In case you haven’t heard, on August 2, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA, Levi’s® Stadium will open. The new home of the San Francisco 49ers will be one of the world’s best outdoor entertainment and sporting venues. The $1.2 billion structure at nearly 1.85 million square feet, will seat approximately 68,500 people and will feature 165 luxury suites and 8 thousand five hundred club seats.
This new stadium is the next generation of sustainable design. A unique feature of the facility is the “green” rooftop, capping the suite tower, on the west side of the stadium. Three solar bridges will connect the main parking lot to the stadium. Complete with a fixed array of hundreds of solar panels. Tours are open to the public. More information can be found here. There are many Hotels near Levi's Stadium and we hope the Maple Tree Inn will be on your short list.
The first event at the new stadium will be the San Jose Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders on August 2nd. Tickets can be purchased here:
Or you may call the Earthquakes Front Office at 408-556-7700
The first 49er game will be against the Denver Broncos in a preseason matchup on August 17th.
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Regular season games start with the Chicago Bears on September 14th at 5:30 and will be televised on ESPN.
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2014 PAC-12. The stadium will host the Pac-12 Football Championship Game for the next three years. This year’s game will take place on Friday, December 5. Tickets are on sale now.
Info for single ticket sales is available here. Sign up for updates, as info will become available later in the summer. Or, if you are interested in becoming a Seat or Suite Holder please sign up or call 415-GO 49ers.
The Art Collection:
More than 500 photographs and over 200 original pieces will comprise the extensive Art Collection at Levi’s® Stadium
Twenty of twenty three original artists featured, are from California. The photographs in the collection are from the archives of the San Francisco 49ers team photographers. Additional contributions come from the San Francisco Chronicle and many local libraries and historic centers. No other multi-purpose venue contains the quantity and scope of original artwork.
This collection enhances the Stadium by creating a fully integrated visual experience for the fan. Life size portraits of 49er greats will be in good company next to unique sketches that celebrate notable regional figures such as John Steinbeck and Jack Kerouac. Visitors will also enjoy pieces from the timeless psychedelic images of the storied Fillmore Music Hall.
The Collection at Levi’s® Stadium was curated in partnership with Tracie Speca-Ventura of Sports & the Arts (SATA), a woman-run small business in CA.
Setting a new standard for recycled water use: Following final testing by the City of Santa Clara Water and Sewer Utilities, Levi’s® Stadium has been connected to the city’s recycled water system, making it the first stadium in California to utilize a drought-proof water source. This milestone brings Levi’s® Stadium one step closer to a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
Recycled water will be used at Levi’s® Stadium for playing field irrigation, the green roof, restroom toilets, and cooling towers. Other stadiums in the U.S. are plumbed for recycled water use, but none are using it to the extent and in the myriad of ways as Levi’s® Stadium. Recycled water will account for about 85 percent of all water used.
The recycled water system will be a key element in the quest to make Levi’s Stadium the greenest stadium in the country and the first NFL stadium to open with a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.
“With California experiencing historic drought conditions, the timing couldn’t be better to showcase the benefits of using recycled water whenever and wherever possible,” said San Francisco 49ers Vice President of Stadium Operations Jim Mercurio. “Fans visiting the stadium will become more aware of the importance and viability of incorporating recycled water to encourage a sustainable Bay Area water supply.”
The City’s Recycled Water System is a cooperative venture of the City of Santa Clara, South Bay Water Recycling; the regional wholesaler of recycled water, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
As you take in an event at the new stadium, know that behind the scenes, efforts are in place to have as little impact on the environment as possible.
Job creation is expected to impact the local community greatly and the application process is online at: http://www.levisstadium.com/employment/
Congratulations to the San Francisco 49ers and the city of Santa Clara, CA.