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Candlestick Park

The players' entrance at Candlestick Park in San Francisco is seen from outside the building. (Eric Risberg / The Associated Press)
This Oct. 14, 2012 file photo shows fans cheering at Candlestick Park during the first half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants. (Don Feria / The Associated Press files)
A stairwell leads down to the lower stands at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg / The Associated Press)
In this Sept. 25, 1981 file photo, police and security guards take a brawling baseball fan (centre) into custody as members of the Los Angeles Dodgers (lower right) are splashed with beer during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers' Reggie Smith (not shown) had gone into the stands and was ejected. The Giants and Dodgers and their fans have one of the longest and most passionate rivalries in American baseball, beginning with their first meeting as National League rivals in 1891 and following the move of both teams to California in the 1950s. (Robert H. Houston / the Associated Press files)
In this Aug. 22, 1965, file photo from Candlestick Park, San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal (27) swings a bat at Los Angeles Dodgers catcher John Roseboro (top left) as Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax (rear right) tries to break it up. (Robert H. Houston / The Associated Press files)
Candlestick Park is dimly lit during a power outage before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in December 2011. (Jeff Chiu / The Associated Press files)
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson takes the field during a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in August 2013. (Jerry Holt / Minneapolis Star Tribune / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers' Jewel Hampton (33) celebrates his fourth-quarter touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during a preseason game at Candlestick Park in August 2013. (Susan Tripp Pollard / Contra Costa Times / MCT files)
A second power outage occured during the second half of the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers in December 2011. (Josie Lepe / San Jose Mercury News / MCT files)
Michael Crabtree (15) of the San Francisco 49ers smiles as he runs in for a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter of their game at Candlestick Park in November 2012. (Jose Carlos Fajardo / Contra Costa Times / MCT files)
Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers waves a 49ers flag after they beat the St. Louis Rams 26-0 at Candlestick Park in December 2011. (Nhat V. Meyer / San Jose Mercury News / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) leaps over St. Louis Rams free safety Rodney McLeod (23) and St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) after a pass reception in the first quarter at Candlestick Park on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (Paul Kitagaki Jr. / Sacramento Bee / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin celebrates with fans after a ten-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers in September 2013. (Jose Luis Villegas / Sacramento Bee / MCT files)
The San Francisco 49ers enter the stadium before their NFC Championship game against the New York Giants at Candlestick Park in January 2012. (Josie Lepe / San Jose Mercury News / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis (85) climbs a television stand to celebrate his first-quarter touchdown against the New York Giants during their NFC Championship game in January 22 2012. (Nhat V. Meyer / San Jose Mercury News / MCT files)
Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (left) is congratulated by David Buehler after kicking the winning field goal against the San Francisco 49ers in a September 2011 game. The Cowboys won 27-24. (Ron T. Ennis / Fort Worth Star-Telegram / MCT files)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in September 2013. (Josie Lepe / Bay Area News Group / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers' Michael Crabtree (15) scores a third-quarter touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick Park in December 2012. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 27-13. (Susan Tripp Pollard / Contra Costa Times / MCT files)
Fans observe a moment of silence for Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, who passed away October 8, 2011, at a game the following day between the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Jose Carlos Fajardo / Contra Costa Times / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) scores a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter of a December 2012 game. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 27-13. (Nhat V. Meyer / San Jose Mercury News / MCT files)
An American flag unfurls on the field during to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks prior to the NFL season home-opener between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, September 11, 2011. (Ray Chavez / Oakland Tribune / MCT files)
The players' entrance at Candlestick Park in San Francisco is seen from outside the building. - (Eric Risberg / The Associated Press)
This Oct. 14, 2012 file photo shows fans cheering at Candlestick Park during the first half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants. - (Don Feria / The Associated Press files)
A stairwell leads down to the lower stands at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. - (Eric Risberg / The Associated Press)
In this Sept. 25, 1981 file photo, police and security guards take a brawling baseball fan (centre) into custody as members of the Los Angeles Dodgers (lower right) are splashed with beer during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers' Reggie Smith (not shown) had gone into the stands and was ejected. The Giants and Dodgers and their fans have one of the longest and most passionate rivalries in American baseball, beginning with their first meeting as National League rivals in 1891 and following the move of both teams to California in the 1950s. - (Robert H. Houston / the Associated Press files)
In this Aug. 22, 1965, file photo from Candlestick Park, San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal (27) swings a bat at Los Angeles Dodgers catcher John Roseboro (top left) as Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax (rear right) tries to break it up. - (Robert H. Houston / The Associated Press files)
Candlestick Park is dimly lit during a power outage before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in December 2011. - (Jeff Chiu / The Associated Press files)
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson takes the field during a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in August 2013. - (Jerry Holt / Minneapolis Star Tribune / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers' Jewel Hampton (33) celebrates his fourth-quarter touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during a preseason game at Candlestick Park in August 2013. - (Susan Tripp Pollard / Contra Costa Times / MCT files)
A second power outage occured during the second half of the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers in December 2011. - (Josie Lepe / San Jose Mercury News / MCT files)
Michael Crabtree (15) of the San Francisco 49ers smiles as he runs in for a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter of their game at Candlestick Park in November 2012. - (Jose Carlos Fajardo / Contra Costa Times / MCT files)
Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers waves a 49ers flag after they beat the St. Louis Rams 26-0 at Candlestick Park in December 2011. - (Nhat V. Meyer / San Jose Mercury News / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) leaps over St. Louis Rams free safety Rodney McLeod (23) and St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) after a pass reception in the first quarter at Candlestick Park on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. - (Paul Kitagaki Jr. / Sacramento Bee / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin celebrates with fans after a ten-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers in September 2013. - (Jose Luis Villegas / Sacramento Bee / MCT files)
The San Francisco 49ers enter the stadium before their NFC Championship game against the New York Giants at Candlestick Park in January 2012. - (Josie Lepe / San Jose Mercury News / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis (85) climbs a television stand to celebrate his first-quarter touchdown against the New York Giants during their NFC Championship game in January 22 2012. - (Nhat V. Meyer / San Jose Mercury News / MCT files)
Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (left) is congratulated by David Buehler after kicking the winning field goal against the San Francisco 49ers in a September 2011 game. The Cowboys won 27-24. - (Ron T. Ennis / Fort Worth Star-Telegram / MCT files)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in September 2013. - (Josie Lepe / Bay Area News Group / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers' Michael Crabtree (15) scores a third-quarter touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick Park in December 2012. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 27-13. - (Susan Tripp Pollard / Contra Costa Times / MCT files)
Fans observe a moment of silence for Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, who passed away October 8, 2011, at a game the following day between the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. - (Jose Carlos Fajardo / Contra Costa Times / MCT files)
San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) scores a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter of a December 2012 game. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 27-13. - (Nhat V. Meyer / San Jose Mercury News / MCT files)
An American flag unfurls on the field during to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks prior to the NFL season home-opener between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, September 11, 2011. - (Ray Chavez / Oakland Tribune / MCT files)

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