Candlestick Park (Images of Sports) (Paperback)

Candlestick Park (Images of Sports) By Ted Atlas, Mark Purdy (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ted Atlas, Mark Purdy (Foreword by)
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Opened in 1960 as the home of the San Francisco Giants, Candlestick Park is among America's most iconic sports facilities. It is a striking example of modernism and was the first reinforced-concrete stadium. The Giants home for 40 years, it played host to two World Series, including in 1989, when it was infamously delayed by the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Renovated to a dual-purpose stadium in 1970, it became home to the San Francisco 49ers. In 1982, The Catch, one of the most famous plays in NFL history, heralded the beginning of five Super Bowl Championships. Candlestick Park was also home to the early Oakland Raiders, was visited by Pope John Paul II, and saw the last Beatles concert.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780738581590
ISBN-10: 0738581593
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: December 6th, 2010
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of Sports