Santa Clara, California’s Levi’s Stadium is the home to the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers. The stadium hosted Super Bowl 50 in 2016, the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, college football’s PAC-12 championship game from 2014-2019 and hosts the RedBox Bowl.
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Stadium Guide by Football Tripper USA
|Team:||San Francisco 49ers|
|Address:||4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, California, 95054|
|Stadium Owner:||City of Santa Clara|
|Operator:||Santa Clara Stadium Authority|
|Structural Engineer:||Magnusson Klemencic Associates|
|Playing Surface:||Tifway II Bermuda Grass|
Looking similar to Detroit’s Ford Field, Levi’s Stadium looks like a capital “D” from above. Designed by Kansas City-based architectural firm HNTB, the stadium features a large building along the home sideline, containing most of the suites along one side and bringing upper deck fans closer to the field. The lower bowl then circles around the rest of the field, with an upper deck on the other sidelines, a video board above the north end zone and another in the southwest corner.
The result is a 68,500-seat stadium for football, with standing room space for special games like the Super Bowl. It cost $1.3 billion to build the stadium between April 19, 2012 and July 17, 2014.
Fans have praised Levi’s Stadium for good views for the fans and connection to public transportation to help come and go from the stadium. However, negative feedback focuses on there being too many amenities that would distract from the homefield advantage, like parking that deters tailgating or using Levi’s Stadium custom mobile app in the bars and lounges away from the game. Most of the general seating does not have any protection from the sun or other weather, so a sold-out crowd could still looks sparse on television.
Numerous aspects of the stadium were designed with environmental sustainability in mind. Levi’s stadium was the first professional football stadium in the United States to receive the Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation and one of the largest buildings registered with the United States Green Building Council. While solar panels are installed on the roof, recycled water systems are inside the stadium and safe chemicals are used in the heating ventilation and air conditioning systems, it is the rooftop farm that most fans of the stadium talk about. A quarter-acre organic farm was developed by CEO Jed York’s wife Danielle to grow food used for suites and special events.
Negatively, the turf is viewed as one of the worst in the National Football League. Players habitually list Levi’s Stadium as a bad field in players union questionnaires and many incidents have been caught on camera, like the Tifway II Bermuda grass getting ripped up during place kicks.
Other events have been held consistently at the stadium since it opened, including WrestleMania 31, which set the arena’s attendance record with 76,976. It also hosted an outdoor hockey game in the 2015 NHL Stadium Series, hosting 70,205. Concerts host seating configurations for crowds of 42,000-52,000, with multiple two-day concerts eclipsing 100,000 fans.
Levi’s Stadium also hosts soccer, with one San Jose Earthquakes game a year held at the stadium. The largest crowd for soccer was the 2016 Copa America Centenario quarterfinals, when Chile blew out Mexico 7-0 in front of 70,547 fans. Levi’s Stadium is one of the stadiums for the combined 2026 World Cup, hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico.
San Francisco 49ers Info
|Rivals:||Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys|
|Team Colours:||Red, Gold, White, Black|
|Club Mascot:||Sourdough Sam|
|Nicknames:||Niner Empire, Niners, The Empire, Niner Gang, Gold Blooded|
|Team Owner:||Denise DeBartolo York|
|Top Passing Leader:||Joe Montana|
|Top Rushing Leader:||Frank Gore|
|Top Points Scorer:||Jerry Rice|
|AV Leader:||Jerry Rice|
|Winningest Coach:||George Seifert|
Visiting the Stadium - Travel
There is plenty of parking around the stadium on game days, made available up to 3.5 hours before kickoff. Parking can be paid for either online or through the Levi’s Stadium mobile app.
There are 4 lots in total all to the north of the stadium. Red Lot 1, Yellow Lot 1, Yellow Lot 2 and Yellow Lot 3. You must have a valid event ticket as well to leave your car there for a game.
You can find out more information about parking from the Levi’s Stadium website here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Levi’s Stadium?
San Francisco 49ers play their home matches at Levi’s Stadium.
What is the capacity of Levi’s Stadium?
As of 2021 Levi’s Stadium has an official seating capacity of 68,500 for Football matches.
When was Levi’s Stadium opened?
Levi’s Stadium officially opened in 2014 and is home to San Francisco 49ers
What is the ZIP code for Levi’s Stadium?
The ZIP code for Levi’s Stadium is 95054.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Levi’s Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of San Francisco 49ers for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.