On Saturday evening at an exclusive gala at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the San Francisco 49ers will pay tribute to Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr. for his achievements and contributions to the 49ers organization and will honor him by enshrining him as the first inductee to the Edward DeBartolo, Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the official cable television home of the San Francisco 49ers, will celebrate this historic event with a special edition of Chronicle Live from the Palace Hotel beginning at 8:00 p.m. 49ers Postgame Live's Gary Radnich and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown will co-host the program and will be joined by many legendary 49ers players, coaches and front office personnel.
At 9:00 p.m., following Chronicle Live, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will broadcast The Gold Standard: 49ers Edward DeBartolo Jr. Hall of Fame Induction, a one-hour program featuring highlights from the gala, including speeches from family, friends and former players, the formal induction ceremony, and DeBartolo, Jr.'s acceptance speech. The Gold Standard: 49ers Edward DeBartolo Jr. Hall of Fame Induction will replay later that evening (September 19) at 11:00 p.m., September 22 at 4:00 p.m., September 24 at 2:00 p.m., and September 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Many members of the 49ers family will be in attendance at the gala to celebrate DeBartolo, Jr.'s induction, including current team Owners Denise and John York, President Jed York, General Manager Scot McCloughan, Head Coach Mike Singletary, 49ers alumni Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott and more. The following day during the 49ers Sunday home opener against the Seattle Seahawks, the team will recognize DeBartolo, Jr. during a halftime ceremony.
SportsNet Central will present complete coverage of DeBartolo, Jr.'s Hall of Fame induction weekend, from the Palace Hotel gala to the halftime ceremony at the home opener, with interviews and testimonials, highlights from the Hall of Fame festivities, and a look back at the illustrious career of one of the most successful owners in professional sports.