May 4, 2011

Past Venue: Kezar Stadium

San Francisco, CA

Year opened: 1925
Capacity: 59,942

Kezar Stadium, 1925-89

Pro football tenants:
San Francisco 49ers (AAFC/NFL), 1946-70
Oakland Raiders (AFL), 1960

Postseason games hosted:
AAFC First Round playoff, 49ers 17 Yankees 7, Dec. 4, 1949
NFL Western Conference playoff, Lions 31 49ers 27, Dec. 22, 1957
NFC Championship, Cowboys 17 49ers 10, Jan. 3, 1971

Other tenants of note:

Notes: Hosted annual city high school football championship (still played at reconstructed facility). Hosted annual East-West Shrine Game, 1925-42, 44-68. Dedication ceremony in 1925 featured a two-mile footrace between Finish runners Ville Ritola and Paavo Nurmi. Stadium also used for motorcycle and auto racing, rugby, baseball, and boxing.

Fate: Demolished in 1989 and reconstructed with significantly reduced capacity (9044).