A Beatles fan said Tuesday he is asking fellow fans worldwide to flood San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee with letters to get the city to make a permanent tribute to Candlestick Park, the site of the Beatles’ last scheduled concert. The stadium is scheduled to be demolished in 2014 and replaced by a shopping center.
In an email sent Tuesday, Harold Montgomery wrote, “They are going to demolish Candlestick Park!!! Please help keep the historical Candlestick memory alive! Send a letter or email to the Mayor NOW. Please don’t let this San Franciscan landmark go unremembered.”
Montgomery says he’d like to see the plaque inside the venue posted on the site of the shopping center that will replace it. He says he also like to see a section of four seats from the stadium saved and put in a museum.
“I know Liverpool regrets tearing down their most famous site (Cavern) now,” he told us. “I’m not pushing for the venue to be saved. That’s like beating a dead horse, but there must be some sort of historical marker or some artifacts from the venue to be preserved for San Francisco history preserved. The Beatles Story in Liverpool has eight seats from Shea in the museum.”
Montgomery said he was motivated by Tuesday’s news that Super Bowl L would be played at the San Francisco 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara.
“Candlestick Park has significant status as a landmark! Come on it’s where the Beatles last played live!,” he said.
You can write to Mayor Edwin M. Lee at San Francisco City Hall, Room 200, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA. Telephone: (415) 554-6141. Fax: (415) 554-6160. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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