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49ers open $1.2-billion Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara to much fanfare
49ers open $1.2-billion Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara to much fanfare

The San Francisco 49ers officially opened their new home, Levi’s Stadium, on Thursday in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh, linebacker Patrick Willis and left tackle Joe Staley joined team CEO Jed York and others on stage to cut the ribbons for the opulent $1.2-billion stadium. The stadium's opening put one of the NFL's flagship franchises on firm footing and planted the country's most popular sports league in technology-rich Silicon Valley for the first time. Goodell called it a milestone for the league. He also added a twist to the ceremony by addressing the looming stadium issue just up the road in Oakland, where the...

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