Boomer to be part of Candlestick finale

Chris Berman does a stand-up report from "The Catch" game in 1982 at Candlestick Park. ESPN

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Chris Berman has a long history of reporting at important events at Candlestick Park, so it's natural that he would be in attendance for the final game at the stadium.

ESPN has switched its game plan to ensure Berman will be part of the coverage at the San Francisco 49ers' "Monday Night Football" game against the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 23. The network is switching Berman and Stuart Scott, making Berman the on-sight host, while Scott will be in Bristol, Conn., hosting "Monday Night Countdown."

Among the Candlestick events, Berman has covered "The Catch" in 1982, the Bay Area World Series and earthquake in 1989, the final Giants' game at Candlestick in 1999 and he hosted the public memorial service for Bill Walsh at Candlestick.

Berman will honor the stadium in his "2 Minute Drill" segment this weekend, including highlights of historic events that have taken place in the history of the stadium.