Being eliminated early in this years playoff picture does not exclude the San Francisco 49ers from the Super Bowl 50 news because they are this year's hosts. Levi's Stadium being the newest NFL stadium serves as the venue for this season's match up between NFC Champs Carolina Panthers and the AFC Champs Denver Broncos. That means for the next two weeks,
San Francisco Santa Clara will be descended upon by more fans, more media, more NFL personnel and related entourages than at any time in Levi's brief history.
I have no doubt that the new facility with its first class amenities will have trouble handling the load. Power outages like those experienced by the 49ers and Ravens in the Super Dome should not be a problem. Nor should cold weather be a factor like it was in Met Life Stadium. Since the stadium though is an outdoor facility, rain is a distinct possibility for the game which will have a 3:00pm PT kickoff schedule. Hopefully, the best possible conditions will exist so that the 49ers can run their hosting gig without a hitch.
Super Bowl 50
Broncos, Panthers bring storylines to Bay Area for Super Bowl 50 (Ratto)
Vernon Davis among several ex-49ers in Broncos-Panthers clash for Super Bowl 50 (Inman)
The Ultimate Mismatch in Super Bowl 50 (MMQB)
49ers coaching staff takes shape (Maiocco)
Chip Kelly is better than you think (Philly.com)
Joe Montana is still the best quarterback of all time (BASG)
Shrine star Vernon Adams linked to 49ers (Barrows)
49ers WR Anquan Boldin Named Finalist for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (49ers)