The Rise of Levi’s Stadium, Host of Super Bowl 50

With the matchup set for Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, soon people will refer to Levi’s Stadium as where the Super Bowl was hosted back in 2016.

It wasn’t that long ago Levi’s Stadium was brand new…opening just two football seasons ago in 2014.

We look back at the timelapse rise tech savvy 1.9 million square foot stadium built in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California and home to the San Francisco 49ers.

Levi’s® Stadium Facts:

• April 19, 2012: Construction crews broke ground for new Levi’s® Stadium

• July 17, 2014: Levi’s® Stadium opened

• Estimated construction cost: $1.2 billion

• Capacity: 68,500 (expandable to 75,000+)

• Record attendance: 79,976 (for WrestleMania on March 29, 2015)


• Named Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal (May 2015) and Venue of the Year by The Stadium Business Awards in Barcelona, Spain (June 2015)

• February 7, 2016: Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s® Stadium Unique Levi’s® Stadium Features: • Two-thirds of seats are in lower deck • Suite tower with 8,500 club seats and 165 luxury suites

• First NFL stadium to achieve LEED Gold certification

• 27,000 square foot living roof with 40 different types of vegetation

• Three solar pedestrian bridges connecting main parking area to stadium

• Massive 48’ x 20’ video scoreboard

Other Events:

• San Francisco 49ers Museum Other Major Events Hosted at Levi’s® Stadium:

• WWE WrestleMania 31 • 2015 NHL Stadium Series (Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks)

• International Champions Cup soccer match (FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United)

• Concerts by One Direction, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and The Grateful Dead

• PAC-12 football championship games