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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #1121
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They're going to be using two different red colors, a deeper red and a lighter red for the upper deck. IIRC, they said it was an homage to the area's wineries and the variations of the colors of different wines.
That article is so old that they have the date of opening as 2015.

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Old August 18th, 2013, 11:55 AM   #1122
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At last! Some bad news for the haters to sink their teeth into! The proposed hotel next to the stadium, that would be built by a group including Joe Montana and Eddie DeBartolo Jr., has been delayed. The group and the city of Santa Clara have been unable to reach an agreement on the value of the land where the hotel will be built. Their original plan was to be open for business when the stadium opens next summer, but now they plan to be open before Super Bowl 50.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #1123
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Don't see what that has to do the us "haters". Delays happen, financing issues happen and atleast its the hotel and not the stadium. As long as its done before the Superbowl, who cares? I don't care for the stadium, or all the WiF-ed up teched out nonsense to make sure fans don't actually have to watch the game they are using as a selling point with it. But this hotel thing is such a non issue.

It might have been really interesting if they had integrated the hotel into the suite tower, give all the VIP areas some potential off day use, but owners and architects in this country don't seem to be that creative when it comes to programming a stadium.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 07:20 AM   #1124
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Old August 20th, 2013, 03:13 PM   #1125
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is it just me or is that crane (the base) much larger than any of the field exits? how will they get it out of there? another crane?
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Old August 21st, 2013, 01:20 AM   #1126
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is it just me or is that crane (the base) much larger than any of the field exits? how will they get it out of there? another crane?
They brought it in in sections, as shown by the time-lapse video here:
http://levisstadium.com/headlines?type=videos

On a somewhat related note, the latest promo email describes the construction as 53% complete. Now I know that these things aren't strictly linear, but completing 53% of the project in 57% of the allotted time isn't a good sign.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 06:02 PM   #1127
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At last! Some bad news for the haters to sink their teeth into! The proposed hotel next to the stadium, that would be built by a group including Joe Montana and Eddie DeBartolo Jr., has been delayed. The group and the city of Santa Clara have been unable to reach an agreement on the value of the land where the hotel will be built. Their original plan was to be open for business when the stadium opens next summer, but now they plan to be open before Super Bowl 50.
Well, if this is all the haters got to work with, you're having a good year.

The extent of development is going to be interesting since there really will be only 8-10 major events a year (concerts will attract some dining, but little hotel need) and there are large hotels already there which can handle the teams' needs. Since Santa Clara is not otherwise a tourist attraction, so there may be more people staying in Palo Alto or SJ than right on-site.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 08:44 PM   #1128
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SANTA CLARA -- Fresh off scoring the Super Bowl, the Bay Area now stands a good chance of landing wrestling's big-money main event: WrestleMania.

Santa Clara is a finalist -- competing with Philadelphia -- to host the spring 2015 showcase of folding-chair smacks and body slams at the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium.

Mayor Jamie Matthews and 49ers executives are flying to World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters in Connecticut to pitch the company's charismatic chairman, Vince McMahon, next week. Two weeks ago, city leaders and 49ers CEO Jed York blitzed WWE officials with a presentation at Niners headquarters, emphasizing the stadium's technology and size.
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Old August 28th, 2013, 03:29 PM   #1129
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49ers invite Cal Golden Bears, Stanford Cardinal to play Big Game at Levi's Stadium

This one surprised me. From the Murky News:
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The 49ers and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority have proposed to Cal and Stanford that the 2014 Big Game be played at the new Levi's Stadium, a Cal athletic department official confirmed Friday.

No deal has been agreed upon and both schools would have to sign on. The move to Santa Clara would be a one-time arrangement.

The 2014 Big Game currently is scheduled to be played at Berkeley's Memorial Stadium. If it's moved to the 49ers' new facility, it would be designated a neutral-site game, and the series would resume in 2015 at Berkeley.

There is no date yet for the 2014 Big Game. The Bears and Cardinal square off in this year's Big Game on Nov. 23 at Stanford Stadium.
The story can be found here: http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci...ercurynews.com
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Old August 29th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #1130
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Not sure the fans would care for that idea, especially given that they have newly remodeled stadiums.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 03:46 PM   #1131
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The San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara is now two-thirds of the way done ahead of an anticipated opening on July 31, 2014.

We brought you up to date on progress at the construction site of the $1.3 billion stadium last week, but new numbers from stadium contractor Turner Construction show just how much work has been logged to date.

All told, about 1.7 million hours of work on the stadium have been logged through early September, according to Turner, which is constructing the stadium jointly with Milpitas-based Devcon Construction.

Work on interior features like concession stands and seating now under way. Installation of stadium solar panels is slated to begin this month, and expect the playing field to come around December.

When it comes to local contributors to the project, Turner reports that the Pleasanton-based Metro Contract Group/VCO has been awarded the final contract on the project to provide furniture, fixtures and equipment.

The amount of that contract was not disclosed, but Turner notes that the total value of 35 contracts awarded to small businesses — out of a total 134 contracts awarded on the project — is now $46 million.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #1132
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Old September 12th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #1133
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That's kind of odd that the bizjournal describes construction as 2/3 complete, but the promo email I got from the team three weeks ago said it was 53% complete.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #1134
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Old September 12th, 2013, 07:53 PM   #1136
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Cal opts against Big Game at Levi's Stadium

That didn't take long. From the Murky News:
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BERKELEY -- A proposal to move the 2014 Big Game from Berkeley to the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara that could have "potentially" earned each school an additional $1 million in revenue was declined Thursday by Cal, which said it didn't have the chance to properly explain the opportunity to its fan base.

Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour said she wasn't so much caught off guard by the negative reaction of fans to the proposal, as she was by the awkward timing of information that leaked to the public.

"Because of that, we'll never really know if we had been able to properly (frame) the message, what the response would have been," she said during a media teleconference. "Our community got caught flat-footed without any explanation of a why or a what. Of course the reaction was pretty strong."

Barbour said the 49ers floated the idea to both schools last April or May but that she didn't receive a formal proposal from the club until this Monday.

By then, talk of moving the game on a one-year basis to the 49ers' new facility had become public, and fans from both Cal and Stanford reacted sharply.

Jeffrey Warren, who last Friday broke news of the proposal on his blog, "A Cal Fan's View," said he was pleased.

"I'm excited. I'm happy for the kids," said Warren, suggesting most of them wouldn't have made the trip from Berkeley to Santa Clara. "The students would be playing beer pong in the fraternities and watching the game on TV."

Fan response was at the heart of the decision to keep the Big Game at Memorial Stadium. Even while she was traveling in China with the women's basketball team, Barbour said she was able to gauge reaction through emails and Twitter.

"The feedback and the input was useful," she said.
The rest of the article is here:http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci...-levis-stadium

The article goes on to mention that Cal is struggling to pay off their own stadium reconstruction, and could have used the money.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 08:12 PM   #1137
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That didn't take long. From the Murky News:
The rest of the article is here:http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci...-levis-stadium

The article goes on to mention that Cal is struggling to pay off their own stadium reconstruction, and could have used the money.
The Raiders moving there on a temporary basis could help 'em out.

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Old September 12th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #1138
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That's an interesting thought. Doesn't solve their problems by itself, but it could be an important piece of the puzzle.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:41 PM   #1139
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The Raiders moving there on a temporary basis could help 'em out.
There aren't any suites at the Cal Coliseum...pretty much a requirement for NFL. I doubt the Raiders would ever play there even on a temporary basis.
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