San Francisco Sports Legends Honored with Street Signs – NBC Bay Area

Candlestick Park may be a distant memory, but the names of sports legends who made it an iconic fixture will live in a future development on where the stadium once sat.

Household names from the 49ers and Giants, such as Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Orlando Cepeda and Juan Marichal, were honored Sunday afternoon with street signs that will soon be erected in a new neighborhood on top of the demolished stadium.

The private dedication ceremony, which took place at San Francisco City Hall, also dedicated street names to Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Bill Walsh, Carmen Policy, Ronnie Lott and Barry Bonds.

Officials say the ground work has been laid for the future development but did not provide specific details or a timeline on the project.

Candlestick Park was home to the Giants and 49ers for roughly five decades. It closed its gates in 2014 before being torn down.

Joe Montana accepts his street sign in San Francisco. (April 23, 2017)

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