Beyond Claycord – Paul McCartney to Close Candlestick Park with Farewell Concert

April 24, 2014 11:17 am · 17 comments


Music legend Paul McCartney will perform the final concert at San Francisco’s soon-to-be-demolished Candlestick Park.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee made the announcement on Twitter this morning about the Aug. 14 concert after McCartney added the Candlestick venue to his Out There 2014 tour.

According to a news release from McCartney’s website, the newly added show will be titled “Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert.”

The McCartney show promises lasers, fireworks and massive screens to accompany the former Beatle.

Tickets for the newly announced date will be on sale for the general public May 5 at 10 a.m.

Fittingly, the Beatles’ final concert was held at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966.

The stadium was built in 1960.

McCartney also played at last summer’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park.

Candlestick Park is scheduled to be demolished sometime at the end of this year or early next year to make way for San Francisco-based developer Lennar Urban’s plans for a mixed-use housing and commercial development on the site.

The San Francisco 49ers, who have played at Candlestick since 1971, are moving to the new $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for the upcoming NFL season.

The first home game at the new stadium is scheduled for mid-August in a preseason match-up against the Denver Broncos.

Levi’s Stadium will host the 49ers’ first regular season game on Sept. 14 against the Chicago Bears, following the team’s season opener in Dallas on Sept. 7.

The final game to ever be played at Candlestick will be held on July 12 with 49er favorites Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Roger Craig and Dwight Clark taking on NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino from the Miami Dolphins and other all-stars in a “Legends of Candlestick” flag football game.

Ahead of the legends’ game, San Francisco police will take on the city’s Fire Department.

The game is part of the city’s Recreation and Park Department’s “Last Summer at the Stick” series.

Tickets for the all-star flag football game will be available starting May 10 at Tickets range from $30 to $50.

anon April 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Will he play for longer than the 30mins the Beatles played?

RanchgirlCA April 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Nice that he will be the last concert. What sounds great is that football game.

ANON April 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I was there in 1966 -way too short
everyone left at the same time– few gates were open – not planned well

You will NOT be able to get a seat-they will be sold out – stay home & smoke weed..its what you do anyway

Wizard April 24, 2014 at 12:51 PM

I can’t wait to see Paul’s concert, the football games were a sight to see; one after another. Too Bad for the Candlestick!

A ray ... April 24, 2014 at 12:55 PM

anon, a ray of sunshine. as always.

Rose April 24, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Can’t wait for this concert…at Candlestick. Love it!

anon April 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

A half hour is plenty for the old man.

Aunt Mary April 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Why McCartney? Why not somebody connected to SF or the 49ers and Giants? At least somebody from the Bay Area. There are many fine entertainers from the local area.
Nothing against McCartney but he wouldn’t be my choice.

Connie Dobbs April 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

The Beatles’ last concert was at Candlestick Park.

mutts April 24, 2014 at 3:26 PM

So what.

ANON April 24, 2014 at 4:13 PM

“A half hour is plenty for the old man.”

The F*** it was–it was a rip off–but it was the last time all 4 were in America

Connie Dobbs April 24, 2014 at 6:18 PM

#7 Fine, then. We’ll get Huey Lewis. What a draw he’ll be.

Boomer April 24, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Who cares.I would rather Burton Cummings and The Guess Who show up.

mika April 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM

And this has what to do with Claycord?

Suzie April 24, 2014 at 9:52 PM

luv u uncle, cousin, brother!

Mac April 25, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Hope you`ll be able to hear the music better then you could the first time

Shelly April 25, 2014 at 8:27 AM

The Fab Four were…. FABULOUS! Sir Paul…. meh, pretty good. I’d pay to see him if I had a lot of money.

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