At the home stadium of Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California, fans and visitors to the stadium alike will notice multiple homages to the San Francisco 49ers. This home stadium is one of the most recognized, oldest and most iconic stadiums in all of professional sports. However, the one thing known more than the architecture and the history behind this stadium is the team that calls it home, the San Francisco 49ers. Th 49ers are part of the West Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) and have been part of the NFL since 1950. They first began as charter members of the All American Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL when the leagues merged in 1950.