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In-Depth Look at New San Francisco 49ers Stadium

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Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

The San Francisco 49ers official website has continued to give fans an insider view of Levi’s Stadium, which will open for professional football in just over two months when the Denver Broncos pay a visit in the first preseason game of the season. For the 49ers and their fans, this has been a long time coming. They go from one of the most rundown stadiums in all of professional sports to the single-most technologically advanced homes in the sports world. 

Time to send you off into an amazing gallery, mostly provided by 49ers.com, as we take you inside the newest stadium in professional sports.

Here is the site of the new stadium prior to the start of construction in June of 2012. It’s sits right next to Great America about 45 minutes from Candlestick Partk, the old home of the 49ers.

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The stadium started to come together extremely quickly and the parameters were set by March of last year.

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49ers.com

And by February of this year, the scoreboards were already installed and what was a pipe dream just a few years ago, became reality in Northern California.

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49ers.com

Later in February, the media was given a nice little tour of the stadium. The following pictures are from when it was about 80 percent complete.

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49ers.com: Anyone who has ever visited Candlestick welcomes the site of multiple entrances into Levi’s.

49ers.com: The Bourbon Steakhouse and Pub.

49ers.com: The Bourbon Steakhouse and Pub.

49ers.com: Another look.

49ers.com: Another look.

Every seat at Levi’s Stadium is expected to have Wi-Fi service. Think about that for a second.

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49ers.com

And on Monday members of the San Francisco 49ers toured the new stadium for the first time.

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49ers.com

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49ers.com

And here is what Levi’s is expected to look like when the Broncos come visiting in just over two months.

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49ers.com

Stadium Information

Cost: $1.2 billion

Capacity: 68,500

Square Feet: 1.85 million

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Levi’s Stadium will include a 27,500 square foot green roof. According to Yahoo, this is the first stadium to offer such an amazing change up from traditional sports venues.

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.

Levi’s will include Wi-Fi that enables over 60,000 fans to connect to the Internet simultaneously, watching replays immediately after they happen. There will be 18,000 feet of open plazas throughout the stadium, giving it more of an open feeling.

What’s so amazing about this stadium is just how environmentally friendly it is.

The 49ers also tout the 20,000 square feet of solar panels in and around the stadium. Over the entire year, energy collected from those panels will be slightly greater than what is used during all 10 home contests.

In fact, 49ers president Paraag Marathe had this to say…

If all we had was 49ers gamedays and nothing else in the stadium…we are completely powered by the sun.

Photo:  49ers.com

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi