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49ers to spruce up Levi’s Stadium with ring of honor

A rendering of what the 49ers ring of honor may look like at Levi’s Stadium
A rendering of what the 49ers ring of honor may look like at Levi’s Stadium 49ers

Levi's Stadium, criticized for being too sterile, will begin paying more attention to the 49ers' gloried past.

During its state-of-the-franchise event Wednesday evening, the team revealed it will revive the ring of honor that decorated Candlestick Park but which, to the chagrin of fans, had been missing from Levi's Stadium.

Initial plans call for 26 famous 49ers to be honored on digital signage at the top of the suite tower on the west side of the stadium. A 27th name, former fullback Tom Rathman's, will be added when Rathman is inducted into the 49ers hall of fame during the season.

Additionally, the team is planning to install artwork in the concourse areas -- posters of the Super Bowls the 49ers have won and the team's greatest players -- in the concourse area. Team surveys showed that fans wanted the stadium to embrace its past more than it currently does.

"We want that concourse to be a museum of all the great history of the San Francisco 49ers," 49ers president Al Guido said.

Guido also announced the 49ers would honor former receiver Dwight Clark on Oct. 22 when they, appropriately, face the Dallas Cowboys. The team will recognize cancer awareness that day; Clark recently revealed he is suffering from ALS, an incurable neuro-muscular disease that impairs the muscles needed to move, speak, eat and breathe.

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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