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49ers add Intel as Founding Partner for Levi’s Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms on one more Founding Partner, adding Intel as their preferred technology provider. We break down the details.

Levi's Stadium is a little over seven months from opening to the public, and the sponsorship deals continue to develop. Wednesday morning, the 49ers announced that Intel was named a Founding Partner for the new stadium. As part of the agreement, Intel will be the preferred technology provider for what is set to be the most technologically advanced stadium in the world.

According to the press release, the 49ers will use Intel products and services with their various vendors inside the stadium. Intel will also get branding rights for what is currently called the Northwest Plaza. The "Intel Plaza" will "feature a fan experience zone where fans can connect and communicate using the latest products with Intel Inside." Prepare to be overwhelmed by Intel products!

Intel is just down the road from the new stadium. This deal is not remotely surprising as the 49ers have developed strong relationships with numerous companies in the region. And considering the team has been snagging some of the best and brightest minds from technology companies in the area, it makes sense to partner with as many as they can.

Levi's Stadium features a host of Founding Partners, including Intel, PepsiCo, BNY Mellon, Anheuser-Busch, Brocade, SAP, NRG Energy, Violin Memory and Yahoo! I believe there's one more, but I can't locate it at the moment. I'll go through my emails to find the press release.