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Let me get this straight. Levi’s Stadium is the most modern football stadium around, but they screwed up the grass, you know the thing they play the games on. They are currently tearing out the grass and say they will have the field ready by Sunday. Did someone screw up or what? This is a horrible embarrassment for Jed York.

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  1. Streetglide

    Grass is funny stuff…

    August 21st, 2014 10:41 am

  2. dharte

    It’s not just the grass–someone died there last weekend, and hundreds of fans were so hot they had to leave their seats of the shade of the concourse.

    Wait until the heat of September.

    And for those of us in San Francisco, the ironies are hard to miss.

    The media has completely ignored the fact that the Yorks treated life-long fans of this team with disdain. People I know who have been following (and paying to see) this team since Kezar were told that $10,000 a seat for a “licensing fee” were reasonable.

    Cheers, Jed. Say hello to your father for us.

    August 21st, 2014 10:54 am

  3. Streetglide

    Ya know, if the Niners have a crap season this time around, the stadium will be cursed and the whole move to the slurbs will come back and bite the Yorks in the butt…

    August 21st, 2014 12:33 pm

  4. Steve

    Heat of September?
    I’m sure it will be hot in September but isn’t July and August the hottest months in Santa Clara?

    August 21st, 2014 12:55 pm

  5. Brandon Conway

    Grass can be a fickle thing. My parents’ backyard growing up had a section that would never take root. After 12-13 years of trying every method they could reasonably afford they put a patio in that spot.

    Add to the fickleness of grass a historic drought. I’m sure that’s not helping the sod befriend the soil, even if they are using recycled water.

    As for the the person who unfortunately passed away – it’s August. It’s going to be quite warm outside. Even then, it was mid-80s, hardly record setting warmth. I’ve been to outdoor events in the Sacramento area when it’s over 110. Water, hats and sunscreen everyone. It’s just common sense.

    In any case, I don’t think anyone expected everything to be perfect out of the gate. I’d be more concerned if they weren’t making the appropriate adjustments to issues they come across in the early, but they are, so there ya go.

    August 21st, 2014 1:06 pm

  6. Steve the cat rescuer

    They probably employed the Wrigley Field grounds crew.

    August 21st, 2014 1:09 pm

  7. Real Neal

    They have had great progress in the traffic situation. I’m sure they will work out the details on the grass and the heat. Guess what both are very fixable. You fixed the grass and perhaps change the time of the game till later in the day,

    Also as far as price, yes its expensive but I know last week, some tickets were down to $50.00 at a game time

    August 21st, 2014 2:57 pm

  8. rkshanny

    Really inexcusable. But magically it’s gonna be OK in 2 days . . . umkay. Sounds like used-car salesman talk.

    August 22nd, 2014 6:06 am

  9. B-Rad

    Whether Mark Twain ever said “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in
    San Francisco”, I don’t know, but somebody said it because the summers are cool.

    San Francisco residents won’t be surprised to hear that their warmest month on
    average actually is September (average high 70) with October (average high 69) as
    the second warmest month according to http://www.weather.com and http://www.climatespy.com.

    That’s not true of most of the rest of the Bay Area or Santa Clara specifically
    where July and August are tied for the warmest months at 82 degrees.

    Most of the other open air stadiums throughout the country will have warmer
    temperatures this time of year with significantly higher humidity than Santa Clara,
    but as we have unfortunately found out, that’s no guarantee that when you get
    70,000 people together during the excitement of a football game and
    climbing up and down stairs, that someone won’t have a heart attack.

    August 22nd, 2014 10:32 am

  10. Mark M

    It’s a huge embarrassment. We all know the Yorks are in it for the money so this whiff should be no surprise. But they always put forth this PR aura of love for the game, their players, their great franchise legacy, etc…. But to have missed on this detail, since a field doesn’t generate money, and sacrifice player safety and scorn from fans, is a serious pants-around-your-ankles moment. Singletary would be proud.

    August 22nd, 2014 11:08 am

  11. Albert Park

    A “pants-around-your-ankles moment”. Mark M., you have made my day!

    August 22nd, 2014 9:51 pm

  12. Steve

    First the “unbearable heat” now an earthquake. Come on Jed York get it together already.

    August 24th, 2014 11:34 am

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