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Levi's Stadium is currently under construction and is scheduled to officially open at the end of July, in time for the San Francisco 49ers' first 2014 preseason game. It is located 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Santa Clara was chosen after plans to build a new stadium at Candlestick Point, an effort to replace the aging and outdated Candlestick Park, failed when the 49ers and the city of San Francisco could not come to an agreement on the new stadium's location.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.
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.
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, and Amtrak 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.