Candlestick Park is shutting down for good, but not without a proper send off. Vic Tafur at SF Gate writes that Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and other NFL legends will converge at the ‘Stick for one last game on July 12th. Former 49er Roger Craig headed the efforts and it appears he’s lined up quite a roster.
There are 63 players currently on the 49ers Legends and All-Stars rosters – including Joe Montana, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Dan Marino, Tim Brown and Rod Woodson – and Craig said there is a waiting list.
Even more impressive than bringing back San Francisco legends is the way Craig landed big names like Marino and Tim Brown, even though they never played as 49ers. “They want to pay their respects to the Stick,” Craig said. “There were a lot of great, classic games played there.”
Preceding the Legends game will be a flag football match between the police and fire departments. “The loser has to serve dinner to the winner in that one,” Craig said. “That’s going to be a little more competitive than our game.”
There’s no word on whether or not a dinner bet is in effect for Joe Montana and Dan Marino as well.
Anyone interested can still purchase tickets for the event at Ticketmaster. Prices range from $30-$50 and the proceeds benefit select charities.