SF Giants to Honor SF Rec and Park’s Candlestick Park Stadium Crew
SAN FRANCISCO – Tonight the staff of San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department will be honored in a pregame ceremony at AT&T Park. San Francisco Giants will be honoring the Department’s Candlestick Park stadium crew for their excellent work of maintaining the Stadium which was built for the San Francisco Giants and was their home from 1960 until the team relocated to AT&T Park in 1999.
“The Candlestick Park Stadium staff is a great team, and we are excited to celebrate their service as we bid farewell to the ‘Stick’.” said Mayor Ed Lee.
From Giants greats, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey to Will Clark and Barry Bonds, Candlestick Park Stadium is filled with countless memories that will be passed down from generation to generation. As the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department begins a series of events celebrating the last summer at the ‘stick, the Giants organization will take a look back at the at the ballpark that they once called home.
“We are proud of our Candlestick Park Stadium Crew for their decades of accomplishment and hard work,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Recreation and Park General Manager. “We look forward to a series of Stick festivities celebrating the last summer at the Stadium with our crew and the City.”
The 14.5-acre Candlestick Park Stadium, established in 1960 as a baseball stadium for the San Francisco Giants hold up to 70,000 people. The Stadium captured the world’s attention when a powerful earthquake struck northern California just before the start of Game Three of the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland As. Despite the immediate loss of electrical power, stadium officials reacted quickly to avoid panic among the 65,000 spectators in attendance, and no one at the park was injured as a direct result of the quake.
As SF Rec and Park prepares to close out the last summer at the Stick, the Department offers an unique opportunity for the public to purchase actual seats from the Stadium. Proceeds will benefit San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department youth programs. Seats are sold in pairs for $749/pair, including shipping. For more information about seat sale, please visit web link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/49ers/EN/promotion/home.