At the beginning of the 2014 NFL season, it’s projected that the San Francisco 49ers will have a brand new stadium to call home. Santa Clara Stadium, which is being constructed in Silicon Valley, will hold 68,500 fans; the stadium will have the ability to hold upwards of 75,000 people for special events like, for instance, the Super Bowl.
With ticket prices thought to be out of many season ticket holders’ price range, San Francisco recently cited that close to 70 percent of current season ticket holders have committed themselves to keeping their spots when the new stadium opens in just two years, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
“Niners football is emotional to people; it’s been in their families for generations. That emotion took over,” said Al Guido, who is leading the team’s sales campaign, to the Mercury News. “We’ve been thrilled with the response from all season-ticket holders.”
Notable Stats From 49ers Sports Ticket Sales
- Fans that want season tickets must pay a one-time seat fee license, which range anywhere from $2,000 to $80,00
- Santa Clara Stadium cost $1.2 billion to construct
- The 49ers season ticket waiting lists consists of roughly 10,000 fans
- As of this week, fans have purchased $310 million worth of seats along with $360 million of suites
- Check out this live view of the construction process. Scroll along the bottom to see the new stadium’s progression over the past few months.
Virtual Look At San Francisco’s New Santa Clara Stadium
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