NFL: Candlestick Park to play host to last game

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San Francisco’s Candlestick Park will hold its final game tonight when the 49ers face the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football.

The now-dilapidated stadium leaves quite a legacy: a run of 49ers Super Bowl-winning teams; baseball greats such as Willie Mays and home run king Barry Bonds; the 1989 earthquake that interrupted the World Series against Oakland; unpredictable, swirling winds off the bay; and even The Beatles’ farewell concert.

Receiver Dwight Clark will be on hand tonight, recalling his memorable touchdown grab — known as “The Catch” — against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1982 NFC championship game that served as the springboard for the 49ers’ Super Bowl dynasty.

“This will be the last time I’ll be able to stand on that spot, as far as I know,” Clark said.

The 49ers will move into $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara as Candlestick waits out its implosion day, likely in late 2014.

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