SFMTA Encourages Fans to Take Muni to San Francisco 49ers Football Games
Release date: August 9, 2012
*** Press Release ***
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the City, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), encourages fans to take Muni to this season’s San Francisco 49ers home games. The 49ers will play 10 home games this year at Candlestick Park between Friday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 30. The San Francisco 49ers will host their first home pre-season game on Friday, against the Minnesota Vikings starting at 6 p.m. at Candlestick Park.
Motorists should expect delays on all bridges and freeways leading into San Francisco for at least two hours before the start of the game and for at least two hours after the end of the game. The I-280 freeway may be preferable to U.S. 101 for those not attending the game. Fans attending the games are encouraged to take public transportation. For more information, please visit www.sfmta.com/football.
On game days, Muni offers several ways to get to Candlestick Park from locations throughout San Francisco. There are four Muni Express routes and two Shuttles.
The Muni Express route is Special Event Fare Service
Muni monthly pass, Passport or CityPass Special Event Add-on fare: $8 roundtrip (adult and discount pass holders)
The Candlestick Shuttles are regular fare service, $2 adult per trip and $.75 for youth/senior/disabled per trip.
In order for Clipper customers with a monthly pass to obtain the add-on fare discount, at least $8 in cash value must be loaded to their Clipper cards prior to boarding the special event Muni service.
Customers can load their cards online at www.clippercard.com (please allow at least five days for processing), or at one of the participating Clipper vendors or ticket vending machines in a Muni Metro station. Please go to www.sfmta.com for fare details.
For service to and from the game, T Third customers should transfer at the Gilman/Paul station to the 87 Candlestick Shuttle, which operates directly between the station and Candlestick Park.
On Friday, August 10, Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance. SFMTA staff will sell Muni fares from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the following locations:
79X Candlestick Express Re-route
The southbound 79X Candlestick Express, which provides express service to the 49ers game from downtown, will be re-routed all season due to Central Subway construction on Stockton and 4th streets. Customers traveling to the game can board the 79X Candlestick Express at the following locations:
The southbound buses will then travel express to Candlestick Park from 5th and Folsom. Northbound buses will remain on their regular route.
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