|Candlestick Park is now Yesterday|
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Thursday, 09/24/15 9:30 am] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
The Beatles played their last live concert on August 29, 1966, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California, the home of the baseball team the San Francisco Giants. About 25,000 fans paid between $4.50 and $6.50 for tickets, and The Beatles' fee was around $90,000.
|The Beatles at Candlestick in 1966|
The Beatles played just 11 songs in that final show. It lasted only 33 minutes.
Damaged in 1989 by the Loma Prieta earthquake, Candlestick Park stood strong. But constant buffeting by strong winds and sometimes bad fog because of its location off the San Francisco Bay caused the teams playing there to eventually want to move on.
|Candlestick Demolition in progress, May 12, 2015|
The Giants played their last game at Candlestick in September of 1999. The San Francisco 49ers played their last game at Candlestick at the end of the 2013 season. The stadium's final performance was put on by Paul McCartney in 2014, a nod to the Beatles' last concert.
Now, 49 years after that historic Beatles show, Candlestick Park is no more. Demolition started earlier this year on February 4, and today, none of the original structure is left standing.
A development with a mall and housing is planned for the site.