Tag Archives: Candlestick Point

Lasers And Fireworks Promised In Paul McCartney’s “Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert”

Music legend Paul McCartney will perform the final concert at San Francisco’s soon-to-be-demolished Candlestick Park.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee made the announcement on Twitter this morning about the Aug. 14 concert after McCartney added the Candlestick venue to his Out There 2014 tour.

According to a news release from McCartney’s website, the newly added show will be titled “Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert.”

The McCartney show promises lasers, fireworks and massive screens to accompany the former Beatle.

Tickets for the newly announced date will be on sale for the general public May 5 at 10 a.m.

Fittingly, the Beatles’ final concert was held at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966.

The stadium was built in 1960.

McCartney also played at last summer’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park.

Candlestick Park is scheduled to be demolished sometime at the end of this year or early next year to make way for San Francisco-based developer Lennar Urban’s plans for a mixed-use housing and commercial development on the site.

The San Francisco 49ers, who have played at Candlestick since 1971, are moving to the new $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for the upcoming NFL season.

The first home game at the new stadium is scheduled for mid-August in a preseason match-up against the Denver Broncos.

Levi’s Stadium will host the 49ers’ first regular season game on Sept. 14 against the Chicago Bears, following the team’s season opener in Dallas on Sept. 7.

The final game to ever be played at Candlestick will be held on July 12 with 49er favorites Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Roger Craig and Dwight Clark taking on NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino from the Miami Dolphins and other all-stars in a “Legends of Candlestick” flag football game.

Ahead of the legends’ game, San Francisco police will take on the city’s Fire Department.

The game is part of the city’s Recreation and Park Department’s “Last Summer at the Stick” series.

Tickets for the all-star flag football game will be available starting May 10 at ticketmaster.com. Tickets range from $30 to $50.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

Commission Approves Plan To Start Building New Public Housing Complex, 1.1 Million Square Foot Development

A city commission has approved the start of construction on a new Alice Griffith public housing complex and other development at Candlestick Point in San Francisco’s Bayview District, Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen announced today.

The city’s Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure, which oversees San Francisco’s assets from its former Redevelopment Agency, approved construction plans by the company Lennar Urban on the site, which also includes the Candlestick Park stadium.

The project’s plans includes the rebuild of Alice Griffith on a site adjacent to its current 256 dilapidated public housing units, with no displacement of the current residents during construction.

After preparatory work in the coming months, vertical construction on the new units is expected to start in January 2015, said Cohen, who represents the Bayview and other neighborhoods in the southeastern part of the city.

She said the approval of construction on the project “is a huge deal, not just for the residents but for the entire city.”

The redevelopment of the neighborhood comes with the assistance of a $30.5 million grant San Francisco received in 2011 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Lennar spokesman Dave Satterfield said one of the conditions of the HUD grant is that people will have to reside in the new units by September 2016.

Current Alice Griffith residents will have the right to move into the new units once they’re built, San Francisco Housing Authority spokeswoman Rose Dennis said.

“Nobody will be displaced who is on a lease at Alice Griffith,” Dennis said.

She said the housing authority late last year stopped transferring residents into the old buildings in advance of the planned move.

Along with the public housing complex, the commission approved Lennar’s plans for a 1.1 million-square-foot development at the site of Candlestick Park, the 49ers’ stadium that is being demolished later this year or in early 2015 after the team moves to a new home in Santa Clara.

The stadium will be replaced by a mixed-use site with retail, entertainment and housing, according to the mayor’s office.

Lennar also plans to build 478 affordable homes and up to 755 market-rate homes as part of the Candlestick Point development.

“This milestone in the important revitalization effort in the Bayview community will bring housing, jobs, parks, open space and economic growth through a public-private partnership with Lennar and helps us lay the groundwork for more middle class, affordable homes in the future,” Mayor Lee said in a statement.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

Four Men Rescued After Candlestick Point Boat Explosion

Photo of "Burning boat off candlestick pt" From Chris Roberts (@cbloggy) on Twitter
Photo of “Burning boat off candlestick pt” From @cbloggy on Twitter

Four men were rescued from a boat that was burning off of Candlestick Point this morning, a San Francisco Fire Department lieutenant said.

The U.S. Coast Guard, police and fire officials responded at about 9:55 a.m. on a report that four men were on a burning boat that was about a half mile out in San Francisco Bay from Candlestick Point, fire department Lt. Robert Lopez said.


Four rescued from burning boat near Candlestick Point [ABC7]

The men were hanging out on the bow of the Pleasure Craft boat when there was an explosion, Coast Guard Lt. Heather Lampert said.

The boat was taking on water and the men were evacuated and transported to Oyster Point Marina to be evaluated, she said.

Two were treated for smoke inhalation, and the other two were treated for exposure, according to Lopez. At least one man was transported to a local hospital.

The boat was still smoldering as of about 11:30 a.m., and the salvage operation was still underway.
Damage estimates have not been released.