Quote of the Day
"Is this what's to be expected to come? Absolutely not. Every single event, we will have an opportunity to get better, and we will review every aspect of every operation."-- 49ers VP/Stadium Operations & Security Jim Mercurio, on several transit and technological issues that occurred during the soft opening of Levi’s Stadium on Saturday. (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 8/4)
Saturday's Earthquakes-Sounders match was a "test run" for the new Levi's Stadium -- 15 days before the 49ers' first home preseason game against the Broncos -- and there are still "a lot of kinks that need to be worked out," according to Ann Killion of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Fans en route to the match faced "complete and total, Candlestick-esque stopped traffic," as it "took a full hour to go one mile." Fans who took the light rail told "horror stories about the trip from San Jose, one that should have taken 30 minutes and instead took over an hour." The "most technologically advanced stadium in the world" also had "plenty of glitches." The Wi-Fi "crashed in the press box ... and the TVs went out for a long stretch." Some ticket buyers wh ...
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