As crews are working to put the finishing touches on the 49ers' new home, Levi's Stadium, transportation agencies are working to make sure getting to-and-from the games goes smoothly. Kimberly Tere reports.
As crews are working to put the finishing touches on the 49ers' new home, Levi's Stadium, transportation agencies are working to make sure getting to-and-from the games goes smoothly.
The VTA teamed up with the San Francisco 49ers Sunday to do a dry run of what will happen on game day. It basically consisted of how they plan to set up, so that when events let out of the stadium, fans can get in the right line, on the right platform, and on the right train to get home.
On a regular Sunday, VTA runs 20 train cars, but on game days, that number will jump to 80.
The 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara will be hosting its first event in just over a month.
"It’s a sold out event on Aug. 2, so we are expecting a big crowd, and we are ready," VTA spokeswoman Colleen Valles said. "We’re gonna be deploying all that we can to meet the service needs and get people to where they need to be quickly and efficiently and safely."
The 49ers first preseason game played at Levi's Stadium will be on Aug. 19, but two weeks before that, the San Jose Earthquakes will take the field against Seattle.
Valles said it will be all hands on deck for game days.
The stadium will seat more than 68,000 people, so there could be some kinks to work out initially with parking and transportation.
VTA is encouraging people to buy tickets ahead of time. They can use a Clipper card or the agency’s new mobile fare app.
This will make getting out of the stadium, and getting home, faster, according to VTA.