We break down the news that the 49ers have opened sales to the general public for seating in their new stadium.
The 49ers stadium continues to move forward with construction churning along. You can check out a live view over at the stadium website, and I've posted a picture from the live view as of this morning. Things are moving at a frenzied pace and it seems like that 2014 opening is well within sight.
The big step forward yesterday was the announcement that the general public can now buy seats for the new stadium. Prior to yesterday, only existing season ticket holders at Candlestick Park, and those fans who reserved a space on the new stadium wait list were able to purchase SBLs.
If you are considering seats, the stadium website features a rundown of pricing for the "Stadium Builders' License and the actual ticket price. SBLs range from $2,000 to $12,000 for reserved seating. Here is a rundown of pricing compared to seating. You can click on the map to view a bigger version.
With this move forward on the sales list, the team is opening a Preview Center for fans interested in purchasing seats. Visitors to the preview center can also schedule a construction tour of the stadium site. The 49ers are using Legends Sales & Marketing to market seating at the stadium. VP Al Guido had the following to say about preview center:
"The only way to really feel how different this stadium is going to be is to come down and take a look at the Preview Center. This experience gives fans a taste of what a world-class outdoor venue can offer. It really is your chance to get in on the ground floor, see the construction up close and book your seats before the stadium opens."
The Preview Center will feature a nine-foot digital touchwall, mock suite and interactive stadium model. If you are in the area, you can sign up to do a tour of the preview center by visiting www.newsantaclarastadium.com.