49ers aiming to honor Candlestick's final year by winning it all

As far as 49ers receiver Kyle Williams is concerned, there's only one proper way for his team to bid farewell to Candlestick Park this season.

Winning it all.

The 49ers are considered an early favorite to return to the Super Bowl, and capturing the franchise's sixth Lombardi Trophy would add the ultimate final chapter to Candlestick's illustrious sports history.

Next season, the 49ers move into brand new Levi's Stadium, located next to the team's training complex in nearby Santa Clara. It will be pristine, hip and high-tech - everything that Candlestick isn't.

The stadium opened in 1960 for the Giants baseball team, and the 49ers moved there from Kezar Stadium in 1971. The facilities are outdated and the fan experience features long bathroom lines and traffic jams that make leaving games a headache.


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