When the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys get together, great things happen.
The long-time NFL rivals, who have won a combined 10 Super Bowls and faced each other in six NFC championship games, renew their series on Sunday at Candlestick Park at 1:05 p.m. It will be the first meeting between the two teams at Candlestick Park since 2005.
Fans entering the stadium will receive free 49ers flags courtesy of game sponsor Ticketmaster, the Official Ticket Exchange of the NFL.
The 49ers and Cowboys met in one of the greatest NFC Championship games ever played 30 years ago at Candlestick Park. That historic game ended on a play simply known as “The Catch,” a Joe Montana to Dwight Clark touchdown pass with 58 seconds remaining to give the 49ers a 28-27 victory. The 49ers went on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals for their first of five Super Bowl titles. Clark has been selected as the honorary captain for this Sunday’s game. He and his teammate from that great team, Dwight Hicks, will sign autographs at the Verizon Gate starting at 11:30 a.m.
The 49ers Faithful are invited to remember that game and celebrate this great NFL rivalry by creating a “Red Out” at Candlestick Park. Fans are asked to show their team pride and turn “The Stick” into a sea of red. New 49ers gear is available this week at a 15% online discount through SHOP49ERS.COM. Use the special code REDOUT11 (offer valid through Sept. 18).
To honor the 1981 championship season, fans will be treated to an 80’s nostalgia theme. Legendary rock band Cheap Trick will perform the national anthem. Cheap Trick has sold over 20 million albums, has 29 movie soundtrack credits and produced such great hits as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” “The Flame” and “The Dream Police.”
An 80’s music medley will be performed at halftime by local band Wonderbread 5. Gold Rush will wear 80’s throwback uniforms during their performances and fans with the best 80’s costumes will win prizes in the Grand Plaza during pregame festivities.
Fans are also invited to participate in the Children’s Books Community Drive sponsored by U.S. Bank. Books will be accepted at the gates of Candlestick Park before the game.
The Safeway Game Day Experience for the ultimate free VIP tailgating experience will take place prior to the game. The Safeway Game Day Experience is an 18,000-square-foot party featuring a 3D sports den, media room airing live football games from across the country, Safeway food and beverages, games and prizes. Safeway Game Day Experience is free and open to fans of all ages beginning at 10 a.m. in the north parking lot of Candlestick Park near the Verizon Gate.
The 49ers opened the 2011 season with a thrilling 33-17 win over NFL West rival Seattle last Sunday.
Tickets for the Dallas game are available via Ticketmaster.com in the following ways:
- Season tickets that include Dallas and all remaining home games. Purchase season tickets at 49ers.com or by calling the 49ers directly at 415-GO-49ERS (464-9377.)
- A limited number of single game tickets will be periodically released this week for purchase through Ticketmaster. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
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