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Levi's Stadium Prepares for First Sporting Event - San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Game

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    Crews are working on the finishing touches at Levi's Stadium in preparation for the first sporting event at the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. Peggy Bunker reports.

    Crews are working on the finishing touches at Levi's Stadium in preparation for the first sporting event at the new home of the San Francisco 49ers.

    A San Jose Earthquakes soccer match-up against the Seattle Sounders FC will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the new stadium in Santa Clara.

    "We are ready and we are excited," 49ers spokesman Bob Lange said.

    Crews spent Friday checking wiring, applying fresh paint and testing new metal detectors set to be used for the first time at an NFL stadium.

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    In addition, crews set up signs to control traffic parking.

    "All the signage is going to be going out in the next 24 hours," Lange said. "We've got 34 changeable digital signs located in areas all around the surrounding area of the stadium."

    The 49ers are also continuously updating the Levi's Stadium traffic website and sending messages to season ticket holders.

    "We've received a number of communications from the team as to the best way to get to the parking areas we've been assigned and we've been following those," said Fred Santillan, a season-ticket holder. "And I'm familiar with the area, so I'm looking forward to getting to each location."

    Santa Clara police said the focus is on security and coordinating the extra staffing for Saturday's game.

    "Well have folks out on bicycles. We'll have folks roving into local neighborhoods," Santa Clara Police Lt. Kurt Clarke said. "We'll have folks inside the bowl."

     

    Find everything you need to know about getting to the stadium - and around the stadium - in our Levi's Stadium Guide.