We've got some construction pictures from the 49ers new stadium, as well as updated info on brisk ticket sales.
49ers CEO Jed York took some time earlier this week to tweet out several pictures from the 49ers new stadium. York was touring the facility with various Bay Area politicians amidst an update on the region's bid for Super Bowl 50. I've posted the pictures in the gallery above. If you scroll your mouse to the right or left you can make your way through eight pictures York tweeted out.
The stadium construction seems to be moving along smoothly, with reports that 95% of the steel is in, and the lower bowl pre-cast concrete will be going in within the next 4-6 weeks. On May 22, the NFL will announce the host site for Super Bowl 50, deciding between the San Francisco Bay area and South Florida. The loser of that decision will then face Houston for the right to host Super Bowl 51. As long as the 49ers maintain their construction progress, I have to think they get L.
Speaking of stadium progress, ticket sales have been moving rather briskly. The team announced they have sold 75% of stadium builders' licenses. The sales have topped $400 million, which matches what has been spent thus far on the project. Many of the seats are being financed over time, so this is not all cash in hand. However, according to the San Jose Mercury News, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority will immediately receive $100 million in cash.
It is not surprising that ticket sales are going so well. The 49ers broke ground last year, coming off the team's run to the NFC Championship Game. Add in a follow-up trip to the Super Bowl, and people want to get on board with the new stadium.