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49ers Unveil New Look for Candlestick Park

Team Completes Work on long overdue repairs to Stadium, Focuses efforts on Improving the Game Day Experience for fans

Fans arriving at 49ers home games for the start of the 2008 preseason will be treated to several stadium enhancements designed to improve their game day experience. In addition to new improvements, fans will also be pleased to see the long-awaited return of the venue's original name, Candlestick Park, after a four-year hiatus.

"We're excited to welcome fans back to Candlestick Park, a name synonymous with some of the franchise's proudest moments," said Andy Dolich, Chief Operating Officer for the 49ers. "We hope our fans will enjoy the many improvements we've been working on over the past year."

To help ensure fans have an enjoyable and comfortable time at 49ers football games this year, Candlestick Park will now feature:

· New 42" flat screen TVs throughout the entire stadium – including the concessions stands – so fans don't have to miss a moment of the action on the field while away from their seats

· New LED screens encompassing sections of the stadium bowl to provide fans with important messages and updates on all NFL game scores

· Three new escalators to take fans to the upper deck, as well as three refurbished lower escalators with awnings that will help protect fans from inclement weather

· The new Absolut Gridiron Grill located on the Mezzanine Level complete with premium food and beverage service including a Bloody Mary Bar and Dungeness Crab Panini Sandwiches

· Decorative banners wrapping the exterior of the stadium and the entire field level to give a fresh new look to the 'Stick

· New direction and informational signage to help fans more easily find the restrooms, seating sections and other areas throughout the stadium

Because the 49ers are financing the upgrades and making improvements to the city-owned stadium at no upfront cost to the City of San Francisco, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has agreed to provide the 49ers with rent credits in exchange for long overdue stadium repairs and enhancements.

"Our faithful fans are our greatest asset and the reason why we're here," said Dolich. "We hope the changes we've made to Candlestick Park will help our fans get ready to put their game face on and cheer our team on to victory." 

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