Candlestick Park


Date:
1960
Architect:
Bolles, John Savage
Neighborhood:
Hunter's Point, San Francisco
Building Type:
Commercial
Address:
490 Jamestown Avenue, San Francisco, California
Current Name:
Candlestick Park
Current Use:
Sports Stadium
Current Condition:
Excellent
Status:
Not Listed
San Francisco’s Candlestick Park opened in April of 1960. It was one of the country’s first “modern” sports stadiums, constructed almost entirely of reinforced concrete. Vice President Richard Nixon, who threw the game’s opening pitch, described Candlestick as “the greatest baseball park in America.” The sports stadium had been designed by San Francisco-based architect John Savage Bolles.

Bolles had created his design for Candlestick Park with the microclimate a major consideration, but due to budget constraints his plans were not implemented in their entirety. From the time of its opening, the park was plagued by strong winds and frigid air. Candlestick Park was enclosed in the 1970s, but the winds continue to be a problem. The stadium is currently home to the San Francisco 49ers football team.

CLOSE

Contact:

DOCOMOMO US/Northern California

P.O. Box 29226
San Francisco, CA 94129-0226

CLOSE

Mailing List:

Sign up to receive email updates from DOCOMOMO/NOCA.