The 49ers' brand-new stadium is struggling today

Sunday August 24th, 2014

The $1.3 billion, brand-new home of San Francisco 49ers underwent some struggles Sunday.

Fans and players at Levi's Stadium for an NFL preseason contest between the Niners and the San Diego Chargers were treated to some less-than-green replacement turf that caused players to lose footing. 

After 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh saw players slipping and sliding on the original turf Wednesday he asked grounds crews to install new sod for this weekend's game. On Thursday, they did just that.

As C.J. Fogler's gif demonstrates below, Sunday's new grass didn't fare much better. 

GIF: San Francisco's turf isn't looking too good today on Twitpic

Adding insult to injury, a San Jose Mercury News reporter noted one of the stadium's new escalators had broken down. 

It could be a bit of an uphill climb to get the kinks sorted out at the Field Of Jeans just yet. 

- Will Green

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