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2014 Pac-12 title game scheduled for December 5 at Levi's Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers and the Pac-12 are set to announce on Thursday that the conference's football title game will be held at Levi's Stadium starting in 2014. We break down what that means.

The San Francisco 49ers announced they will hold a joint press conference with Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott to discuss the future home of the San Francisco 49ers. Although the media advisory technically does not say it, the announcement is that the game will take place at Levi's Stadium. Prior reports indicated this would likely be a permanent move.

The 2014 Pac-12 title game is scheduled for Friday, December 5. That will fall at the beginning of one of the longest stretches where we will not see the 49ers at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27. They then will play on the road against the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks, before returning home December 20 against the San Diego Chargers. That will give the grounds crew 15 days to get the field back in order for the 49ers.

The 49ers new stadium is line for a whole host of events. We already know about Cal-Oregon, Wrestlemania 31, Super Bowl 50 and a few other events. However, Levi's Stadium is likely to become a major west coast option for significant events. As Matt Barrows pointed out, it's the first NFL venue to be built in California since the 1960s. Los Angeles is looking at some stadium options, but that is a bit of a cluster-[site decorum]. There are a few teams that could very well end up in Los Angeles, but we're still a ways away from seeing a new stadium down there. That leaves Levi's Stadium as the go-to choice for major events requiring something that size.

Fooch's Update: I forgot to mention that the stadium will host the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on December 29, the day after their regular season finale. That will require some quick work on the field. And then, if the 49ers host a home playoff game wild card weekend, it would make for more work, albeit with a few more days in which to handle it.