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49ers’ Green Stadium Sets Them Gold Status - July 22, 2014
The 49ers have built the first sports stadium in the country to be awarded LEED Gold status upon completion, owner Jed York announced on Monday via Twitter. A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is recognized as the premier mark of achieving environmentally friendly architecture. The Ravens — whom the 49ers will visit next month — have the NFL’s only other LEED Gold building. They got it by retrofitting M&T Bank Stadium last year…Read more
Eight hundred and nineteen days after the 49ers, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority and its city celebrated the groundbreaking of Levi’s® Stadium, they reunited en masse to officially open their building.
Leaders from the football franchise, as well as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and local elected leaders were flanked by construction workers at the stadium’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Thursday morning. The workers, appropriately so, lined the red carpet at the building’s Dignity Health Plaza, wearing white T-shirts that read, “I Built Levi’s® Stadium.”…Read more
Levi’s® Stadium Technology’s ‘Ultimate Showroom’ - June 9, 2014
Silicon Valley finally has a sports address. It’s Levi’s Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers’ new $1.3 billion home in Santa Clara.
The facility, 45 miles south of San Francisco and 10 miles northwest of San Jose, will be a showcase for top technology brands in the Bay Area, some familiar to consumers and others that fly under the radar. It’s the result of the 49ers’ vision of developing a cutting-edge stadium and a marketing strategy for differentiating within an expanded tech category and allowing each company to tell its story at the 68,500-seat building…Read more
Nestled in Silicon Valley, a 27,000-square-foot green roof with 40 different species of local vegetation will rest atop the west side of the 49ers’ new home, one of the most technologically sophisticated stadiums ever built.
The living roof will serve as the most recognizable feature of Levi’s Stadium, which combines ecology and cutting-edge technology in a revolutionary way while embracing the Northern California culture…Read more
Stadium Field to Feature West Coast Turf’s Bandera Bermuda - April 16, 2014
The Santa Clara Stadium Authority and the 49ers have selected West Coast Turf’s Bandera Bermuda for the playing field at Levi’s® Stadium. Installation of 2.5 acres of sod is set to begin the morning of Thursday, April 17. Media will be invited for an up-close look at the new playing surface on Monday, April 21. Details regarding the media availability will be distributed at a later time.
“Once you step foot on newly planted grass within a newly built stadium the entire experience is suddenly a little more tangible,” said West Coast Turf’s local representative Greg Dunn…Read more
49ers Install NFL’s First Collapsible Field Goal Posts - March 7, 2014
Levi’s® Stadium has its field goal posts.
A crew led by 49ers director of engineering operations Pat Rogan and First Down Football Products president George Wiley installed the posts at San Francisco’s new Santa Clara home on Friday morning.
They are the first automatic, collapsible posts in the NFL…Read more
Steel Stadium to Feature Bamboo, Reclaimed and Unique Woods - Feb 24, 2014
Levi’s® Stadium is starting to look like a steel fortress.
So it’s funny how many different kinds of lumber are being rolled into the 49ers busy construction site.
On a recent tour, it was easy to notice walnut wood taking shape in the in-progress players locker room here and tulip wood lining the Legacy Club ceilings there.
Jack Hill, the team’s project executive, and Tambra Thorson, an interior designer for stadium architect HNTB and a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specialist, filled us in…Read more
The New Look of Levi’s Stadium - Feb 13, 2014
Levi’s Stadium opens this summer in Santa Clara and will instantly become one of the league’s most recognizable venues. The local media took a tour during construction this week. Inside there are notes about possible expansion, improvements from Candlestick and other features 49ers fans are sure to enjoy…Read more
18 Things We Learned about New Stadium - Feb 12, 2014
Before taking members of the 49ers media corps on a tour Wednesday afternoon, project executive Jack Hill compared Levi’s® Stadium to a house.
The walls are up, he said. The furniture’s coming in. A fresh coat of paint is on the way.
With the countdown clock ticking, San Francisco’s new Santa Clara-based home is about 80 percent complete and on track for its summertime ribbon-cutting.
Thanks to Hill and his de facto tour guides – president Paraag Marathe, chief operating officer Al Guido and public relations director Bob Lange – we at 49ers.com learned 18 things about the new ballpark…Read more
Red Flag at New Stadium… with Stars and Stripes - Feb 12, 2014
The story of the American flag flying high at Levi’s® Stadium is really a story about a local soldier.
And nobody knows where to find him.
I’m an ex-Navy SEAL, and I just want to let you know that I’m a veteran – your flag is ripped. Can you make sure it gets replaced pretty soon?
Dave Masel, stadium builder Turner Devcon’s general superintendent, is paraphrasing here, but this is the voice mail message he and his crew have received on occasion…Read more
49ers Stadium Builders Keep Eye on Countdown Clock - Feb 7, 2014
Time is running out.
A countdown clock ticking down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until July 11 sits on a desk right as you enter the portable offices of Levi’s® Stadium design-builder Turner Devcon; you can even see the not-so-subtle hint through the window.
Wait… why July 11?…Read more
First Grass Arrives at Stadium… in Sample Size - Feb 5, 2014
There’s a small patch of grass, only two square feet in size, sitting inside the portable construction offices outside Levi’s® Stadium. And it’s the same turf that will eventually cover the ground floor of the 49ers new home. Yes, as was the case for most of the team’s five-decade run at Candlestick Park, San Francisco will play its games on natural field. The grass, which started growing over a year ago at West Coast Turf in Livingston, Calif. will be cut into strips 42 inches wide and brought via refrigerated trucks to Levi’s® in April…Read more