The 7 Coolest Features of San Francisco’s New Levi’s Stadium

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Google Glass-only seating

Levi’s Stadium has several sections reserved for Google Glass wearers so they are protected from assault by non-insufferable fans.

Organic natural grass field

The playing surface at Levi’s Stadium is natural grass and will be maintained with organic gardening techniques. Also, teams will not be able to step foot on the field between the 20 and 30 yard-lines on the north side of the field because it has been designated as protected grasslands for nesting marbled godwits.

In-stadium 53-bed correctional facility

Built as part of a agreement between the 49ers and the Santa Clare Police Department to allow the 49ers to operate in the city, a full-size prison is contained across the hall from the team’s locker room should Aldon Smith, Chris Culliver or other 49ers players commit crimes during games.

Environmental sustainability

Levi’s Stadium is one of the largest buildings registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and features both a green roof and solar panels. Also, if too much electricity is ever drawn to the stadium, all the lights will instantly shut off, just like at the 49ers’ old stadium. 

“Strategic” plumbing

Featuring 30 miles of plumbing laid deep under San Francisco Bay, all sewage from Levi’s Stadium is piped north and empties into O.co Coliseum locker rooms.

49ers Pants Palace store

The extensive retail space in the facility includes Pants Palace, a store featuring Levi’s jeans and khakis selected by 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. Early reviews call it “the West Coast’s No. 1 location for cheap, ill-fitting pants.”

Hall of Forgettable Quarterbacks

While displays of Joe Montana and Steve Young are featured prominently throughout the stadium, a small hallway near a janitor’s closet in the second deck of the stadium features 4-by-6-inch photos taped to the wall of Tim Rattay, Trent Dilfer, Shaun Hill, Elvis Grbac, Jim Druckenmiller, Ken Dorsey and Giovanni Carmazzi.

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