San Jose Earthquake Joins SF Rec and Park’s Last Summer at the Stick Farewell Event Series
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that the San Jose Earthquake’s UEFA Champions League Semifinalist Atletico Madrid will be the latest addition to its Last Summer at the Stick Farewell Event series. The match will take place on Sunday, July 27th at Candlestick Park Stadium with kickoff at 4 p.m. Pacific Time.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting on Tuesday, May 20 at www.sjearthquakes.com, and the match at Candlestick Park is part of the second edition of the Copa Euroamericana. The Earthquakes last played at Candlestick Park on Aug. 8, 2009 when they hosted a doubleheader that featured an MLS regular season game against the Columbus Crew and an international friendly between FC Barcelona and Chivas de Guadalajara.
Last week, SF Rec and Park announced a series of upcoming events in celebration of the last summer at stadium. Dubbed, Last Summer at the ‘Stick, the series features Sir Paul McCartney closing the Stadium on August 14th. L:ast Summer at the Stick events including US Men’s National Team Soccer Match on May 27th, Joe Montana vs. Dan Marino Flag Football Game on July 12th, Candlestick Farewell Concert on August 14th, and there will be a free Community Open House event where everyone will get to say goodbye to the Stadium. All proceeds from the event series benefit youth sports and the Gilman Playground Project. For more info about the Last Summer at the Stick farewell event series, please visit: www.LastSummerAtTheStick.com .
After the series of celebration, SF Rec and Park will be working with the Mayor’s Office and the developer to transfer the Stadium to Lennar Development at the end of 2014, then Lennar Development can move forward with decommissioning the Stadium and beginning the development project.
The 14.5-acre Candlestick Park Stadium was built in 1960 and expanded in 1969 to seat 62,000 during football games and 59,000 during baseball games. Seating capacity has since been expanded to 70,000 for football. There are two decks and four seating areas. The main scoreboard in left field is, well, very big, and also has a Sony JumboTron stadium television set that serves any number of useful purposes. Auxiliary scoreboards are on the edging of the right-field upper deck. Improvements have been made for the hearing-impaired, and all restrooms are now wheelchair-accessible.