Candlestick staff to remain through closing events

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, a field wall reads "Farewell Candlestick Park" below seating by the scoreboard at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are about to play their last football game at the stadium they have called home since 1971. Candlestick Park was also the home of the San Francisco Giants from 1960-1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg

January 22, 2014 2:42:22 PM PST
It seems "The Stick" is going to stick around awhile longer.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that San Francisco Recreation and Park Department officials plan to keep the Candlestick Park's staff of 15 while they work to secure a series of closing events.

Officials told the Chronicle there is nothing to announce yet, but said they are considering exhibition soccer matches and celebrity games featuring past 49ers and Giants stars, as well as a community day open house.

Their biggest hope is a farewell concert starring Paul McCartney late in the summer or early in the fall.