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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

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

  • Adult fare: $12 roundtrip
  • Youth/Senior/Disabled fare: $10 roundtrip

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 (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 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:

  • Balboa Park BART Station
  • Sutter Street/Sansome Street

Pre-game Service:

  • 75X Candlestick Express – from Balboa Park BART
  • 77X Candlestick Express – from California and Van Ness
  • 78X Candlestick Express – from California and Funston
  • 79X Candlestick Express – from Sutter and Sansome
  • 86 Candlestick Shuttle – from Bacon and San Bruno
  • 87 Candlestick Shuttle – from Third Street and Gillman, T Third Station

Post-game Service:

  • 75X Candlestick Express – to Balboa Park BART
  • 77X Candlestick Express – to Van Ness and North Point
  • 78X Candlestick Express – to California and Funston
  • 79X Candlestick Express – to Kearny and Sutter
  • 86 Candlestick Shuttle – to Bacon and San Bruno
  • 87 Candlestick Shuttle – to Third Street and Gillman, T Third Station

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:

  • Sutter and Sansome
  • Sutter and Kearny
  • Mason and Geary
  • Cyril Magnin and Market
  • 5th Street and Mission
  • 5th Street and Howard
  • 5th Street and Folsom

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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