News

49ers open new stadium in Santa Clara

49ers open new stadium in Santa Clara

Confetti rains down during the ribbon-cutting and opening of Levi's Stadium Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. The San Francisco 49ers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open their new home. The $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium, which took only about 27 months to build, also will host the NFL Super Bowl in 2016 and other major events. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Eric Risberg

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco have opened their new stadium in Santa Clara with a ribbon-cutting ceremony complete with all the opulence of their new home.

And with confetti streaming down under a blue sky Thursday, there was a general feeling about the $1.2 billion building: Wow!

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, linebacker Patrick Willis and left tackle Joe Staley joined 49ers CEO Jed York and city officials to cut the ribbons.

They used oversized red scissors with gold blades in keeping with team colors. Hard-hat wearing construction workers lined the steps in fluorescent yellow jackets as team employees cheered.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Summary

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Sports

Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

Fresh
Manziel mug shot Twitter

Manziel faces a Class A misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

2 hours ago in Sports

Madrid beats Man City 1-0 to reach Champions League final

Fresh
manchester825524073825

Real Madrid will be trying to win its 11th Champions League title in the all-Spanish showdown in Milan on May 28, a rematch of the 2014 final - when it beat Atletico.

2 hours ago in Sports

Bosh officially declared out for remainder of Heat season

Fresh
Chris Bosh

It was the second consecutive season that Bosh's season came to an end at the break because of a blood clotting issue.

6 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: In-fighting is entertaining in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

13-overlay

"Civil War" stands out as certainly the biggest of the stand-alones, and among the best because of what it has in common with the better films in the Marvel universe: the conflict is deeply human, told humorously, and best enjoyed if you don't overthink it.

3 hours ago in Sports

Indians acquire catcher Chris Gimenez from Rangers

mariners1603070025418244

Gimenez played for the Seattle Mariners in 2011. He hit .203 in 24 games.

Bellingham Traffic