Levi's Stadium Does Well For First 49ers Game, With A Few Kinks
Levi's Stadium yesterday "appeared to earn a solid passing grade" for its first time hosting a 49ers game. Traffic and train lines were "mostly smooth before and after the game," a preseason loss to the Broncos (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 8/18). As a "place to view the nation's favorite spectator sport, Levi's works magnificently. The sightlines are great. The scoreboards are high-definition grabbers" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 8/18). There are "some kinks to work out," but "for the most part, the stadium opened with a splash" (CBSSPORTS.com, 8/18).
Meanwhile, a fan attending the game "died of an apparent heart issue" after collapsing during the third quarter. 49ers officials said that the 80-degree heat also "prompted an unusually high number of calls for emergency services." But it "wasn't immediately clear if the heat contributed to the man's collapse" (MERCURYNEWS.com, 8/18).