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NFL legend, Joe Montana, is set to play in the final game at his old stomping ground, Candlestick Park.

The hall of fame quarterback, will face up against another legendary quarterback in Dan Marino, before the San Francisco 49ers move stadiums.

Montana will headline the flag football game on the 12th of July, as he leads a team of fellow 49er legends in Jerry Rice, Roger Craig and Dwight Clark, among others, against Marino's 'NFL All-Star team' that has yet to be announced.

The rematch will be a hotly contested affair against the two premier quarterbacks of the 1980s.

Montana begun his career at the 49ers in 1979, eight years after they relocated from the vibrant Kezar stadium to Candlestick, and he played his home matches at the 'stick for 13 out of his 15 pro-seasons.

Amongst his many career highlights, the pinnacle has to be his triumph over the young prodigy Dan Marino, at Super Bowl XIX. As his San Francisco 49ers defeated Marino's Miami Dolphins.

At Superbowl XIX, Montana threw for three touchdowns and completed 24 out of his 35 passes, setting a Super Bowl record for most passing yards (331). This earned him his second out of three Super Bowl MVPs, and widespread praise of being perhaps the greatest quarterback of all-time.

Montana was unable to attend the final game at Candlestick Park in week 16 of last season, that saw linebacker NaVorro Bowman's history-sealing touchdown return, so this will act as his own goodbye to his spiritual home.

Paul McCartney has also announced he will play the final concert at the 'Stick, in August, a fitting tribute as the Beatles held their final concert in San Francisco in 1966.

The 49ers are set to move into their new home, Levi's Stadium for the start of the new season, with its capacity of up to 75,000 people. 

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