The San Francisco 49ers are talking with Paul McCartney to perform the opening concert at their new stadium in Santa Clara.
The opening concert at Levi’s Stadium would put an end to San Francisco’s plans for the musc legend to headline a final send-off concert at Candlestick Park.
Mayor Ed Lee has personally invited Paul McCartney to close the Stick. He reached out to the former Beatle last year at the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park last year.
The idea was to say one last farewell to the ballpark where the legendary Beatles played their final paid concert in 1966.
McCartney’s reps and the city have been talking about the possibility of performing at the Stick since Mayor Ed Lee made the offer. City Hall was convinced that the show was nearly a done deal, but it looks like McCartney may seriously consider performing at the new Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara.
The 49ers have a fiduciary responsibility to their big sponsors. One of their sponsors is Levi’s and they have a $220 million naming-rights deal at the stadium to host a certain number of concerts per year.
It will be interesting to see where Paul McCartney decides to perform.