In 2014 the San Francisco 49ers will unveil Levi's Stadium, their new, modern home. They extinguished the flame at Candlestick one last time Saturday during the Legends of Candlestick game.
And they did it in impressive fashion: Joe Montana hit owner Eddie DeBartolo for a touchdown to give the 49ers team a 45-40 victory over the All-Stars team.
More than 25,000 fans were in attendance for the final "game" at Candlestick, a flag-football affair that pitted 49ers legends against All-Stars from NFL history. (Dan Marino, Drew Bledsoe and Dave Krieg were the visitor quarterbacks.)
"It was so cool to see everybody, players you played with and some that you just met, and all the fans," receiver Dwight Clark said. "I tried to get in shape the last few months, but I kept pulling something or another. I feel like I am letting my teammates down."
Maybe that's why it wasn't Clark who Montana found in the end zone for a game-winning toss this time.
Instead, with Montana apparently wanting DeBartolo to be the last guy scoring points in Candlestick, he tried to find the former owner on the final play.
And like had so many times before, Montana delivered a touchdown in Candlestick, with DeBartolo being carried off by his team after the score.
"It's a dream come true to get everybody back here," DeBartolo said. "And have a fitting end to this stadium. It's a special place that has great, great memories for us that will last forever."