Field of Jeans to host Pac-12 title game


Plenty of NFL stadiums end up being vacant for 355 days per year, and yet they somehow become obsolete after only 15 years.

The 49ers’ new venue will be used plenty of times per year, and another event has been added to the so-called Field of Jeans’ dance card.

Per Doug Haller of, Levi’s Stadium will host the Pac-12 title game.  The move will be announced Thursday.

Previously, the conference’s title game had been hosted by the participant with the best record.  The Pac-12 now joins all other major conferences with a neutral-site championship game.

The duration of the deal isn’t yet known.  The stadium opens later this year; the first NFL regular-season game will be played there in Week Two, when the 49ers host the Bears on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Did I write this story so that I could mention that the 49ers will christen their new home on NBC’s Sunday Night Football?  Not necessarily.

UPDATE 2:06 p.m. ET:  The arrangement has been announced.  It’s a three-year deal.