In the last few seasons the 49ers played at Candlestick Park, I got into the gate for roughly $50 per game. The swarms of ushers and ticket-checkers customary at modern professional sports games were conspicuously absent at the old concrete bowl, and so by the end of the 2013 regular season, I’d found a permanent…
The San Francisco 49ers secured a new stadium in Santa Clara on the condition that taxpayer dollars not be spent on NFL games or private events. But two years after Levi’s stadium opened, Santa Clara mayor Lisa Gillmor has concerns that the city is not being properly reimbursed for expenditures and is getting less…
Players on both Super Bowl teams were slipping and sliding on Levi’s Stadium’s notoriously bad turf, but this video, of Michael Oher being pushed backward despite having his feet planted, is especially comical:
Earlier this week, the San Francisco 49ers cancelled a planned sleepover at Levi’s Stadium for the top cookie sellers from Girl Scout troops around Northern California. As a reward for selling the most cookies, the scouts were going to spend the night of May 14 eating pizza and watching a movie on the jumbotron. But…
Members of the media got to poke around Levi’s Stadium yesterday, and watched the grounds crew paint the various logos on the field. But a couple of particularly observant folks noticed a minor screw-up.
The terrible condition of the 49ers’ field was a running story throughout last year’s training camp, forcing the team to tear up the turf and completely replace it after just two preseason games. The grass is just as bad this year, and may have played a role in the Niners cutting short last night’s practice.
The San Francisco 49ers have their shiny new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, but they want more. (NFL teams are never satisfied and will run over your grandmother with a steamroller if it means just one more square foot of space in their stadium.) The 49ers are offering $15 million for 10 acres of nearby land currently…
Roger Goodell has reportedly had a last-minute change-of-heart about attending tonight's 49ers home opener, despite having had his appearance scheduled for a couple years.
Candlestick's out and Levi's Stadium has been officially christened as the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. The brand-spanking-new site is all kinds of wired up and ready to receive upwards of 70,000 smartphone-wielding fans. I went behind the scenes to see how the tech has come together. Are you ready for…
In the above photo, taken by @eperlin on Instagram, you see what the field at Levi's Stadium looks like this at this very moment. That is not good.
Levi's Stadium has hosted two sporting events in its young life—one of them a football game—and drastic changes are already needed. After a practice in which multiple players went down and Jim Harbaugh pulled his team off the field, the 49ers decided to remove and replace a massive strip of sod.
Yesterday saw the 49ers' very first game at their new home, Levi's Stadium, and if you had to pick one quote from a fan to summarize the tens of thousands of opinions out there, it'd be the one the Chronicle got from one season-ticket holder: "I live in San Francisco, so it's a little far. But this is really nice."
Brand-new Levi's Stadium will play host to the latest edition of the NHL's Stadium Series, with the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks meeting in Santa Clara on Feb. 21.
A truck driver was killed early this morning at Levi's Stadium, scheduled to open next fall as the new home of the 49ers. The man died after being crushed by rebar he was unloading, according to the contractor. It's the second jobsite fatality in four months.
At the NFL spring meetings in Boston this afternoon, owners voted to award Super Bowls L and LI—in 2016 and 2017—to the Bay Area and Houston. That leaves Miami as the only finalist to go home empty-handed. Should've paid for those stadium renovations, South Florida!
The 49ers just announced a naming rights deal for their new Santa Clara home, opening in 2014. $220 million over 20 years gets you "Levi's Stadium." The CEO of Levi Strauss, at this morning's press conference, actually said "Win one for the zipper." Christ.