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NFL Stadium Rankings: San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
Candlestick Park|Capacity: 70,207|Opened: 1960
OVERALL RANK
26
Candlestick Park
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Category Rank (1-32)
27
Affordability & Food
How would you describe the affordability of a trip to your hometown stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
18.3% 19.7% 48.6% 8.7% 4.8%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 NFL Rank NFL Average Ticket
$70.55 13.1% 19th $72.20
How would you rate the quality of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
13.2% 19.1% 40.2% 16.7% 10.8%
How would you rate the affordability of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
21.2% 29.1% 43.8% 2.5% 3.4%
Category Rank (1-32)
26
Tailgating
How would you rate the tailgating scene on game day?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
6.8% 12.6% 35.4% 29.6% 15.5%
On average, how much tailgating do you do for each game?
0-1 hours 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5+ hours
40% 32.2% 16.6% 6.3% 4.9%
Category Rank (1-32)
27
Team Quality
How would you rate the year-to-year quality of the home team's on-field performance?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
36.6% 42.6% 12.4% 7.4% 1%
Which player on your team is most worth paying to watch?
Frank Gore Patrick Willis J.T. O'Sullivan Nate Clements Vernon Davis
57.9% 28.9% 8.1% 1.5% 0.5%
Frank Gore
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Category Rank (1-32)
14
Stadium Atmosphere
How would you rate the Fan IQ of the home crowd?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
5.9% 6.4% 31% 33% 23.6%
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
3.4% 8.9% 43.8% 28.1% 15.8%
What is the worst incident you have witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself at the ballpark?
  • "The Eagles were visiting and a crazy Eagles fan threw a 49ers fan down the stairs and then got his head beat in after he did it."
  • "Traffic! It took four hours to get out of the parking lot."
  • "A female Cowboys fan was punched in the nose by male 49ers fan after a September 2005 loss."
  • "San Fran fans tend to be pretty easy on opposing fans, The worst thing about the 'Stick is bad for everyone -- its freezing cold, windy and smells like vomit."
What is your favorite memory from a game at the stadium?
  • "The Catch, Steve Young's run for a touchdown against the Vikings, Eddie, Jerry & Joe in the locker room, Sec 21 Seats 1-4, working sidelines for ESPN on Sunday night at the 'Stick, meeting Jim Brown and pissing in the dugout urinal where Willie Mays did."
  • "The 1995 NFC Championship game against Dallas (and I HATE Dallas): Those cocky Cowboys came in after saying how Larry Brown owned Jerry Rice the year before. We punched them in the mouth and got a 21-0 lead. Honestly it was the best day of my life. It felt better than beating the Chargers two weeks later to win our fifth Super Bowl."
  • "I will always remember my first game with my dad 20 years ago, sitting at the very top of the stadium in the fog on a Monday night."
Category Rank (1-32)
29
Accessibility
How would you rate the traffic to and from the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
45.1% 21.4% 27.7% 3.4% 2.4%
How would you rate the availability and cost of parking at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
34.6% 21.5% 33.2% 6.3% 4.4%
How would you rate the public transportation options?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
33.3% 23% 21.6% 12.7% 9.3%
 
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