SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — Entering their final season at Candlestick Park, the San Francisco 49ers have announced that the team has sold out season tickets for 2013.
The stadium first hosted NFL games in 1960, when the Raiders used it for their final three home games of the regular season and their entire 1961 home schedule. The venue on the western shores of San Francisco Bay has been the home of the 49ers since 1971, when the franchise moved to the multi-sport facility after spending more than two decades at Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park.
In 2014, the 49ers will move to a $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara that could host the Super Bowl in 2016. In late-May, NFL owners will choose between the Bay Area and Miami as the host for Super Bowl. The new stadium in Santa Clara may have an advantage because of South Florida’s organizers’ reluctance to agree to a host of financial rollbacks from the NFL.
During the 49ers’ final season at Candlestick Park, the team will celebrate its time at the stadium with a “Farewell to Candlestick,” campaign that will include the Top 10 moments at the venue.
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