San Francisco is floating a plan to play one final Giants game at Candlestick Park to mark the 50th anniversary of the team’s move to Candlestick Park, but a price tag of at least $2 million will probably doom the endeavor.
Of course, it’s a little late in the season to be looking at moving a Giants game from AT&T Park — after all, 2010 is the anniversary year — but stranger things have happened. The idea is a little cool, especially during a Dodgers series. And Candlestick is still a functional facility, hosting San Francisco 49ers games.
Still, the price tag may be a little steep. The machinery used to reconfigure the seats for baseball haven’t been used since the Giants left in 1999, and the city’s Park and Rec department estimate it would take a half-million dollars to get it in working order (though that seems a little steep). Add the other costs of getting the old place ready for baseball, and you’re looking at $2 million just to launch things. Nostalgia does indeed have a price, but we’re guessing it’s a little steep for most San Francisco officials.
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