Only a Colin Kaepernick deep ball away from the San Francisco 49ers’ practice field, Levi’s Stadium is taking shape in a hurry.
The constant noise around team headquarters is a combination of cranes, hammering and coaches’ whistles. San Francisco’s players got back to formal offseason work with organized team activities Tuesday while also celebrating the announcement that their new, state-of-the-art $1.2 billion stadium next door had landed the coveted 50th Super Bowl in 2016. Read More
The Bay Area is finally getting a modern football stadium, with the 49ers’ stadium in Santa Clara opening for the 2014 season, and the NFL has recognized that by awarding the 2016 Super Bowl to the Bay Area, with events planned throughout the area, many of them in San Francisco, during Super Bowl week. Read More
Teacher Esther Wojcicki doesn’t know for sure, but she thinks one of her former students — or influential parents of her former students — may be the reason she and her immediate family are being recognized by the Commonwealth Club for their extraordinary contributions to society. Read More
As significant player movement began at the start of NFL free agency, the good news is that the 49ers have general manager Trent Baalke, who knows what’s happening around the league, and an owner in Jed York who knows the importance of having that kind of man in charge. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — When Jed York attended his first football game at age 3, he had already developed an eye for watching the way his uncle ran the 49ers during their glory days.
Nearly three decades later, the Niners are York’s team — and he is trying to build something just as special as the dynasty Eddie DeBartolo Jr. had when the franchise won five Super Bowls in as many tries. Read More
The team of the 1980s is back, at last.
The 49ers, one of the great franchises of the NFL, will finally return to the Super Bowl in search of a record-tying sixth Lombardi Trophy when they face the Baltimore Ravens on Feb. 3 in New Orleans. Read More
Mike Nolan’s 3½-year tenure as coach for the 49ers offered few highlights on the field.
An 18-37 record before a mid-season firing in 2008. No playoff berths for a franchise used to winning championships. A parade of offensive coordinators unable to develop Alex Smith at quarterback. Read More
The National Football League has chosen San Francisco as one of two finalists to host the 2016 or 2017 Super Bowl — although the game would be played 50 miles south of The City at the 49ers’ new home in Santa Clara.
Still, Mayor Ed Lee applauded Tuesday’s announcement and said that hundreds of millions of dollars could be pumped into the region if San Francisco is selected. Read More
The 49ers pumped up their fans Wednesday with a rally in advance of the team’s first home game of the season Sunday.
Hundreds of people attended the Red and Gold Rally in Justin Herman Plaza, where 49ers CEO Jed York and several former players lauded this year’s squad and also took some shots at the Detroit Lions, the team’s opponent in Sunday’s game at Candlestick Park. Read More
The proposed new home of the 49ers.