The San Francisco Giants baseball team announced July 25 that it is selling off the original orange and red seats from Candlestick Park, the venue where the Beatles played their final ticketed concert in 1966. The Giants played at the stadium from 1960, when it opened, to 1999. Paul McCartney will play the final concert at the stadium on Aug. 14.
The team says the stadium seats will be sold for $759 for a two-seat block, which includes a $10 handling fee. The seats will be removed from the park and shipped with brackets to allow the seats to be free standing. They will be sent by Federal Express 6 to 8 weeks after purchase.
The stadium capacity was somewhere around 42,000 in 1966 when the Beatles played there. It was later expanded and now can seat around 69,000 fans.
The team also said that for prices starting at $1,250 plus the $10 handling fee, fans can order the seats autographed by two Bay Area sports legends players from either the Giants or the San Francisco 49ers football team. The 49ers also played at Candlestick Park from 1971 to 2013. A final exhibition touch football game by former members of the team was played there earlier this month.
The signing pairings available are Giants players/broadcasters Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper ($1,250 plus handling), Giants players Will Clark and Willie McCovey ($2,000 plus handling), 49ers Joe Montana and Dwight Clark ($2,500 plus handling) and also Giants Willie Mays and Willie McCovey ($3,000 plus handling).
Finally, for $3,500 (plus handling) both Willie Mays and Joe Montana will sign your Candlestick seats. Shipping is included in the price of the seats, autographed or not. The team said other sports legends may be added later. (And no, Paul McCartney's signature is not available.) The autographs will be authenticated by Major League Baseball.
Proceeds from the sale of the seats will benefit SF Recreation and Park's Scholarship Fund providing recreation programming to all children and families in San Francisco. Ordering and information can be found on the San Francisco Giants website.