San Francisco names streets after Montana, Rice, Clark

Posted: 25/04/2017 in NFL, Sports
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The neighborhood being built on the former grounds of Candlestick Park will honor some of the best San Francisco 49ers to ever play at the site.

At a ceremony at city hall on Sunday, former Niners greats were awarded with street names in the new community that will feature more than 7,000 homes.

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana was presented with a sign that read “Joe Montana Drive,” but he asked for the honor to be revised to include his former wide receiver Dwight Clark, who is currently battling ALS. Montana asked for the street name to be called “Montana-Clark Drive.”

“When his name goes up on here, they could lower the speed limit. Because we know Dwight wasn’t very fast,” Montana quipped to Clark and the assembled crowd, Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Other streets in the community to be named after 49ers include “Jerry Rice Road,” “Edward J. DeBartolo Way” (for the team’s former owner), and “Carmen Policy Avenue” (for the former team executive).

The 49ers played at Candlestick Park from 1971 to 2013.

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