SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — For the 49ers, moving out of Candlestick Park to their new stadium in Santa Clara can’t come soon enough. But fans nostalgic about cold and windy Candlestick are shelling out big bucks for the final games.
Tickets for Sunday’s game against the rival Seattle Seahawks are going for hundreds, even thousands of dollars on Craigslist.
Robert Belstock of Los Altos sold his tickets with a face value of $129 apiece. “$650 each. It was an easy decision,” Belstock told KPIX 5. The tickets sold in 45 minutes flat.
“I had no intention of really selling them, but I thought if I put them up for a ridiculous price, you never know, somebody might,” he said.
For so long, the old concrete stadium on wind whipped Candlestick Point was reviled by fans, hated by kickers. First home to Willie Mays and the San Francisco Giants; Candlestick was where Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young helped build a dynasty for the Niners in the 1980s and 90s.
The final regular season game the 49ers will play at Candlestick is on Monday December 23rd against the Atlanta Falcons.
Once the 49ers start playing in Santa Clara, Candlestick Park will be imploded to make way for a shopping center.
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