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49ers To Sell Candlestick Park Seats, With Special Price For Season-Ticket Holders

49ers season-ticket holders will have the chance to buy their old Candlestick Park seats "for $649 a pair," with proceeds set "to be split" between the team and the S.F. Recreation & Park Department's youth recreation programs, according to Matier & Ross of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Fans can only order pairs of seats, "not singles, because the seats share arm rests." S.F. Recreation & Park Department Dir of Policy & Public Affairs Sarah Ballard said that the department gets 70% of the proceeds and the 49ers get the rest. In all, 23,000 pairs of seats will be available, which works out to a potential $10.5M "budget infusion for Rec and Park" and $4.5M for the 49ers (S.F. CHRONICLE, 11/6). In San Jose, Mike Rosenberg notes starting Dec. 9, the general public "can start buying whatever seats are left over -- for $749." Most teams "that have offered similar deals have sold about 15,000 seats at most." 49ers VP/Stadium Operations & Security Jim Mercurio said that other commemorative items from the stadium "might be sold over the next few months but that they wanted to get the big-ticket item on the market in time for the holiday gift rush" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 11/6).
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