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Published January 22, 2013
ENHANCING THE MOBILE EXPERIENCE: 49ers CEO Jed York yesterday during an appearance on CBS Sports Radio's "The Jim Rome Show" discussed his attempts to eliminate hardware from the fan experience at the team's new Santa Clara stadium when it opens in '14. York said, "I don’t know that you’re going to eliminate it, but you don’t want it to be your focal point. I’m sure you have a smart phone, I’m sure you have a tablet, and when you go to a game sometimes it’s hard to just send a text message or an e-mail (or search the Internet). … So you want to make sure that your phone connects you to the game in a way that is better than your home experience. When you look at the great tech companies that are in Silicon Valley, I don’t want to compete with those guys in hardware. I want to make sure that if their hardware works in our stadium beyond all other capabilities and that we give you more in our 68,000-seat stadium than you can get anywhere else. So you can connect to the game, you can connect to any other game and you just make it less of a hassle going to a sport event” (“The Jim Rome Show,” CBS Sports Radio, 1/21).