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Morning Tailgate: Oct. 26

Posted by Taylor Price on October 26, 2012 – 10:59 AM

The San Francisco 49ers might be approaching a bye week following this week’s Monday Night Football matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, but construction at the new Santa Clara Stadium site will remain constant throughout the 2012 football season.

The 49ers have 12 regular season home games left to be played at Candlestick Park before moving into their future home before the 2014 season. The latest development in the project is the prefabrication of 2,000 concrete sections for the stadium’s treads, risers, steps for seating and various stadium walls. This Tuesday, a 35,000-pound piece of precast concrete will be hoisted to the top of the suite tower and lowered into place. 49ers.com will have all the latest coverage early next week.

As for other stadium developments, Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury News offers a glimpse into the latest happenings across the street from 49ers headquarters.

While the project remains at a consistent pace, Rosenberg wrote that it can’t be completed any sooner than in time for the 2014 season.

“Even after crews finish the outside structure in December, it’ll take 18 months to put on the finishing touches and pass inspections: six months to test all the fire alarms, two months to run the escalators, 30 days to burn in the lights, two months to grow the playing field,” Rosenberg wrote.

Other note-worthy items from the story include details on the most death-defying act, which will be installing lights on catwalks an estimated 195-feet in the air along a commercial flight path.

Lastly, Rosenberg points out that some of the 500 workers on site where 49ers jerseys every Friday to show their pride in the project and the team.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle previews the 49ers pass-rushing matchup against Arizona’s offensive line.

Branch also shares Alex Smith’s comments on his health and confidence heading into Monday night.

Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News notes that Joe Staley is the only noticeable absentee from 49ers practice this week.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com notes that Frank Gore and Mario Manningham returned to practice.

49ers.com looked at a pair of Smiths, Aldon and Alex, as they prepare for the Cardinals on Monday night and shared the offensive line’s second John Madden award of 2012.



Jesse Sapolu will also conduct a book signing at the 49ers Team Store in Palo Alto (Sat 5-7 pm, Sun 12-5 pm).

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13 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Oct. 26”

  1. By vealski on Oct 26, 2012 | Reply

    Someone better proofread this. “Wear” not “where”, words missing. C’mon.

  2. By bow53 on Oct 26, 2012 | Reply

    i believe the sf giants is in the bag…need 2 more games, thats walk in the park…..

  3. By Martha Martinez on Oct 26, 2012 | Reply

    I drive by on my way into work and after work. I can see the progress of the stadium every day. My son, nephew and wife, and good friend are going to be season ticket holders. I can’t wait t till it’s finish I know it will be beautiful thanks to all the men working on it. I have been a 49ER fan since I can remember. To all the men who have taking part in building this stadium thank you and god bless!!

  4. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 26, 2012 | Reply

    giants talk reall cant come up with anything good to say about alex and the niners …..i mean hey go giants of SF but lets do some work here the niners did not look good against any real team and so now we go to baseball on the niner site ….eh to each their own and maybe some of the SF giants mojo will rub off on alex and make him a above average QB …maybe ????

  5. By Micah on Oct 26, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Eleven Years get bent boitch!! You suck now one care or even wants to acknowledge your life.

  6. By Micah on Oct 26, 2012 | Reply

    Why don’t you get over it Alex does not want you to beat off to his picture in your parents basement. God get over it

  7. By abrahamer on Oct 26, 2012 | Reply

    “the niners did not look good against any real team ”

    so we didnt beat the packers and the lions and seahawks,ssssshhhhut upu face

  8. By gary potter on Oct 27, 2012 | Reply

    11 is brain dead. he proves it over and over with his inane comments.

  9. By abrahamer on Oct 27, 2012 | Reply

    and “i mean hey go giants of SF ”

    11 where the hell are you from obviously not the city, ima say oakland, cuz they have the worst fans

  10. By 49erdefense2012 on Oct 27, 2012 | Reply

    with the 49ers playing on monday night it will be great to watch THE SF GIANTS
    win the world series on sunday and then watch the THE SF 49ERS take sole possesion of 1st place in the NFC WEST,,,,man, its great to be in the ‘city right now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  11. By abrahamer on Oct 28, 2012 | Reply


  12. By abrahamer on Oct 28, 2012 | Reply

    go niners poof poof poof

  13. By 49erdefense2012 on Oct 28, 2012 | Reply


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