Fans in the parking lot
Fans fill the parking lot at Candlestick Park for hours before the game starts, tailgating, dancing and playing music. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

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Today we begin a special series on the last days of San Francisco’s iconic stadium, Candlestick Park.

It was the site of the Beatles last full concert, the place where an earthquake literally rocked the World Series, and it’s been the longtime home of the San Francisco 49ers.

Next year this stadium will be torn down and the Niners will take the field at a new venue in Santa Clara.

But longtime fans say they will remember this old place fondly, long after the ‘Stick turns to dust.

Click on the fan images to enlarge and read more. Our audio interviews with fans are at the end of this post.

Candlestick Farewell: 49ers Tailgaters Share Fondest Memories of the Stick 19 December,2013Joshua Johnson

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Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is the creator and host of Truth Be Told, a special series on race from KQED and PRI. Prior to creating the show, he served as the station's morning news anchor for five-and-half years.

Prior to joining KQED, Joshua spent six years as an anchor/reporter for WLRN Miami Herald News. He's a native of South Florida, with degrees from the University of Miami. His reporting and newscasting have won awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and from the National Association of Black Journalists. Joshua is also active in his union, SAG-AFTRA. He lives in San Francisco.

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