Although it has several official name changes -- from Candlestick Park, chosen by a public ballot of more than 15,000 entries in 1959 when it was built for $24.6 million ... to 3Com Park in 1995, to Monster Park in 2005 ... and back to Candlestick in 2008 -- the stadium has long been affectionately dubbed The Stick.
It was expanded in 1969 and became the home of 49ers in 1971 after they moved from Kezar Stadium. More than a decade later Candlestick was the site of "The Catch" -- the winning touchdown reception from Joe Montana to Dwight Clark in the 1981 NFC Championship against the Cowboys, which many consider one of the most memorable plays in NFL history. The play kick-started the Niners' dynasty years in the '80s and '90s.
In 2007 Candlestick's field was named after Bill Walsh as a tribute to the late, legendary 49ers coach. Candlestick hosted the last Beatles concert and a visit by Pope John Paul II.
If you're hoping to visit this historic venue, better make it quick. The 49ers are opening a new $1.2 billion venue in Santa Clara in 2014.
-- Information from the San Francisco 49ers media guide was used in this overview
All tickets not specified by section name may map to a less premium section. Tickets for this venue should not be listed by section number only.
Baseline seating must be specified as Club, Inner or Outer in order to map properly.
Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter. Infants and children are not allowed to sit free on a parent's lap.
No cans, bottles or alcohol (food and non-alcoholic beverages are OK, but beverage containers must be plastic) are permitted. Small ice chests allowed, but they must be able to fit underneath a seat (14 inches wide, by 13 inches high, by 15 inches deep). Smoking is prohibited throughout the stadium, except for designated areas and concourse between the lower and upper deck.
602 Jamestown Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
From the north (Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties): Take the 101 Freeway South across the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow 101 South, through the city, and then back onto the freeway. Follow to the Candlestick Park (formerly Monster Park) exit. Follow the signs to the park.
From the northeast (Solano, Yolo and Sacramento counties): Take I-80 West, across the Bay Bridge, to the 101 Freeway South. Take the Candlestick Park exit. Follow the signs to the park.
From the east (northern Alameda and Contra Costa counties): Take the Bay Bridge (Interstate 80) West, to the 101 Freeway South. Take the Candlestick Park exit, and follow signs to the park.
From the southeast (southern Alameda County): Take either the Dumbarton or San Mateo Bridge to the 101 Freeway North. Take the Candlestick Park exit, and follow signs to the park.
From the south (northeastern San Mateo, Santa Clara and Monterey counties): Take the 101 Freeway North to the Candlestick Park exit. Follow the signs to the park.
From the southwest (northwestern and southern San Mateo County): Take Interstate 280 North to the 101 Freeway South. Take the Candlestick Park exit and follow the signs to the park.
Parking in the main lot is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional parking is available in the perimeter lots. For additional information on parking, as well as pregame and postgame traffic tips, see the team website. And click here for tailgating rules.
Consult the 49ers team website for complete details. (Public transit options listed at the top of page.)