- Address: 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 68,000
- Opened: 17 July 2014
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: San Francisco 49ers (American football)
Extra stadium info – Levi’s Stadium
The construction of the Levi’s Stadium, which opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in California, started in 2012. In May 2013, the San Francisco 49ers announced that a clothing company purchased the naming rights of the new stadium. The company bought the naming rights for $220 million with an option to extend the 20-year deal for another five years for around $75 million.
The San Jose Earthquakes
The Levi’s Stadium opened with a Major League Soccer match between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders, which attracted a crowd of 48,000. Yannick dos Santos Djaló, who was born in the capital city of Guinea-Bissau, scored the only goal of the game. He started his professional football career with Sporting Clube de Portugal before he joined the Earthquakes in 2014. The Earthquakes won the first-ever Major League Soccer match after beating DC United 1-0. The San Jose Earthquakes won their home game in front of 31,000 fans. They won the MLS Cup in 2001 for the first time in their history. The Earthquakes won the sixth edition of the MLS Cup after beating the LA Galaxy.
The Super Bowl and the San Francisco 49ers
In 2016, the Levi’s Stadium hosted its first-ever Super Bowl, which was won by the Denver Broncos from Colorado after defeating Panther Football from North Carolina. The San Francisco 49ers use the venue for home games. They won the Super Bowl in 1982 for the first time in their history. The 49ers drew an average home attendance of 54,000 in that NFL season. The club is among the first American football teams with 1 million followers on its main social media page.