49ers selling the seats from Candlestick Park for $749 a pair
You people will throw lettuce and tomatoes at me for saying this -- but $749 for a pair of seats is actually a pretty sweet deal. The old Yankee Stadium seats went for $1200 - $1600. And these things can earn you a pretty handsome resale profit on eBay.
So San Francisco fans might want to consider that the 49ers are selling the seats from Candlestick Park for $749 a pair. The proceeds go to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department youth programs. According to a mailing, season ticket holders can purchase their specific seats.
It's one of the many ways that the 49ers are monetizing nostalgia for this stadium they cannot wait to get the hell out of.
Candlestick Park has been the 49ers' home since 1971, and also served as the home for MLB's San Francisco Giants from 1960-2000. You saw The Stick make cameo appearances in the 2011 Matt Damon thriller "Contagion" and the 1974 corrupt cop comedy "Freebie and the Bean". There was kind of a historic earthquake moment at Candlestick during the 1989 World Series.
There were more Monday Night Football games at Candlestick than any other NFL stadium. One of memorable Monday night game in 2011 had a power outage during the game.
These aren't the cheapest stadium seats out there. Back in 2007, the Detroit Tigers sold their seats for $279 a pair. In 2006,the Cardinals sold seats from the old Busch Stadium for roughly the same price.
All of these seats have gone up in value on the resale market.