Entering the San Francisco 49ers final season at Candlestick Park, the team announced that they had sold out season tickets for 2013. With just three home games left at The Stick, 49ers tickets are in high demand. The storied venue that opened as a baseball-only facility will be demolished following the Niners 2013 campaign; but moments that took place there, never will. The stadium is home to “The Catch” and “The Catch II” referring to Joe Montana’s pass to Dwight Clark for the game-winning catch in the endzone against the Cowboys in the 1981 NFC Championship game and Terrell Owens 25-yard touchdown catch between four defenders in the 1999 NFC Wild Card win over the Packers.
San Francisco will play their final regular season game on the same field December 23, in a Monday Night Football meeting against the Atlanta Falcons. Back on July 19, tickets to the NFC Conference Championship rematch averaged $293. At the start of the regular season, that price tag had increased 10% and was the most expensive home game of the year at The Stick. At that time, many felt that the regular season finale would have playoff implications come December as each team was expected to contend for their Division title. Now 2-9, the Falcons have been mathematically eliminated from the playoff picture, locking in their first losing season since 2007. However, despite the lackluster opponent in Week 16, interest to attend the final game at a place the 9ers have called home since 1971, continues to increase. Today, you’ll pay an average price of $377 to watch the historic game in the City. While it is no longer the highest priced game at Candlestick this season (prices to watch the Seahawks two weeks prior are up 74% since the start of the season), it is the best-selling MNF game in 2013 on the secondary market. For the record books, the Niners are 23-11 on Monday Night Football at Candlestick.
Should the Niners earn a berth in the postseason, they could potentially host game(s) at Candlestick; the stadium has hosted the most playoff games in NFL history. If the playoffs started today, San Francisco would be a sixth seed and would not host a playoff game at home. However, there is a lot of football left including three division games, one against Division leaders Seattle; Michael Crabtree is probable to play next week, while Tarell Brown and Ray McDonald are expected back from injury.
If history is to repeat itself, the odds are the Niners will get the Monday Night Football win in the last regular season game in the Bay. While there is so much to look forward to with the new Levi Stadium, so many memorable moments took place in Candlestick. Spending the evening in a stadium seat next to other Niner faithful, reminiscing on your favorite memories and taking in the exact view that you’ve enjoyed all these years, is truly the best way to close this chapter in 49er history.
|Date||Time||Opponent||Cheapest Ticket||Avg. Price|
|12/01/13||1:05PM||St. Louis Rams||$147||$251|