The lights will be going out at (I Need A) Candlestick Park early, but fortunately not during a game between the 49ers and the Steelers.
Earlier this week, the powers-that-be in San Francisco officially allowed the team to ditch its lease at Candlestick Park prematurely. They’ll exit after 2013, and they’ll move into the new facility in Santa Clara in 2014.
The team will pay minimal rent in 2014 for the to-be-vacated premisew. The Niners also will make a $1 million donation to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.
Other concessions include an agreement that the 49ers and San Francisco will lead the effort to land a Super Bowl at the new venue.