The San Francisco 49ers welcome the Los Angeles Rams to Levi’s Stadium this Sunday, and it will be a big day for the 49ers organization. It is the organization’s annual Alumni Weekend, and they will unveil statues outside of Levi’s Stadium of Joe Montana and Dwight Clark to commemorate The Catch.
The statues will each weigh 350 pounds and be placed 23 yards apart, which is how far apart they were for the play on January 10, 1982. Clark’s figure will have his hands outstretched and be extended 11 feet in the air.
The 49ers players will also be wearing their new white throwback uniforms, introduced in May. The throwbacks honor the 1994 Super Bowl-winning squad, many of whom will be on hand for the game.
The statue unveiling is taking place at 9:30 a.m. for the 1:25 p.m. game. The 49ers-Rams game was originally scheduled for Sunday Night Football, but the 49ers poor start to the season after losing Jimmy Garoppolo resulted in a change. It could still be a fun game, but the NFL decided Bengals-Chiefs made more sense. It’s disappointing, but not surprising.
In August, 49ers president Al Guido posted a rendering of the statues. We’ll have more pictures on Sunday.
If our memories of Dwight Clark are not big enough, @49ers new memorial to #87 & The Catch features DC @ 120% of life size, weighing approx. 350 lbs. & standing 7' tall. Fitting for a man who was a true giant w/ a heart to match, dedicated to his teammates thru @goldenheartfund pic.twitter.com/M7KiSGXIgo— Al Guido (@AlGuido) August 8, 2018