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Levi’s Stadium is a football stadium located in Santa Clara, California just outside of San Jose in the San Francisco Bay Area. The stadium opened their doors in July of 2014 and is the home of the San Francisco 49ers, of the National Football League (NFL). Before calling Levi's home the Niners were at Kezar Stadium before moving to Candlestick Park in 1971.
Levi’s Stadium has a capacity of 68,500. It is sometimes nicknamed the Field of Jeans (a.k.a Levi Strauss). As of the 2015 season the San Francisco 49ers have played 2 seasons in Santa Clara. Besides football games Levi’s Stadium has hosted Wrestlemania 31, Sharks/King NHL game plus concerts and soccer games. The stadium has a natural grass field.
Each December, the Foster Farms Bowl is played at the stadium. This is a post-season college football bowl game, that has been played since 2002. In 2012, they announced that Levi’s Stadium was one out of 2 finalists to host the Superbowl 50 in 2016. In 2013, it was announced that the stadium defeated Sun Life Stadium in Miami in a vote of NFL owners to host the SuperBowl 50. This game is scheduled to play on February 7 2016.
Notable 49ers include:
Joe Montana, quarterback, played in 4 Super Bowls and won 3 MVPS.
Jerry Rice is the greatest Wide Receiver in NFL history.
Ronnie Lott, corner back, was with the 49ers for 10 season, in all four of the 49ers superbowls wins in the '80s, & inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.
The Million Dollar Blackfield of the San Francisco 49ers began construction in 1946; the coalition started with the signing fullback Joe Perry. In 1954, the puzzle was completed with the joining of John Henry Johnson. It is currently the only full-house backfield to have all 4 members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The four men that made up the Million Dollar Blackfield. where John Henry Johnson, Joe Perry, Hugh McElhenny, and Y.A Title. In 1957, though John Henry was traded to Detroit.