Today marks a pretty huge day in the history of the San Francisco 49ers. The team will formally cut the ribbon to officially open Levi's Stadium. The first event is August 2 when the San Jose Earthquakes host Seattle Sounders FC, but today marks the formal "opening" of the stadium.
This day is part of the reason Jed York took charge of the team. It has been a long road to get this done. You can look back to Eddie DeBartolo and Carmen Policy trying to get a San Francisco stadium/mall complex done back in the 90s. It never worked out, and the team eventually felt they needed to move to Santa Clara to get a stadium done. I understand the disappointment some have about the team moving from San Francisco to Santa Clara, but they remain the 49ers, and they've built a world class stadium that will keep them in the Bay Area for the foreseeable future.
Today will be marked with plenty of media coverage, which already appears to be underway. The day's schedule is set up as follows:
9:00-10:30 a.m. - Exclusive Guided Media Tours of Levi's Stadium
10:30-11:00 a.m. - Pre-Ceremony Press Conference with Key Spokespeople
11:30 a.m.-Noon - Levi's Stadium Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Noon-2:00 p.m. - Reception in Champions Club
You'll be able to watch the ribbon cutting on this live stream.
Down below, I've embedded my 49ers media Twitter list so you can follow along through today's festivities. San Jose Mercury News reported Mike Rosenberg will be live-tweeting the entire event, and I'm sure you'll see plenty of photos and comments from other media.