SAN FRANCISCO -- The extent of the damage caused to Candlestick Park by Tuesday's earthquake was to be determined Wednesday, along with the prospect as to whether the World Series could be resumed in the Giants' ballpark.
Candlestick was damaged in at least two areas, and people were seen taking home pieces of the stadium as they exited the park.
The most serious damage appeared to occur in section 51, located in the upper deck in the center field area. A 6-inch wide crack ran through the entire section, which contains about 2,000 seats.
A stairwell also collapsed in section 53 nearby.
In Section 51, the cement facing came off, not the steel and concrete structure.
There were no reported injuries in the park, where 62,000 people were to gather for the start of Game 3 between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics. Oakland leads the Series 2-0.
Baseball officials were to assess the situation when the sun came up, and to see if Candlestick was usable for the Series. If Candlestick was determined to be unsafe, it was possible that the Oakland Coliseum across the bay would be used for the remainder of the Series.
Other possibilities were to move the World Series south to Los Angeles or San Diego.
The San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League have a game scheduled Sunday at Candlestick against the New England Patriots. Team officials said they may move this game to Stanford, site of the 1984 Super Bowl.