May 16, 2024 - Sports

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Seals Stadium


An aerial view of Seals Stadium in 1959. Photo: Duke Downey/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Before the days of Oracle Park and even Candlestick Park, the San Francisco Giants had a stomping ground in the heart of the city: Seals Stadium in the Mission.

Flashback: Seals Stadium, built in 1931, was located at Bryant and 16th streets.

  • It was originally home to minor league teams the San Francisco Seals and the Mission Reds.
  • The San Francisco Giants, in the ballclub's first season after relocating from New York, played its first game at Seals Stadium in April 1958.
  • Ahead of the completion of Candlestick Park, Seals Stadium was torn down after the Giants' second season in San Francisco ended in October 1959.
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Giants legend Willie Mays at Seals Stadium in 1957. Photo: Joe Rosenthal/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Today, the land that housed Seals Stadium is home to the Potrero Center, a shopping complex featuring Safeway, Petco, Sally Beauty and other retailers.


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