With it's official opening just a little over a month away, Levi's Stadium personnel are not sitting pat. They are busy having their own version of a mini camp with a full complement of stadium personnel conducting a mock event. It looks like all the major systems are ready and only minor tweaks are remaining to be worked out.
The first official event will be a soccer match between bay area favorite San Jose Earthquakes and the visiting Seattle Sounders. Somehow I don't think having a "football" team from Seattle come in was a coincidence at all. The first time the 49ers play in Levi's will be a pre-season game against the Denver Broncos and the first official home game will have the Niners hosting the Chicago Bears. It all still seems so far away though.
49ers practice Levi's Stadium event, without fans (SJMN)
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