After breaking ground in April 2012, San Francisco will have a new football stadium for the 49ers that will open in time for the 2014 NFL season. The Levi Stadium is being built in Santa Clara, CA, which is located 38 miles from San Francisco. It will feature wide-open plazas, commercial space, a 49ers team store, and a 49ers Hall of Fame. The design of the stadium is intended to serve a range of entertainment and sporting events beyond football.
Here are some interesting statistics comparing the old football stadium to the new one. Candlestick Park was built in 1960 for a cost of $32 million. The new Levi 49ers Stadium will open in 2014 and will cost $1.2 billion. While the total seating capacity at the new stadium (68,500 Levi – Candlestick Park 69,900) will be lower, Levi Park will have 9,000 premium club seats and 165 luxury suites.
The new stadium is nearly a 100,000 sq. ft. larger and will feature a scoreboard that is almost 13 times bigger than the one at Candlestick. Parking should be easier with an addition of more than 3,000 spaces. Freeway access entry/exit points at the new stadium increase from 4 to 11 and should help fans coming into and out of the game.
Even the interior mode of transportation is improved by increasing elevators to 17 from the 3 in the old park and providing 24 more escalators for a total of 30. Additionally, there will be an increase in restroom fixtures from 885 to 1135 in the Levi Stadium.
The extensive concrete work done was by Conco. Upon completion, it will total approximately 60,000 cubic yards of concrete.
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