Originally posted by Young2Rice:https://theringer.com/san-francisco-49ers-levis-stadium-santa-clara-c29a140a1726#.fwmxzs8av
• The freakin' sun is a problem. They didn't think about the freakin' sun. The stadium has a north-south alignment so TV cameras can avoid glare, which leaves about half the fans on the east side, where there is no built-in shade. At the very first preseason game, this proved to be a problem, leading to dozens of emergency calls and one death that may have been caused by heat. When Miami announced a canopy for its stadium, Niners fans poured in requests to do something similar at Levi's. Instead, they got a "cool crew" that hands out sunscreen.
lol "Cool Crew"
Former coach Jim Harbaugh recognized the difference between the shady west side of the stadium and the sun-soaked east sideline before a game was ever played in Levi's. The initial plan was to have the home sideline on the east side, the same side as the team's locker room.
But Harbaugh determined he didn't want his team in the sun for the majority of games. So Harbaugh decided to take the west sideline instead – which was the right decision. That's been San Francisco's sideline ever since.
I guess we use it to our advantage at least lol. We put the opposition in the same heat the fans are complaining about