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Saying Goodbye to Candlestick Park

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    The jersey of San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana hangs above lockers in the 49ers locker room at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Chairs are lined up on countertops in the football press box as a group tours the field at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    The players' entrance at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    A base signed by members of the San Francisco Giants baseball team hangs on a wall in Candlestick Park's chief engineer's office next to a 1960s photograph of the stadium in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Light falls on a winch below a retractable section of seating at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    A reporter makes his way into the visitor's locker room during a tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    A faded SF logo on a towel bin sits near the showers inside the San Francisco 49ers locker room at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    On deck circles for the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics hang on the wall of a maintenance shop at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    A field wall reads "Farewell Candlestick Park" below seating by the scoreboard at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    A number of plants grow beneath the stands at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    A plaque honoring San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh is displayed at the end of a tunnel going from the 49ers locker room to the field at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999.
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    A stairway leads up to a training room inside the San Francisco 49ers locker room at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    A stairwell leads down to the lower stands at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    A tunnel connects the San Francisco 49ers locker room to the field at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Plants grow through cracks in the lower seating at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Chief engineer shows reporters the spot where San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark made "The Catch" at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Reporters, left, are shown the spot where San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark made "The Catch" during a tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Bob Mallamo, the San Francisco 49ers locker room manager gestures while leading a tour of the visitors locker room at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Hidden beneath the stands is the out-of-town scoreboard used during San Francisco Giants baseball games at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Crews clean a seating area below the press box at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Photographs of "The Catch," left, and San Francisco 49ers Hall-of-Famers Joe Montana (16) and Ronnie Lott (42) hang on a wall inside The Stadium Club at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Cracks and leaks are seen alongside pipes in the ceiling of a tunnel that goes from the San Francisco 49ers locker room to the field at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    Large photographs of Joe Montana, John Brodie and Gene Washington hang on a wall at The Stadium Club at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    A row of training tables are shown in a small room adjacent to the visitors locker room at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    The jerseys of San Francisco 49ers quarterback greats John Brodie, Y.A. Tittle and Joe Montana hang above lockers in the 49ers locker room at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    A large image showing San Francisco 49ers greats including Jerry Rice and Joe Montana is shown near a hallway leading to luxury boxes at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last NFL football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)