The last NFL game played at Candlestick Park consisted of a thrilling win by the 49ers over the Falcons on a Monday night. The last football game of any kind to be played there happens on Saturday, with slightly lower stakes.
Joe Montana and 62 other players will be participating in a flag-football game that Montana’s wife dubs the “Geriatric Bowl.”
“And it’s true,” a laughing Joe Cool told the San Francisco Chronicle. “The biggest expense we’ll have for this whole thing will be ice.”
Not all of them will need ice. Former Montana teammate Roger Craig has been keeping in peak shape.
“He is running marathons,” Montana said of Craig. “Marathons? Are you kidding me? I tell him anything over 2 miles, you better be arriving in a vehicle.”
It’s unclear how many fans will be arriving in vehicle or other modes of transportation for the last football game at Candlestick Park, especially since it will involve a bunch of guys just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory of the best of times for a 49ers franchise that still hopes the best is yet to come in the soon-to-be-opened Field of Jeans.