SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) lights Coit Tower in red to celebrate the San Francisco Forty-Niners’ magnificent win on Saturday in the National Football Conference (NFC) Divisional Round Playoff against the New Orleans Saints. Coit Tower will be lighted in red for the week leading to the NFC Conference Championship game on Sunday, January 22nd when the 49ners will be playing against the New York Giants at Candlestick Stadium in San Francisco.
“We are proud to show our faithful support to the 49ers by lighting Coit Tower,” said, Phil Ginsburg, RPD General Manager. “We say to San Franciscans, get out and cheer for the 49ers!”
Today, RPD manages both Kezar Stadium, the original home stadium for the 49ers and Candlestick Stadium. The 49ers played 25 seasons at Kezar Stadium. They have played at Candlestick since 1971. Candlestick Stadium, established in 1960 with the capacity of 70,000, is the second oldest stadium in the nation.