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Seahawks Fans Trying To Purchase Bricks At Levi's Stadium With Anti-49ers Messages

Seahawks fans are considering placing a secret anti-49ers message on a brick
Some Seahawks fans are "aiming to purchase a commemorative brick" at the 49ers' new Levi's Stadium -- prompting "questions over whether the trash talk between two of the NFL's biggest rivals will make its way to the Niners' new home," according to Mike Rosenberg of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Seahawks fans "raised hundreds of dollars online to inscribe 'Go Hawks' or other anti-49ers messages outside the team's shiny new palace in Santa Clara after the bricks went on sale last week." The 49ers declined to comment and stadium officials would not say "whether they would block fans from opposing teams from buying bricks." The bricks are "intended to raise millions of dollars to chip away" at the $1.3B price tag for Levi's Stadium. The red and gold bricks "cost $195 to $545 and allow fans to write three to six lines of text" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 7/18). In Seattle, Nick Eaton noted the Levi's Stadium Foundation "can refuse bricks it does not deem fit for the plaza, so something blatantly pro-Seahawks could get rejected." Fans now are considering a "secret message, such as a phrase in which the first letters of each line spell out 'Go Hawks'" (SEATTLEPI.com, 7/17).
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