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Levi's Stadium Tech Will Let Fans Know Length of Beer Concession, Restroom Lines

August 02, 2013


The new Levi’s Stadium – which will be the home playing field for the San Francisco 49ers' next year – will have lots of convenient technology for fans.

Levi's Stadium will let fans know via an app how long the lines are for beer sales or the restrooms.

"Technology in the 49ers new stadium is amazing. Will have an app that allows you to find the shortest beer lines. Mind blown," Yahoo Sports reported in a recent tweet.

The stadium also will have Wi-Fi, mobile connectivity, IPTV (News - Alert), 13,000 square feet of video board, and fast connection speeds, according to Bleacher Report. The connectivity will let the crowd watch replays from different angles and stream the NFL RedZone channel while they sit in their seats, news reports said.

Levi's Stadium is scheduled to open for the 2014 season. It is located in Santa Clara, Calif. It will also feature the 2016 Super Bowl. Levi’s Stadium will also host the yearly collegiate Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

In addition, the 49ers announced that Yahoo will be the only online sports content, social networking, photo and video partner for Levi’s Stadium. The partnership lasts between 2014 and the end of the 2023 season.

“The 49ers are thrilled to partner with Yahoo, a locally-based, global brand that shares our vision for Levi’s Stadium,” 49ers CEO Jed York said in a recent statement. “Yahoo is a tremendous example of Silicon Valley innovation at work. Their experience in servicing the fan and wealth of resources will serve integral roles as we strive to present an unparalleled experience to visitors of Levi’s Stadium.”

Under the deal, Yahoo gets entitlement and branding rights to the Fantasy Football lounge, viewing platforms in the stadium’s suite tower, in-stadium experience, broadcast and digital media.

"The San Francisco 49ers aren't just a Sunday habit, they're a daily passion for fans throughout Northern California and across the world," Kathy Savitt, Yahoo’s chief marketing officer, added in the statement.  "We're thrilled that two iconic brands have come together around a common goal of providing the most inspiring and entertaining fan experience in all of sports. We couldn't be more excited to be a part of what will be an incredible environment at Levi's Stadium."

Edited by Alisen Downey