Oct 2, 2013, 3:47 PM PDT
The 49ers’ new stadium is going up so fast that it looks different at nearly every glance. Construction started in April of 2012, and thanks to over 5,000 individual workers operating massive pieces of construction equipment, the stadium is really starting to take shape.
On Tuesday, they placed the first of the 68,500 seats in the stadium. After holding a ceremony, 49ers project executive Jack Hill gave a special guided tour of the facility that included the main concourse, 49ers locker room, East Legends Club and field. Field of Teams documented the entire behind-the-scenes tour.
Levi’s Stadium will be one of the most high-tech stadiums in the world when it opens, but before the fancy gear can be implemented, the core work needs to be completed. Right now, the stadium is a shell of what it truly will become. Frames and structures are in place, but nothing is finished.
The construction is on schedule and expected to be finished well before the 2014 NFL season.
Once the project is complete, 49ers chief operating officer Paraag Marathe says that every fan in the stadium will be able to order anything from the restaurants or team shops and it will be delivered right to their seats. Every fan in the stadium will have high-speed internet that will allow fans to see which bathrooms and concession stands have the shortest lines, see video highlights and stats.
It is also the first professional stadium that will open with LEED certification. There will be a green living roof atop the suite level, and there are solar panels located above the walkways and bridges. The clean energy will offset the power used during game days.
Since the stadium is located close to neighborhoods and businesses, it is built to hold sound in and could be one of the loudest venues in the league. Look out Seattle.
Levi’s Stadium South Entrance:
Levi’s Stadium Lower Bowl:
Levi’s Stadium Main Concourse:
49ers Locker Room:
The East Legends Club:
Some of the finer details:
Field of Teams
Join us on the Field of Teams as we cover the fun, viral, sometimes even downright weird aspects of Bay Area sports, powered by Casey Pratt and the CSNBayArea.com staff.
Do you have a nugget for our Field of Teams staff? Is there something about Bay Area sports you've always wanted to know? Email us and let us know -- if we use it, we got a t-shirt in it for ya.
Top Posts & Pages
- Wichita State makes it 34-0, wins Valley tourney
- Dodgers' Matt Kemp nearing spring debut
- Jets release cornerback Antonio Cromartie
- Cardinals sign Cuban infielder Aledmys Diaz
- Lions owner William Clay Ford Sr. dies of pneumonia at 88
- Packers re-sign Shields to four-year deal
- Warriors recall Nedovic from Santa Cruz
- Saint Mary's advances with 80-69 win over Pepperdine
- Western Watch: Grizzlies pull away to beat Bobcats
- Western Watch: Clippers top Hawks for seventh straight win
|mustangs94 on A glimpse inside NaVorro Bowma…|
|L. Alger on Check out Stephen Curry’…|
|gbories2014 on Super Bowl players’ preg…|
|anaympatel on Check out Stephen Curry’…|
|cinderellafellajoe on Case of the Mondays: Seahawks…|
- Seahawks dominate jersey sales with Kap and 49ers finishing third
- There’s a Golden State Warriors sport coat
- Field of Links: Sharks chomp Penguins, Klay’s best friend, high school student taking NFL cheerleader to prom
- Lincecum swaps uniforms with much larger teammate
- Field of Links: 2Pac look-alike at Warriors game, Danville teacher asks Will Ferrell to Senior Prom