Levi's Stadium is a football stadium located in Santa Clara, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It currently serves as the home of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. The stadium is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) from San Francisco.
In 2006, the 49ers initially proposed constructing a new stadium at Candlestick Point in San Francisco, the site of their former home, Candlestick Park. The project, which included plans for retail space and housing improvements, was claimed to have been of great potential benefit to the nearby historically blighted neighborhood of Hunters Point. After negotiations with the city of San Francisco fell through, the 49ers focused their attention on a site adjacent to their administrative offices and training facility in Santa Clara.
In June 2010, Santa Clara voters approved a measure authorizing the creation of the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, a tax-exempt public authority, to build and own the new football stadium and for the city government to lease land to the Santa Clara Stadium Authority. A construction loan, raised from private investors, was secured in December 2011, allowing construction to start in April 2012. Levi's Stadium opened on July 17, 2014.
Levi's Stadium is scheduled to host Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, and the almost-final concerts of the Grateful Dead. Levi's Stadium will also serve as the site of the Pac-12 Football Championship Game for at least three years, beginning in 2014. Previously the game was played at the home stadium of the division winner with the better record entering the game.(Wikipedia)