A big chunk of the NFL’s upcoming schedule has been marked with the construction of the new cement patio at the NFL stadium, which will serve as the backdrop for several of the team’s home games.
The new patio will open on the first Sunday in February.
There will be two patio spaces: a new, 1,500-square-foot patio for the 49ers, who will host the Seahawks on the opening night of the regular season.
And then there will be a new patio for a second home game, with a new design and seating capacity of 6,500.
“We’re really excited about the new patio, because the 49er and Seahawks are going to be a great team, and we want to create a welcoming environment for them,” 49ers vice president of corporate communications, Ben McElroy, said.
“There’s a lot of great stuff that’s going to happen here, and there’s going’t be a lot to worry about.”
The new concrete patio was installed at the 49ER training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sept. 1.
The 49ers will host two games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Fe, N.M., and the team will host its first preseason game at Levi, N., on Oct. 5.
The stadium is about 50 miles northwest of San Francisco.
In 2018, the 49ERS played its first game at the Levi’s in San Francisco’s Civic Center, and the stadium is also home to the team.
There are two parking lots in the stadium, and it has a dedicated street-level parking garage.
“It’s kind of like a giant open-air stadium, so you don’t have to go through the parking lot,” 49ERS defensive lineman Marcus Smith said.
The NFL and 49ers announced the renovations in March.
The team is now installing a new turf field.
The field was first unveiled in May, and construction began this week.
In February, the NFL announced that the 49, Raiders, Rams and Patriots were among the teams who will join the new turf in 2018.
The project is expected to cost $7.5 million.
The first game of the season is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2019, at Levi Stadium against the Cardinals.
The second game is scheduled to be played on Jan. 2, 2020, against the Broncos.
“You’ve got to have a great home-field advantage, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do,” 49er defensive end Michael Bennett said.