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New 49ers Stadium in Santa Clara

The San Francisco 49ers are relocating to Santa Clara; their new stadium is being built and is on track to open for the 2014 season.

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The first piece of turf at the under-construction Levi’s Stadium was installed Thursday, the San Francisco 49ers announced.

Half of the required turf, six truckloads, was delivered Thursday morning and crews worked through the day to install it. Each roll of turf is 42 inches wide and about 100 feet long.

The remainder of the turf will be delivered Friday.

See photos of the project below:

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An artist’s rendering of the new Levi’s Stadium.
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There is a lot of hype surrounding the 49ers’ next season. Not only are they widely considered as Super Bowl contenders but after 42 seasons at Candlestick Park, the 49ers will be starting their first season at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara.

The 49ers have announced their preseason schedule, featuring four opponents from the AFC, throughout the month of August.

The first week’s match-up will feature the Baltimore Ravens. The two teams met in the Super Bowl just two seasons ago.

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The second week will mark Levi’s® Stadium first ever NFL game, and it will be against last year’s AFC Champions, the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning and the Broncos faced the 49ers at Candlestick in preseason last year, where their stingy defense led them to a 10-6 victory.

VIDEO: A Look Inside the New 49ers Stadium

Week 3’s game against the San Diego Chargers will be broadcasted nationally on FOX. It is the 28th consecutive year in which the two teams have met in the preseason. The 49ers lead the all-time preseason series 22-20, and last year defeated the Chargers 41-6 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

Levi Stadium Selected to Host Super Bowl L

The 49ers will then face the Texans in Houston for their final preseason matchup. The two teams have only faced each other in preseason twice before, and Houston has won both games.

Dates and times have only been set for all nationally televised NFL preseason games.

Greg Cotta filed this report.

Sports
03/28/14

Save the Date: Santa Clara Super Bowl Date Set

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The NFL will celebrate the Super Bowl’s golden anniversary game in 2016 at the new, yet-to-open Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

Friday morning the National Football League announced Super Bowl L will be played in Santa Clara on February 7, 2016.

In addition to the actual game, the week leading up to Super Bowl L will include public events and celebrations in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.

“Now the entire region can circle the date on our calendars and work together to produce a spectacular, efficient and safe Super Bowl experience,” Keith Bruce, CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee, said.

Levi’s Stadium is slated to open for its first event on August 2 for an MLS game between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders FC.

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PHOTOS: New 49ers Stadium in Santa Clara

 

We get a unique in-depth tour of the new Levi Stadium being built for the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara.

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The San Francisco 49ers played their final regular season game at Candlestick Park, and NaVorro Bowman’s 89-yard pick-six sent fans into a frenzy. FOX40′s cameras were there to capture the amazing play.

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The 49ers’ new home, as envisioned in a digital model.

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The 49ers will have a chance to play a hometown Super Bowl, as the NFL owners have voted for Levi Stadium to host Super Bowl 50.

Team owners made the vote in Boston Tuesday, as a part discussions on other league business.

Levi Stadium, the replacement for Candlestick Park, is expected to be open for the 2014 season.

Super Bowl 50 will be played in 2016. The Bay Area has hosted one Super Bowl in the past – 1985’s Super Bowl 29 at Stanford Stadium, which pitted the 49ers against the Dolphins. Joe Montana and co. emerged 36-16 winners that year.

The new stadium is about 40 miles southeast of old Candlestick Park.

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New 49ers Stadium Taking Shape

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05/08/13

New Home of 49ers: Levi’s Stadium

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An artist’s rendering of the new Levi’s Stadium.
Courtesy: 49ers

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As crews work to finish the new home of the 49ers, the name will belong to another San Francisco brand: Levi Strauss.

The clothing company announced Wednesday they are proposing a 20-year, $220 million naming rights agreement for the new Santa Clara stadium.

The team tweeted an artist’s rendering of the new Levi’s Stadium, which is scheduled to open Fall 2014.

Jed York, the CEO of the 49ers, says the partnership highlights both the team and the clothing company’s Bay Area roots.

“Levi’s jeans were designed for the 49ers during the gold rush. It was a good fit for them then & it’s a good fit today,” he tweeted.

Check out photos of the Santa Clara stadium here.

Sports
09/27/12

Photos: New 49ers Stadium

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Construction is humming along in Santa Clara on the new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers.

Dry weather, a dedicated crew and a six-day work week schedule is keeping everything on track for a 2014 opening.

Below are some photos from September 25th, when construction crews let the media walk around what will be the new stadium.

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09/26/12

New 49ers Stadium Taking Shape

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Construction supervisors are happy with the progress on the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara.

“It’s going extremely fast, extremely safe,” said Dave Masel, general superintendent.

Dry weather, a dedicated crew, and a 6-day work schedule are conspiring to keep the project on target for a 2014 completion.

“It has moved very quickly since the groundbreaking in April,” project executive, Jack Hill, said during a Tuesday afternoon news conference. “And so we just think it’s a great time to give the fans a view.”

With that, Hill and Masel escorted members of the press into the construction site Tuesday afternoon for a look at the progress.

Workers have laid more than 50 miles of pipe underground, poured 17,000 cubic yards of concrete, and drilled 3,000 foundation piles 55 feet into the ground. Eventually, 14,000 pieces of steel will support the stadium, many of which are already in place, hinting at the impressive size of the 1.85 million square foot stadium which will seat 69,000 fans.

By the time the project is finished, Hill estimates that 8,000 workers will have had a hand in it.

Turner/Devcon, a joint construction venture, is the company in charge of building the stadium.

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