing conditions. At the time of its construction in the late 1950s, the stadium site was the cheapest plot of land available in the city which was suitable for a sports stadium. Legend also has it that city officials and stadium designers made visits to the site during the morning when the breezes are usually calm, but not during the late afternoon and evening when the winds frequently pick up quite dramatically, even on clear sunny days.

you can read a lot more about the stadium at Wikipedia.

I have been suffering with the 49ers for almost a decade now, but only one time, when a friend shared his season pass, I had a chance to watch my team life.
All the pictures at this site were taken at a game in December 2005, when the 49ers lost at home to the Cardinals. I definitely enjoyed the atmosphere in and around the stadium. The stadium is a lot like the town: windy, friendly and culturally divers. And there was certainly a sense of desperate optimism, something only 49er fans will understand.

It's the home of which team(s)?: San Francisco 49ers

Which professional sports are played here?: NFL Football

Capacity (number of seats): 70,207

Opening Date: 04/12/1960

Guided Tours: no

Venue's Website or Team's Website: [Web Link]

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