Monday, May 7, 2012

And the Ballpark Is

So where were these pictures taken?


If you said Candlestick Park in San Francisco then you were correct.

This was the original configuration of Candlestick.  You can see the wraparound grandstands in left field and the three-pole light towers.

Candlestick was enclosed and enlarged during the 1971 season.  There are several '72 Topps cards that give you a look at the in-season construction.




It seems odd for so much work to be taking place during the baseball season.  Usually you'd see work like that during the off-season.  But I guess they wanted the extra seats ready for the '49er when they moved to Candlestick for the 1971 season.  That left the Giants a construction zone stadium for the '71 season.

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