Fan Suffers Cardiac Emergency at 49ers Levi's Stadium Preseason Opener, Dies

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    A man has died after suffering a cardiac emergency during Sunday's San Francisco 49ers preseason opener against the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium, the Santa Clara Fire Department said.

    The report of a cardiac emergency came during the third quarter, Santa Clara Fire said. When stadium medical personnel reached the man in section 221, they treated him, administering CPR.

    He was rushed to O'Connor Hospital, but was pronounced dead by emergency room doctors.

    The 49ers issued a statement:

    Levi's Stadium Preps for 49ers Preseason Test

    [BAY] Levi's Stadium Preps for 49ers Preseason Test
    The fans are pumped, the players are ready, but how will the stadium, its parking lots, and the neighborhood fare? Sunday is another major test for Levi's Stadium, a packed preseason game at the brand-new home of the 49ers. NBC Bay Area's Marianne Favro reports from Levi’s Stadium. (Published Sunday, Aug 17, 2014)

    “The 49ers organization is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our fans earlier today. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family and friends in this time of sadness.”