Paul McCartney Blows Out Candelstick’s Lights

Credit: Mary McCartney/Courtesy of the Artist

Credit: Mary McCartney/Courtesy of the Artist

Last night, nearly 50,000 were expected to be at Candlestick Park for a Paul McCartney concert — the last public event at the 44-year-old stadium. Home field for the Giants and 49ers, the “Stick” was also the venue for the Beatles’ last live concert (1966), “The Catch” (1982) and a visit from Pope John Paul II (1987). AOL shares more of Candlestick’s greatest moments and news that in its place plans are in motion to build a 1.1 million-square-foot housing, retail and entertainment development.

The problem was, Candlestick was showing its age, and it was either time to upgrade or demolish. The Giants moved to AT&T Park in 2000, and just this year the 49ers are set to play in the new Levi’s Stadium in Silicon Valley.

Let’s just hope any new entertainment venue in its place can live up to — or outdo — the legacy of Candlestick Park.

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