49ers fans are bracing themselves for a big change ahead, as the Candlestick demolition has now been slated to happen in early 2014. The stadium has been home to the San Francisco 49ers for many decades, but it will be wiped away after the next season. NBC Sports shared the details on Feb. 6.
It seems that the Candlestick demolition schedule was debated for quite some time, and there was talk of letting the stadium sit empty for a while as development plans were put together. Instead, the city is moving ahead with the stadium demolition. The San Francisco 49ers will play the 2013 season at Candlestick Park, and the stadium will be imploded after the last home game of the season.
Yahoo! Sports notes that the Candlestick demolition will pave the way to a shopping district that will include residential living and office space. The 49ers will be moving to Santa Clara, and the Giants left Candlestick over a decade ago. The stadium holds memories of many iconic sports moments that took place there in its 53 years, and many fans are sad to hear it will soon be gone. At the same time, Candlestick Park has been the topic of many complaints over the years, though there is no doubt those in San Francisco will mourn the loss of this icon.
Will you be anxious to check out the new development that comes after the Candlestick demolition next year?