The San Francisco 49ers have one of the most technologically advanced and poorly thought-out stadiums in the NFL. The concept of “home-field advantage” doesn’t really exist for them, especially in a one-win season against a divisional rival that was heavily favored to win.
Such was the case in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks. That game saw Levi’s Stadium invaded by Seahawks fans and, of course, there were plenty of fans dressed as empty seats for the game. Opposing offenses don’t really have trouble hearing important things as even the proudest and loudest 49ers fans can’t bring the noise alone.
Following Seattle’s win on Sunday, defensive lineman Michael Bennett was asked about the stadium and the crowd. He acted shocked at how sparse things were, and noted that he checked online prior to the start of the game to see what tickets were going for.
$17 was apparently the going rate at this time. Bennett, from there, went on to say that you can’t buy a ticket to his house for $17, which I’m sure is a true statement because who would invite that into their own home?
I’m not too certain what Bennett has that’s worth the higher price tag, however, but his words do have meaning: Levi’s Stadium kind of blows and the fans aren’t interested in packing the stands for a bad team. It’s hardly surprising.
Michael Bennett saw online you could get tickets to 49ers' loss to his #Seahawks Sunday for $17. "You can't get a ticket for $17 to my house." @thenewstribune pic.twitter.com/6loz9Lr488— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) November 27, 2017