Candlestick Park Memories

On Monday night, the 49ers will play what’s likely the final sporting event in the history of Candlestick Park. Click through to see iconic images of the 53-year old stadium.

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Josh Keppel
A sign promotes Paul McCartney's farewell tour at Candlestick Park. Aug. 14, 2014
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San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays, left, and Vice President Richard Nixon laugh in the Giants' dugout in San Francisco on April 12, 1960, prior to start of the San Francisco Giants' first regular-season game at Candlestick Park. Nixon threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 19: Former 49ers head coach Bill Walsh is honored for being inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame during a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons at Candlestick Park on September 19, 1993 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 37-30. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
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1 Jan 1989: Quarterback Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers (right) blocks for wide receiver Jerry Rice during a playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game, 34-9. Mandatory Cred
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On Monday night, the 49ers will play what’s likely the final sporting event in the history of Candlestick Park. Click through to see more iconic images of the 53-year old stadium.

Here is a view of Candlestick Park, which was the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-99.
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Ron Wood, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger performing with 'The Rolling Stones' at the Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California on October 17, 1981.
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Mick Jagger (L) and Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones perform in October 1981 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
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The poster promoting The Beatles' Appearance at Candlestick Park.
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SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 17: General view of the crowds in Candlestick Park after an earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the richter scale, rocks game three of the World Series between the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California. Despite some discussion to cancel, baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent agrees to allow the series to continue. Play resumed October 25, and the A's go on to sweep the Giants in four games. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 17: Will Clark #22 of the San Francisco Giants and his son gather on the field after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Bay Area, postponing Game three of the 1989 World Series against the Oakland Athletics at Candlestick Park on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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1989: Outfielder Rickey Henderson and Carney Lansford of the Oakland Athletics celebrate during a playoff game against the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport
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San Francisco Giants staff gather at Candlestick Point to promote where the new home of the Giants would be built, San Francisco, California, 1957.
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Architect John Bolles inspects the partially finished model of the Giants' Stadium, detailed at 1/32nd inch to the foot in San Francisco, Sept. 24, 1958.
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This is a photo of an artist's conception of the proposed stadium for the New York Giants.
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This is how the 45,000-seat stadium being built for the San Francisco Giants looked on March 4, 1959.
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A bird's eye view of Candlestick Park and the surrounding parking area from 1960. San Francisco Bay is in the distance.
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Mickey Mantle #7 of the New York Yankees poses with Willie Mays #24 of the San Francisco Giants before Game 1 of the 1962 World Series in October 1962 at Candlestick Park.
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Candlestick Park, home field for the Giants and the 49ers, became a complete bowl stadium with the placement of the final section of precast concrete atop the stadium's rim in San Francisco, Jan. 28, 1972.
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A view of the outfield bleachers and scoreboard prior to the start of the Opening Day game on April 12, 1960 against the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park.
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Hank Aaron, the Milwaukee Braves' rightfielder, gets off a bunt that was good for a base hit during second inning of game with the Giants at Candlestick Park on May 3, 1960 in San Francisco.
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Gene Fullmer (R) looks to throw a punch against Dick Tiger at Candlestick Park, on October 23,1962 in San Francisco, California.
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Karl Wallenda has the fans attention as he walks a high wire across Candlestick Park in San Francisco on May 8, 1977 during intermission of double header between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants.
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Pitcher Juan Marchal of the San Francisco Giants holds a bat over the head of Dodger catcher John Roseboro as the two scuffle as pitcher Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers chargers from the mound during a game at Candlestick Park on August 8, 1965.
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An aerial view of the stadium in the baseball configuration prior to a game in the early-1970's at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.
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Dwight Clark #87 of the San Francisco 49ers made a touchdown catch on a pass from Joe Montana to score the game winning touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC Championship at Candlestick Park on January 10, 1982. The catch — and subsequent 49ers 28-27 win — gave the team a berth in the Super Bowl.
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San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein puts her arm on the shoulders of 49ers owner Edward De Bartolo Jr. following presentation of a $30 million Candlestick Park improvement package that De Bartolo applauded in Phoenix, March 13, 1985.
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This is an aerial view of San Francisco's Candlestick Park, seen 1989.
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Barry Bonds holds up his new San Francisco Giants jersey at a news conference at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, Dec. 10, 1992. Bonds took his father Bobby's old number, instead of taking his godfather Willie Mays retired number 24. Bonds signed a six-year, $43.75 million contract with the Giants.
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Candlestick Park during a power outage at an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers in San Francisco.
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18 Sep 1997: Brian Johnson of the San Francisco Giants celebrates his home run during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game, 6-5. This extra-inning home run put the Giants in a tie in the NL West with the Dodgers.
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27 Sep 1997: Closer Rod Beck of the San Francisco Giants celebrates on the mound after the Giants 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The victory clinched the National League West title for the Giants and sent them to the postseason. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport
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Roxanne Susoeff
“Our Candlestick love story: On 11/17/85 the Niners were playing against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was my first Niner game and our first date. It was where we shared our first kiss and where we fell in love. We are happily married with 5 children and 5 grandchildren. We are still 49er faithful and will always cherish all the wonderful memories we have experienced at The Stick. Larry & Roxanne Susoeff.” Email your photos to isee@nbcbayarea.com
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Josh Keppel
A sign promotes Paul McCartney's farewell tour at Candlestick Park. Aug. 14, 2014
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