49ers’ decide to re-sod Levi’s Stadium after poor field conditions yesterday



The San Francisco 49ers took the right course of action this morning as they decided to re-sod the field after poor field conditions at yesterday’s practice. A practice that lasted no more than 57 minutes, the Forever Faithful left confused and frustrated as there was no reason given why practice ended abruptly. However, they did receive complimentary tickets to the 49ers state of the art Sony Museum so that in itself was a nice gesture.

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As for the field it was nonetheless a piece of work. Numerous players were seen slipping, falling and losing their footing which forced Harbaugh’s hand to end practice there and finish up at SAP Performance facility. The sod which was installed in mid-April has now been upgraded as the 49ers revamped the section between the hashes (goal-line to goal-line) in an effort to create a reliable playing surface this Sunday.

The 49ers released a statement saying: “determined the appropriate measures necessary to have the field ready for Sunday and look forward to hosting the San Diego Chargers.”

The Levi’s Stadium sod, known as Bandera Bermuda, was hand selected due to its ability to hold up under frequent usage, the team announced at the time of its installation. However, that has not been the case. 

With the 49ers preparing for their second NFL game at Levi’s Stadium it will be interesting to see how the field holds up as they


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