December 23, 2013 was the final game of the 49ers regular season at Candlestick Park. It's because of the 49ers and their fan base that I am even in San Francisco working at the Chronicle. Leading up to the last game we knew we wanted to do something big to commemorate a park that has been a part of so many for years. I had the idea that we focus on the faces of the Forever Faithful. I thought it would be powerful to tile them across the page and really show who these people are that make up the most colorful and loud fan base int he NFL. I'm so thankful with the support of our D.O.P. and Managing Editors that my idea had the opportunity to come to life.
On Monday night, for the final game, I took a few extra minutes to enjoy the stadium I've come to know so well over the past two seasons. It truly has been an incredible ride.