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Levi's Stadium pics and info...

Originally posted by CWin4949:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by CWin4949:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
I just realized looking at this pic that they must really be planning on hosting a lot of major soccer events. That's pretty much the only reason to make the grass area so wide. The only thing I can think of that would require that much grass is a full size regulation FIFA field.



I think this pic has been widened by the lens, I don't think it's to scale.

I think I you're trying too hard. lol


No, it's clear it's been widened, besides SF doesn't have a soccer team......

Now you're ridiculously trying too hard.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by CWin4949:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by CWin4949:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
I just realized looking at this pic that they must really be planning on hosting a lot of major soccer events. That's pretty much the only reason to make the grass area so wide. The only thing I can think of that would require that much grass is a full size regulation FIFA field.



I think this pic has been widened by the lens, I don't think it's to scale.

I think I you're trying too hard. lol


No, it's clear it's been widened, besides SF doesn't have a soccer team......

Now you're ridiculously trying too hard.

It's not that wide..just go drive by and look
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
It's not that wide..just go drive by and look

Not to open a can of worms (not that anyone's going to respond to me because i have like 8 posts) but, sometimes I still can't believe San Francisco LOST the 49ers. As a native San Franciscan, albeit I'm only 23, I've been watching this team since the age of 7 and I know the history... And I just can't believe our politicians are that f**king stupid and careless that they would really lose my favorite team. I know we're getting this great new stadium but thinking about how the team's moving out of the city still makes me really sad =(
Originally posted by 91til:
Not to open a can of worms (not that anyone's going to respond to me because i have like 8 posts) but, sometimes I still can't believe San Francisco LOST the 49ers. As a native San Franciscan, albeit I'm only 23, I've been watching this team since the age of 7 and I know the history... And I just can't believe our politicians are that f**king stupid and careless that they would really lose my favorite team. I know we're getting this great new stadium but thinking about how the team's moving out of the city still makes me really sad =(

It could have been worse. It could have been the Los Angeles 49ers playing in Famer's Field

The writing was on the wall for San Francisco, especially since the team moved its HQ to Santa Clara in 88 and the failed stadium deal in 97 didn't help.
Originally posted by 91til:
Not to open a can of worms (not that anyone's going to respond to me because i have like 8 posts) but, sometimes I still can't believe San Francisco LOST the 49ers. As a native San Franciscan, albeit I'm only 23, I've been watching this team since the age of 7 and I know the history... And I just can't believe our politicians are that f**king stupid and careless that they would really lose my favorite team. I know we're getting this great new stadium but thinking about how the team's moving out of the city still makes me really sad =(

It's all SF's fault. They had so much time to get a deal done, they took the 49ers for granted. Can't blame the niners for wanting a new stadium ASAP.
Originally posted by 91til:
Not to open a can of worms (not that anyone's going to respond to me because i have like 8 posts) but, sometimes I still can't believe San Francisco LOST the 49ers. As a native San Franciscan, albeit I'm only 23, I've been watching this team since the age of 7 and I know the history... And I just can't believe our politicians are that f**king stupid and careless that they would really lose my favorite team. I know we're getting this great new stadium but thinking about how the team's moving out of the city still makes me really sad =(

Its really not a big deal. The 49ers have always belonged to the entire San Francisco Bay Area, which encompasses a large area. The vast majority of the 49ers fanbase lives in the south bay, and has been driving up to SF for years and years.

It makes a ton of sense to move the team to where the HQ is located, where all the fans live, and where they can get the stadium they deserve.

I can see how people who live in SF arent thrilled about the move, but its selfish to be upset about it. All they did was relocate to a better location in the same area.

The city of SF had 2 decades to make the 49ers a priority, and because their finances are a mess, and they refused to offer a better location than a toxic waste naval yard in the ghetto, they lost the team.

The city still has the Giants, playing in a relatively new ballpark which also happens to be the best stadium in baseball, and they are getting the Warriors back. Its hard to feel bad for San Francisco.
Access to and from the Santa Clara location will be a thousand times more convienent than any of the possible locations in San Francisco. Not to much the wheather is a lot better in Santa Clara as well. The city of San Francisco did us all a favor. Just talking about the new stadium gets me excited for the season to start!
Not a big soccer fan, couldn't even name one team, so on a serious note, if there are soccer games that get played at Levi's, what time of the year is that?
[ Edited by CWin4949 on May 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM ]
Originally posted by CWin4949:
Not a big soccer fan, couldn't even name one team, so on a serious note, if there are soccer games that get played at Levi's, what time of the year is that?

English Premier League runs from August through May. I would imagine that the other European leagues are not much different.
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Originally posted by goodthings19:
Originally posted by CWin4949:
Not a big soccer fan, couldn't even name one team, so on a serious note, if there are soccer games that get played at Levi's, what time of the year is that?

English Premier League runs from August through May. I would imagine that the other European leagues are not much different.

Very big Chelsea fan here . The MLS is pretty much the only league to run from March - November -- every other major league in the world is on the August - May schedule to accommodate for the world cup and because their countries don't really get snow during their "winter". I admittedly don't care about the Central and South American leagues and because they like the MLS are in the CONCACAF, may also run on a March to November schedule or something similar.

Why are we discussing soccer by the way? Yes matches can be played at Levi's but if I remember correctly they (mm and other beat writers) wrote that Levi's couldn't be included in any potential World Cup bid because the field of Levi's is not wide enough to allow for a regulation FIFA match.
[ Edited by sfout on May 18, 2014 at 4:31 PM ]
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by goodthings19:
Originally posted by CWin4949:
Not a big soccer fan, couldn't even name one team, so on a serious note, if there are soccer games that get played at Levi's, what time of the year is that?

English Premier League runs from August through May. I would imagine that the other European leagues are not much different.

Very big Chelsea fan here . The MLS is pretty much the only league to run from March - November -- every other major league in the world is on the August - May schedule to accommodate for the world cup and because their countries don't really get snow during their "winter". I admittedly don't care about the Central and South American leagues and because they like the MLS are in the CONCACAF, may also run on a March to November schedule or something similar.

Why are we discussing soccer by the way? Yes matches can be played at Levi's but if I remember correctly they (mm and other beat writers) wrote that Levi's couldn't be included in any potential World Cup bid because the field of Levi's is not wide enough to allow for a regulation FIFA match.

I never saw anything like that about not hosting World Cup matches. It's plenty wide enough. Maximum width for a FIFA field is 80 yards. Minimum is 70. There's plenty of room at Levi's for the full 80 yards.
Originally posted by goodthings19:
Originally posted by CWin4949:
Not a big soccer fan, couldn't even name one team, so on a serious note, if there are soccer games that get played at Levi's, what time of the year is that?

English Premier League runs from August through May. I would imagine that the other European leagues are not much different.

So that's pretty much the prime time for Great America, is that going to create scheduling issues?
There's a section in this article that Levis can't host world cup matches because the field isn't wide enough.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2014/05/stadium-nearly-complete-49ers-hoping-for-green-and-gold.html
Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
There's a section in this article that Levis can't host world cup matches because the field isn't wide enough.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2014/05/stadium-nearly-complete-49ers-hoping-for-green-and-gold.html

good!

theres no point in putting the fans further away just because we may or may not host a world cup match in the next 50 years.