Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara Stadium)
|United States of America
|San Francisco 49ers
|19.04.2012 - 08.2014
|Turner / Devcon JV
|4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95052
Levi’s Stadium – construction description
New stadium for San Francisco 49ers is being built in Santa Clara, south of the city. Initial capacity stands at 68,500 people, but has option of easy expansion to 75,000 for major events.
Most fans (45,000) will be seated in the lowest tier, only part of stands that will encircle the whole pitch. Upper tiers will be divided into main grandstand (with 8-floor corporate and office building behind it) and horseshoe-shaped remainder. According to plans 166 skyboxes are to be created.
Construction started in April 2012 and thanks to prefabricated elements the steel structure reached its highest point on December 7, 2012. The stadium is to be opened in August 2014.
In May 2013 the stadium's naming rights partner was announced. Clothing brand Levi's will be present for 20 years in the name for some $220 million. The sponsor will also have the right to prolong his contract by 5 years for additional $75 million.
California: 49ers and city in another bitter row
As if the partnership over Levi's Stadium operation wasn't rough enough, San Francisco 49ers once more attack the city and Santa Clara strikes back. This time over the disappointing revenue from non-NFL events.
Santa Clara: Harsh reviews of Levi’s Stadium’s opening night
Saturday saw the first event at Levi’s Stadium and also thousands of frustrated fans, who couldn’t get in or out the stadium. The list of downturns is very long, though Levi’s Stadium has a chance of making a great future.
New stadiums: Levi’s Stadium and Candlestick Park
Though the old one cost nearly 100 times less, they’re very much the same size today. Not for long – Candlestick is awaiting demolition as $1.3 billion Levi’s Stadium takes the stage.
Santa Clara: Immense number of parking space around Levi’s Stadium
Most expensive stadium currently under construction in the US will see one of the largest parking spot numbers in the world. Over 30,000 spaces are to be available for every event at Levi’s Stadium.
San Francisco: Levi’s Stadium to be opened with MLS game
In an unexpected move San Jose Earthquakes were announced as first users of the $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium, future home of NFL team 49ers. Earthquakes are to clash with Seattle Sounders in an exhibition game in mid-2014.
Santa Clara: Another fatal accident at Levi’s Stadium site
Second worker was killed yesterday at Levi’s Stadium construction site after an accident during truck unloading. Works were halted only for one day, but the tragedy certainly impacts morale among the crew.
Santa Clara: Construction resumes after fatal accident
Construction resumed Thursday morning on the 49ers new $1.3 billion stadium, but not before workers gathered in the morning for a safety meeting that included a moment of silence for the elevator mechanic who was killed in a work accident, Huffington Post reports.
USA: Worker killed at 49ers new stadium site
A construction worker at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara died Tuesday morning, according to NBC Bay Area. He was found in an elevator shaft, construction has been halted.
San Francisco: 75% seats sold, more than a year before opening
It's still a lot of work before the steel giant in Santa Clara gets build and operable in summer next year. But the interest in seat licences is huge with over 46,000 already taken, including almost all of the premium allocations.
USA: Santa Clara giant won’t get a naming rights deal before opening?
Though it’s among the most expensive stadia ever and is being built in the largest naming rights’ market worldwide, new venue outside San Francisco doesn’t have prospects of getting sponsorship soon. But investors assure they’re just waiting for the right partner.