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49ers, Levi's Stadium bidding to host Copa América soccer games

Plenty of 49ers fans are pissed about the season, and plenty of Bay Area fans are not pleased with Levi's Stadium. The sunny side is a pain in the butt, tickets are ridiculously expensive, and getting to the stadium can be difficult. All that being said, I will give the stadium credit for its ability to potentially draw in some marquee events. It is not surprising given the high tech nature of the year-old stadium, but it is still impressive some of the events that have or will be coming through.

The latest could be a major soccer tournament. The Copa América is set to host games outside South America as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the tournament. The United States will be hosting, with the finals at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, and one of the semifinals at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. 24 cities have expressed interest in hosting games, and the San Jose Mercury News is reporting Levi's Stadium is in negotiations to potentially host as many as four games during the tournament.

I'm not a huge soccer fan, but for people who follow the international game, I imagine this could prove to be a must-have ticket. The tournament will include all ten members of the South American soccer association, CONMEBOL, the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, either Panama or Cuba, and either Trinidad and Tobago or Haiti. There should be some great soccer on display next summer.