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Report: 49ers to play first regular season game at Levi’s Stadium in Week Two


A new stadium, like a new pair of jeans, has to be broken in before it will be a perfect fit.

That’s true whether or not the stadium is named after a jeans manufacturer like the new home of the 49ers. Levi’s Stadium will be coming online this year and Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that it will be unzipped for its regular season debut in Week Two of the 2014 season. Per Branch, the plan is to have the 49ers play their second and third preseason games at home and then take a few weeks to make sure everything is ready to go for an expected Sunday night debut.

Branch and other reporters took a tour of the construction in Santa Clara, which is 80 percent done at this point. About 60 percent of the seats are in place and the grass field is expected to be installed next month. All work is slated to be done in late July with a MLS game scheduled as the first event in the stadium in early August.

If the 49ers are going to open the Field of Jeans in Week Two, they would be a possibility for the season opener against their divisional rivals from Seattle. The NFL schedule will be released in April.

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10 Responses to “Report: 49ers to play first regular season game at Levi’s Stadium in Week Two”
  1. oggj says: Feb 13, 2014 9:00 AM

    “Field of Jeans”

    Fantastic nickname, well done.

  2. scoops1 says: Feb 13, 2014 9:03 AM

    NBC will not give em 2 prime time games in consective weeks

  3. jeffreyshulenburg says: Feb 13, 2014 9:09 AM

    Season opener on Thursday in Seattle followed by Week 2 Sunday night vs Saints seems like the most likely

  4. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Feb 13, 2014 9:28 AM

    Under Harbaugh the Niners fear no man. They will travel far and wide to play and defeat opponents.

    That said – if the NFL schedules them for the Thursday opener at Seattle, that will be 4 out of the last 5 meetings between these two up there.

    Part of that scenario is due to Seattle earning home field for the NFCCG.

    It would be an interesting matchup week one after Kaepernick’s heated remarks towards Sherman. I really hope it happens

  5. aces79 says: Feb 13, 2014 9:30 AM

    scoops1 says:
    Feb 13, 2014 9:03 AM
    NBC will not give em 2 prime time games in consective weeks

    sure why not Dallas gets them all the time and they suck

  6. trollhammer20 says: Feb 13, 2014 9:47 AM

    Seattle at SF in the new stadium week two?

    Two words: Prima nocte!

  7. mrgrant23 says: Feb 13, 2014 5:05 PM

    I’m tires of people calling it field of jeans!!! It’s going to be called “the Stitch” to pay homage to “the Stick!!!”

  8. b92johnson says: Feb 13, 2014 5:40 PM

    I’m thinking “The 2nd place factory” has a nice ring to it!

  9. nofrets66 says: Feb 15, 2014 11:11 AM

    I like the nickname, but I think Levi’s went too far by requiring that receivers now run “button fly” patterns.

  10. ronfai says: Feb 18, 2014 2:04 AM

    @b92johnson If we did you’d have to buy it off us next season like you bought 12th man from A&M

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