The San Francisco 49ers recently announced that they have completely sold out all 68,500 seats at their new stadium for the upcoming 2014 season.
In response to the sellout, the 49ers made several announcements regarding ticket availability for home games.
The first was the opening of an additional 1,500 standing room only tickets that will be sold before each game. The second announcement was that an addition 500 seated tickets would be available for purchase prior to each home game.
In order to purchase ither of the two options (standing or seated), the 49ers have created a loyalty program called Faithful 49, in which fans will have to register through the 49ers website.
Through the loyalty program, fans will have to gain points according to their participation socially online and/or through the purchase of team merchandise. Fans will then be ranked by the number of points gained, which in turn, allows them first shot to purchase any of the two kinds of tickets (standing or seated).
With the additional seats, the 49ers should be holding a strong 70,000 at each game, and the stadium can still expand up to 75,000 seats for special occasions; the Thanksgiving Night game against the Seattle Seahawks comes to mind.
There is certainly a buzz going around the 49ers right now, and news of the stadium sell out goes to show the faith that 49er fans have in their team for the upcoming 2014 season.
The $1.3 billion Levi Stadium is set to host the 49ers’ first home game before a nationally televised audience on NBC September 14 against the Chicago Bears.