For the 49er Faithful, Levi’s Stadium has become a mecca, a shining salute to everything that makes the Silicon Valley what it is, as well as a place to create new legends in football.
But how well do you know the 1.85-million square foot stadium? Huddle up and take our trivia quiz to see.
1 Let’s start with the basics. How many seats are available to fans at Levi’s?
d) 100,000 when the Niners are playing the Seattle Seahawks
2 Levi’s is celebrated for all its high tech goodies, including free WiFi. How many miles of data cable does Levi’s contain, and how many of them are dedicated to WiFi?
a) 9,000 miles of cable, 550 for WiFi
b) 900 miles of cable, 400 for WiFi
c) 400 miles of cable, 70 for WiFi
d) 1,200 miles cable, 300 for WiFi
3 If you were to go to the top of the SAP Tower at Levi’s, what would you find there?
a) A 27,000-square-foot “green roof” planted with 16 species of native plants
b) A pool and spa that players use between games and after practices
c) A private suite and residence for the 49ers owners, the York Family
d) It’s a secret
4 What is the Faithful Farm, and where is it?
a) A private cemetery in Colma for the deceased pets of 49er players, coaches and staff
b) The 49ers’ Stockton training camp in Stockton until 2003.
c) A 9,000-square foot vegetable garden planted atop the NRG Solar Terrace
d.) A metaphor for where old 49er players go after retirement
5 Levi’s isn’t just the home of the 49ers. It’s also a venue for concerts and events, including some that require more seats. In 2015, a record 76,796 attendees crowded into Levi’s to watch … what?
a) The first vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence
b) A Metallica concert
c) WrestleMania 31
d) Monster Truck Mash-a-thon
6 The 49ers crowd has a white wine and sushi reputation, but hot dogs remain the biggest seller at a venue with no shortage of options. If Joey Chestnut isn’t in attendance, how many hot dogs are sold at an average game?
7 Which two teams played the very first game at Levi’s?
a) 49ers vs. Carolina
b) 49ers vs. Dallas
c) 49ers vs. Chicago
d) None of the above
8 The Niners have their own app, which assists fans in several ways. What can’t the app do?
a) Help fans find their seats
b) Identify the shortest bathroom lines
c) Order food delivered to your seat
d) Flash a photo on one of the giant screens
9 Fans have no excuse for missing kickoff. What happens three times — at the 90 minute, 1 hour and 30 minute mark — before the start of each game?
a) The stadium lights flicker on and off, just like at theaters
b) The 49 cheerleaders, the Gold Rush, race around the field carrying signs that mark the time until kickoff
c) A foghorn sounds
d) Text alerts are sent out
10 The stadium has 165 suites. What’s special about the wood inside the Citrix Owners Suites?
a) It was taken from Candlestick Park
b) It’s reclaimed wood from a local airplane hangar
c) It’s from an ancient redwood grove, harvested when a tree fell during a severe storm
d) It’s not wood; it’s a resin that looks like wood
11 The 49ers museum is not to be missed, with 10 unique “rooms,” including a re-creation of legendary Bill Walsh’s office. How many Lombardi Super Bowl trophies are on display?
a) None. The Lombardi Trophy is symbolically awarded to each winning Super Bowl team and then returned to the National Football Hall of Fame for safekeeping.
12 One of the museum’s most popular displays is of life-sized statues of players re-creating famous events. Which one is the fan favorite?
a.) John Walsh being carried on the shoulders of players after his first Super Bowl win
b) Dwight Clark making “the catch”
c) Terrell Owens grandstanding on the Dallas Cowboys “star”
d) Steve Young stumbling across the goal line
1a. 65,000 seats are available, whether the hated Seahawks are in town or not.
2b. Levi’s is wired for action. The miles of cable support all the technical advantages offered at Levi’s.
3a. The green roof, irrigated with reclaimed water, helps cool the stadium with its plantings of native flora.
4c. The Faithful Farm is a vegetable garden that produces 7,500 pounds of crops each year, supplying tomatoes, summer squash, eggplants, herbs and other seasonal vegetables used to prepare food during games. Surplus produce is donated to help feed the hungry.
5c. Although WrestleMania lists the attendance as 180 more than the stadium’s tally, the event was a hit by any standard and remains the largest Levi’s has ever hosted.
6a. Fans consume around 50,000 each home game.
7d. It was a football game — just not American football. The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the Seattle Sounders.
8d. Nope, the app is not connected to that.
9c. A foghorn sounds each half hour before kickoff. It also blasts for each touchdown and announces the start of the second half.
10b.The wood was reclaimed from an airplane hangar at Moffett Field.
11d. The 49ers have won five Super Bowl championships and have a trophy for each.
12b. Dwight Clark’s gravity-defying catch from Joe Montana in the 1981 NFC Championship game is one of the most popular statues at the museum. The score put the Niners one point up with less than a minute to play against the Dallas Cowboys. A sack and fumble recovery sealed the victory, and sent the Niners to their first Super Bowl and the start of a dynasty.
0-4 correct: You have heard of football, haven’t you?
5-8: Your spot on the bench is waiting.
9-12: Suit up. You’re ready to play.
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