Report: 49ers unlikely to play weeknight home games in new stadium in 2014
The San Francisco 49ers are moving into a brand new, $1.3 billion stadium next season. But if local and team officials get their way, the 49ers won't be showing off Levi's Stadium in primetime on a weeknight until at least 2015.
The San Jose Mercury News' Mike Rosenberg reported that officials are worried about the logistical complications of a Monday or Thursday night game that would start around 5:30 p.m. local time, right in the middle of rush hour in Silicon Valley.
That means that all eight of the 49ers' home games next season will be on Sundays. Though every team plays at least once on Thursday night, the 49ers will play that game on the road.
It's not expected to be a permanent situation for the 49ers. According to the report, officials want one season to determine the "kinks of the traffic, parking and public safety plans at the new stadium." As soon as the 2015, the 49ers will reportedly ask to host games on Monday and/or Thursday nights. San Francisco is set to be home to Super Bowl L in 2016.