The newly constructed Levi's Stadium officially opened on July 17, 2014. It is located in Santa Clara, California, 38.3 miles south of San Francisco.
On June 8, 2010, voters in Santa Clara approved Measure J, allowing Santa Clara to lease the land previously being used as an overflow parking lot by the Great America theme park. This allowed the 49ers Stadium Authority to begin plans to construct Levi's Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers. Funds for the project were secured on December 13, 2011 and construction began in April of 2012.
Santa Clara was chosen after plans to build a new stadium at Candlestick Point, an effort to replace the aging and outdated Candlestick Park, failed when the 49ers and the city of San Francisco could not come to an agreement on the new stadium's location. The 49ers offices and training facility have been located in Santa Clara since 1987, so that was the logical next choice.
On May 9, 2013, the 49ers and Levi Strauss & Co. announced a 20-year naming rights proposal to the Santa Clara Stadium Authority. The deal is worth $220 million, making Levi Strauss & Co. a corporate sponsor of the 49ers. At the time, the $11 million per season deal was the second largest among current NFL naming rights agreements.
Over 180 different food items will be served at Levi's Stadium, with 17 types of quick-service concepts that will be named for exactly what they're selling. They include Franks (nitrate-free, with a vegan option), Burgers (with American Kobe beef and vegan burgers), Curry (Indian-style, with spiced naan, cassava chips, and varieties like Rajisthani lamb and vegan navy bean and kale), Tortas, Soft Serve, Barbecue (pulled pork or pulled jackfruit), Panini and Steamed Buns (Asian-style bao in Peking duck, pork belly, and vegan portobello varieties).
There are also kid's meals at meny stands with choices like pizza, hot dogs, and chicken tenders. Vegans and vegetarians also have plenty of options available.
On the upper concourse, there is a Mondo Burrito, a tap room with 42 different draft beers, and many places will have wine available. There is also Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak & Pub, a high-end steakhouse with a casual pub that will also be open on non-game days.
The San Francisco 49ers' flagship team store will be located inside Intel Gate A at Levi's Stadium. The year-round store will exist in a 13,000 square foot area and feature officially licensed team merchandise. You can also purchase merchandise from the San Francisco 49ers official online store.
- Monday to Saturday (In-Season): 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Monday to Saturday (Off-Season): 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
- Sunday (all year): 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
There are also numerous smaller stores and kiosks located throughout the stadium.
Levi's Stadium is home to a 20,000 square-foot interactive museum that highlights the San Francisco 49ers' rich history in the Bay Area and consists of 11 gallery and exhibit spaces. You can stop by the Morabito Theater to watch the history of the 49ers on a 50-by-18 foot Sony 4k screen. The Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame houses life size statues of the 49ers' enshrined in Canton, Ohio. You can even see a re-creation of legendary 49ers head coach Bill Walsh's first office located in Redwood City.
There will be stadium wide Wi-Fi available for all fans. You can use it to access statistics, replays and more via the stadium's official app. You can also place an order for food from your seat and either pick it up or have it delivered to you for a small fee. You also have access to mobile ticketing, access turn-by-turn directions throughout the stadium, and view wait times for concession stands and restrooms. It is estimated that, while within the stadium, fans are never more than 10 feet away from a Wi-Fi signal.
Levi's Stadium features 49 solar arrays provided by NRG Energy on the roof of the facility to form the NRG Solar Terrance. It also features NRG Solar Bridges that fans cross to access the stadium. These all consist of over 1,150 solar panels. They gather enough energy to power the stadium for every San Francisco 49ers home game.
- The first pro sports event at Levi's Stadium was an MLS game between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders on August 2, 2014.
- Levi's Stadium is located 38.3 miles south of San Francisco. That is the farthest distance of any NFL stadium from its team's home city.
- Levi's Stadium is the home of college football's annual Fight Hunger Bowl.
- Levi's Stadium's official groundbreaking took place on April 19, 2012.
- Levi's Stadium's first steel beams were laid down on July 30, 2012.
- Levi's Stadium's first seats were installed on October 1, 2013.
- Levi's Stadium will host Super Bowl L in February of 2016.
- Levi's Stadium was the first NFL stadium to open with LEED Gold certification.
Below are some links to hotels near the stadium and ordered by distance. These are just for reference and are not an endorsement by this site. The hotels listed below are just minutes from the stadium, with the first two being a short walk away.
Levi's Stadium will have excellent transit access including buses, VTA light rail, ACE trains, Capitol Corridor, and Caltrain that will drop fans off within an easy walking distance to the stadium.
Traveling from the North (San Francisco Area)
Take the 101 south to the 237 east. Exit Great America Parkway toward Lafayette St. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Great America Pkwy and merge onto Great America Pkwy. Turn left onto Tasman Dr.
Traveling from the North (Oakland Area)
Take the 880 south to the 237 west. Exit Great America Parkway toward Lafayette St. Turn left onto Great America Pkwy. Turn left onto Tasman Dr.
Traveling from the South
Take the 101 north. Exit Great America Parkway toward Bowers Avenue. Turn right onto Great America Pkwy. Turn right onto Tasman Dr.
Tours of Levi's Stadium are available on most days when there is not a home game.