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49ers reveal pre-game plans for Week 1 vs. Cardinals, including support of Black Lives Matter

Sep 10, 2020 at 4:36 PM--

The San Francisco 49ers on Thursday revealed some of the team's plans for its Week 1 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The initiatives include options for players and coaches to show support for "Black Lives Matter."

The following was provided by the 49ers Communications staff.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The San Francisco 49ers will host the Arizona Cardinals at 1:25 p.m., Sunday, September 13th, at Levi's Stadium. The game will be televised on FOX and in-market fans can stream the game on the 49ers app or on Safari mobile web only. Additionally, there will be coverage available on radio broadcasts in the Bay Area on KGO 810, KNBR 680 and KSAN 107.7 FM The Bone and in Spanish on


49ers players have the option to wear custom-made Black Lives Matter shirts provided by Levi's during pregame.

The 49ers will feature the following phrases in each painted end zone boundary line: "End Racism" and "It Takes All of Us."

Starting in Game 1 and throughout the season:

  • Players will have the option to wear helmet decals with names/initials of victims of systemic racism or one of four phrases: "It Takes All of Us," "End Racism," "Stop Hate" or "Black Lives Matter."
  • Coaches will have the option to wear hat patches with names/initials of victims of systemic racism or one of four phrases: "It Takes All of Us," "End Racism," "Stop Hate" or "Black Lives Matter."

The TIFO Faithful Flag banner will be featured for the first time since 2017 in Levi's Stadium (section 202-204). Per league rules, the first 8 rows of the main seating level will be covered by 49ers corporate partner branded seating tarps.

The National Anthem will be performed by San Francisco native, SFJAZZ Collective vocalist and current lead singer of Moon Medicin, Martin Luther McCoy.

The ceremonial flyover at the conclusion of the virtual National Anthem performance will be performed by Beale Air Force Base and 4 T-38 fighter jets.

49ers Foundation's Game Day Sweepstakes presented by Black Oak Casino Resort is fully virtual and online this year to benefit the 49ers Foundation.


Fans can stream the 49ers pregame show "Countdown to Kickoff" on and the 49ers app.

For $149, fans can purchase a fan cutout of themselves, a family member, friend, or pet with proceeds benefiting the 49ers Foundation in their mission to educate and empower Bay Area youth. Cutouts will be placed in the end zones and fans who purchase cutouts will be eligible for exclusive giveaways and promotions all season. Cutouts can be purchased at

49ers fans can apply to be the 49ers Fan of the Year presented by Pepsi. The selected fan will face-off against fans from the other 31 NFL teams, with the top 3 fans winning a free trip to Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay.

Fans are also encouraged to head to learn more about the new 49ers brand campaign, Faithful to the Bay, featuring exclusive merchandise, online fan engagement activations, and more surprises throughout the season. #FTTB

Starting September 13th, 49ers season ticket members will receive free access to NFL RedZone and can sign up for NFL Game Pass online for free to watch replays of every game this season and NFL original shows.

Season ticket members will also receive a 50% discount on TuneIn Premium Service, which allows them to listen to play-by-play of every NFL Game.

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