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Morning Tailgate: Sept. 11

Posted by Taylor Price on September 11, 2012 – 9:43 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are 1-0 to start the 2012 regular season. Off the field, the franchise has also enjoyed success with the steady progress of the new Santa Clara Stadium, the 49ers future home currently being constructed next to the team’s South Bay headquarters.

Over the weekend, the San Jose Mercury News reported the 49ers had sold $670 million in tickets and luxury suites for a stadium that’ll open in 2014.

“In three months, the Niners have sold 26,520 seats in the upper deck, end zones and corners — 52 percent of those sections — amounting to more than the entire capacity of HP Pavilion or Oracle Arena,” Mercury News reporter Mike Rosenberg wrote. “Interestingly, most of the seats remaining are the cheaper ‘nosebleeds.'”

The stadium project also received exposure from Bloomberg TV’s Nicole Lapin who recently reported on the team’s heavy development of technology for the new building.

“We’d rather be a software-driven stadium than a hardware-driven stadium,” CEO Jed York told Lapin when discussing the vision for the stadium.

York explained that the 49ers are looking at how they can make the fan’s experience better through technology and that the club is putting a ton of time into developing that experience.

Team President Gideon Yu told Lapin that the club is looking at the project like it’s “a blank piece of paper.”

“Let’s fundamentally shape the user experience,” Yu added.

Click here to join the new Santa Clara Stadium wait list. Seat selection for wait list members has already kicked-off in September. For more information call 415-GO-49ERS.

49ers Faithful can use technology to vote for Frank Gore as the NFL’s Week 1 FedEx Ground Player of the Week.

ESPN.com’s Mike Sando writes that the 49ers credibility is on the rise after Week 1. Sando: “The 49ers almost could not have scripted a performance more compelling than their 30-22 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. They finished last season as an NFC power and validated their standing Sunday. Their defensive front played the run well enough for the 49ers to use additional defensive backs on their terms, giving them an advantage in coverage. Alex Smith outplayed Aaron Rodgers. Frank Gore topped 100 yards rushing. Randy Mossand Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes. Michael Crabtree earned more praise from Jim Harbaugh for his sure hands. David Akers tied an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal. The 49ers made a strong case for the top spot in ESPN’s Power Rankings, coming soon.”

Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com also looked at San Francisco’s significant victory. Barnwell: “San Francisco showed up, outplayed the Packers from start to finish, and left with the most impressive win of the young Jim Harbaugh era under their belts. In doing so, they raised serious questions about the Packers and challenged my perception that the Niners wouldn’t be able to sustain their level of play in 2012. Make no mistake: This was every bit a 2011 49ers victory, just one with a higher level of play against superior opposition.”

NFL.com’s crew of writers share their biggest takeaways from the 49ers-Packers game. Charley Casserly had this to say: “The impressive performance by the 49ers was the story of the game. This is the best game I’ve seen San Francisco play under coach Jim Harbaugh. The Niners’ schemes — and overall game plan — were masterful… The 49ers are for real again this year.”

The 49ers sit atop NFL.com’s Week 1 power rankings.


Make sure to follow the 49ers CEO for exclusive contests and #SCStadium updates.

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33 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Sept. 11”

  1. By Temper on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    I’m curious to know how the faithful are feeling about the new stadium in Santa Clara? As a fan living in Sacramento, I look forward to the much easier entrance and exit to and from the game that Santa Clara location will provide. I haven’t seen much discussion on whether the faithful are angered that the team is moving out of their namesake of San Francisco, or the tradition of Candlestick. What is the feeling among you out there?

  2. By Basil on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    yet another post goes POOF ,, man that gets old!
    but what i said was that da stick isn’t in SF, and that being a native of SF it hurts to see the Niners travel so far south. but Jed has said that the SF logo will stay on the helmets and the team will always be the (( San Francisco Forty Niners )) and I guess thats the next best thing ?

  3. By Basil on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    I felt bad when they left Kezar we use to just walk around the corner go to a game, but then too, players had to sell cars in the off season. The da stick its falling apart and its a Baseball stadium to boot!

  4. By niners415 on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    I hate that we’re moving. It will be more traffic after the game than ever. I have an uncle living in sunnyvale, and he said trafffic is bad enough coming home from work. I think they should have REBUILT in S.F. NOT in Santa Clara! $$$ is always prioritized before the happiness of the people though..

  5. By gary potter on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    basil: i also felt bad when they left kezar. i was living in sacramento at the time and my dad was living in richmond, used to take train on sundays to richmond and we would go to the game. hated the stick from the get-go and still do.hope i will be able to go to new stadium.

  6. By Basil on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    gary by chance did you and your Dad take key-train? can’t remember the name but it ran on the bottom of the Bay Bridge
    with trucks, yeah kezar was a blast. I was at the Viking game when Allen or Page? picked up a fumble and ran the wrong way, for a safety? …..Thanks Bro you made me smile big time!
    Bet you and your Dad had great times there, if the game wasn’t going good you could always watch the fights, eh?

  7. By gary potter on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    basil: no we took his 31 plymouth if it was running or the bus if it wasn’t. not only watching the fights but the stupid fans trying to brain brodie with the beer bottles. it was a fun time for this kid.

  8. By Basil on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    Beer cans Brody Yes! Yes! You were there Bro!! Wow no kidding man this is really cool! I remember reading this about/by Brodie after a game he and the another QB were coming off the field, and the other QB took his helmet off! And Brodie told No No put that back on. The other player asked him why? Just about then a beer can bounced off his helmet. That was the reason they put up that cyclone cage coming out of the tunnel. I’m laughing like crazy right now. I can’t help it!
    Nolan almost brought us there ….

  9. By Basil on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply


    gary: you should really enjoy this, its all about Kezar and the history of the San Francisco Forty Niners enjoy all!!!

  10. By gary potter on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    basil: brings back old times. my dad and i had tears in our eyes when we found out our beloved niners had traded YAT to the stupid giants for a interior lineman name of cordoleione or something like that. YAT takes giants to sb. seen the good, bad, and ugly but wouldn’t trade it for anything.
    go niners

  11. By Basil on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    aaahhh No SB then Bro, what got to me was the trade of RC to the Colts? I guessing you must be around my age? 70’s, I was wondering if I was going to have another SB party?
    Its really cool to talk to another fan who’s been there done that!
    I had so many good times at Kezar, hard for me to remember some of those times a few too many brews? Something I haven’t for some 32 years, and No I never threw anything at Brodie 1, I really liked the guy 2. I drank what I had!

  12. By Miguel on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    Basil, you call yourself an SF native, but everybody knows that Candlestick IS within the city limits of San Francisco. You obviously arent a real SF native, unless your IQ is about 2. And yes San Franciscans are mad about the Niners moving 45 miles south to santa clara. You wont find us in the santa clara stadium. Mine as well call them the San Jose 49ers.

  13. By gary potter on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    don’t forget the sea-gulls

  14. By gary potter on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    basil. 79

  15. By ace on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply


  16. By lohn medina on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    hey ,,boys,, emenat domain,, …. I would rather rebuild candlestick from scratch,but time goes on… reallicticly!!!! TIME AND MONEY WAITS FOR NO ONE.. But forty niner legacy will continue… we do need and deserve a new stadium …. I would sue and hold out for some compensation for the faithful the withstood the winds through the good years as we’ll as the bad years , incandlestici park…. non profit organizations in san francisco!!!!! thank you YAT; BRODIE ;MONTANA PLUNKIT; DEBURG HOFFER YOUNG ;;;;; AND ALL THE MEMERIES 49ERS .. WILL ALWAYS BE A FAITHFULL NOMATTER WHERE WE PLY….NEW beginning in new stadium SAME PRIDE IN OUR TEAM……NNO ONE HAS IT BETTER. NOTHING IS GOING TO STOP US NOW!!!!!!

  17. By ace on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    “Leave it up to Greg Roman and Jim Harbaugh to find a way to use more than 2,000 pounds of offensive linemen on one play. It’s becoming a regular occurrence on the 49ers, who used seven big fellows on select snaps in the season-opening 30-22 win at Green Bay”

  18. By ace on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    basil and gary you guys actually got to go to games at kezar, i bow before you as older then old school, but did you get in a photo in the chron in 84 on broadway after we one superbowl ? lol , the good old days…..are back kinda….GOOOOO NINERS !!!

  19. By ace on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    yes this is our time and probablly the last time in the city this year, get to the stick this year, GOOOOOOOOOONINERS !!!

  20. By Basil on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Sir! and yes you would have seem more of those days then I, and they were good times for sure! The thing that I probably miss the most is when the Los Angeles RAMS came to town, we just don’t seem to have that rivalry anymore?

  21. By Basil on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    miguel: da stick is in South San Francisco check it out !
    And why get personal ?

  22. By gary potter on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    basil: the rams were our bitter rivals until that air head rosenbloom moved them to st louis. always tried to get to that yearly game. rams had many great players and it was a fun time rooting against them. the other great head to head was with the cowboys when Tom Landry was coach and when they were Americas team, that was before jerry the king jones got hold of them. the first game my dad and i saw Frankie Albert was the 49er quarterback i was 13-14 it was against cleveland i think we lost but i had a great time and have been a die hard fan ever sense.

  23. By kram on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    hey dave g. that your best “i”m an idiot” look i”ve followed the niners since 1975…everyone who knows me, knows i bleed niner football…look sometimes u have to look at differant views…alex smith has been a bust so far..but he redeemed himself thanks to harbaugh..he had coach hold his hand last year and it worked out..my point is he needs to progress and make plays on his own..comes down to crucial times in the game he looks lost…it’s nice when the niners r ahead but losing or in a tight situation he needs to come up big..for instance..he was in red zone sunday looked at moss on slant and had crabtree wide open..moss had three guys on him….he needs to make that play to crabtree..u have moss one on one with a rookie corner go see if moss still has it and see if alex will finally get it! just because u have some doubts about a player or players or even coaches doesn’t mean u r not a fan of your team..u just want to see them win…it’s called constructive criticism

  24. By Basil on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    kram: “alex smith has been a bust so far.” NO! The whole organization was a bust, top to bottom! The change started the day Jed took over, check it out!

  25. By Basil on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    “they didn’t beat the real cowboys today” that was the day Danny White met Fred Dean (6 sacks?) we put 50? on`em that day. our first SB year!

  26. By gary potter on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    basil: you are right about whole organization being a bust. i thought 2 years ago we were on our way. sadly sing was a poor coach. this years team not changing all that much except for the addition of JH has made this team one of the best i have ever witnessed. i truly believe we will win sb this year.

  27. By Basil on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah I got sucked into sing as well, I really believed he could do it. But we’re on our way ..on with the show!

  28. By ace on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    we all got sucked into coach singletary cuz we wanted to soooo badly,sadly that didnt pan out, but this is the same team,really with new coach, OMG WHAT A DIFFERENCE, all of a sudden we are out playing the pack in all positions for 60 mins, sweet jesus, THANK YOU COACH, GOOOOOO NINERS !!!

  29. By ace on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    and im basiclly in denial about the whole moving thing, cuz it really sux, we’ll jump of that bridge when we get there,untill then we gotta prepare and get ready to beat EVERYBODY <, nobody can beat us now except us !!! so lets go do this now !!! SUPERBOWL BABY !!!

  30. By Basil on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Temper, thats really cool! What a great memoir to have, And then you must have been a hero at school and on your block? thanks for sharing!

  31. By Basil on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    ace! déjà vu. all over again, eh?

  32. By ace on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    well execpt this time when we win ill be at home safe and secure,we were kinda wild back then, lol my friend went to the hospital that night after sb win, on a side note if you try to pull a public phone reciever off, the wire on the inside is very sharp u could loss a finger like that,lol , they were able to save his finger, crazy irishman, SUPERBOWL TIME AGAIN GOOOOOOO NINERS !!!

  33. By #1 D-FENSE 2012 on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    the way some people lie and portray themselves as something they are not is astounding

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