In an effort to better highlight the franchise’s history, the San Francisco 49ers are making some changes to Levi’s Stadium.
On Wednesday, the 49ers unveiled a series of modifications that will take place by the time the 2017 season begins. A new ring of honor will be installed on the suite tower that spans the west side of the facility, and additional signage will be placed around Levi’s Stadium to highlight the franchise’s Super Bowl wins and memorable players.
The 49ers have a museum dedicated to their history at Levi’s Stadium, which follows a fairly common trend of major sports teams constructing museums at their facilities. While that feature is a fixture at the venue, the 49ers have decided to take additional steps inside the stadium to highlight their history. Fan feedback played a part in the decision, according to an article on 49ers.com:
The decision to make such changes at Levi’s® Stadium is largely a response to the wishes of fans. “The Faithful” were clear that they want the home of the 49ers to truly feel like home.
This has been a busy offseason around the NFL when it comes to stadium renovations. Among the notable facilities receiving improvements before the 2017 season begins include Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, Detroit’s Ford Field, Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium, and New England’s Gillette Stadium. While some of the work taking place in those facilities is a bit more extensive than the work slated for Levi’s Stadium, it appears that the 49ers are looking to make a visible change to the facility, and one that could make the fans happy.
Renderings courtesy San Francisco 49ers.
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