In advance of the Giants and 49ers playing their 37th game all-time against each other, GmenHq will be highlighting some of the posts from the week leading up to the NFC Championship game last year. This post details Candlestick Park and the difficulties the Giants had prior to that championship game. This post originally appeared on Gmenhq on Jan 18, 2012 at 4:30pm
The Giants have played a total of five post-season games at Candlestick Park. The Giants have one win and four losses at Candlestick during the Post-Season. The Giants are hoping the 49ers find a new home soon! Here are some of the details about Candlestick Park in advance of Sunday’s game.
The Stadium was built in April 1960 at a cost of roughly 15 million dollars. The City of San Francisco is owner and operator of the the stadium. The Stadium has been home to the 49ers since it opened. During the 52 year history of the stadium, several other sports franchises have also called it home. Most notable the San Francisco Giants called it home until 2000. The Stadium has hosted numerous All-Star Games (Baseball), College Football Games, and Bowl Games. The stadium’s current capacity is 69, 732.
Candlestick Park is known for many things. However, it may be most known for the famous Earth Quake before the start of Game Three of the World Series. Many people have credited the design of the stadium with saving the lives of people inside of the stadium. Also, earlier this season, while the 49ers were hosting a Monday Night Football game the lights went out. Numerous times! A transformer blew outside of the stadium.
The Giants are hoping they can turn off the lights on the 49ers this Sunday evening
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