Posted August 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
The San Francisco 49ers might have attracted more fans to their practice Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park than they did to their preseason opener 48 hours before. Team officials estimated a crowd of 32,000 attended San Francisco's Fan Fest, a five-hour event that concluded with a practice session on the team's home field. The 69,732-seat stadium was less than half-full Friday night for the 49ers' 17-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. This was San Francisco's only training camp practice that's open to the public this year. The 49ers have always had a handful of summer practices open to fans in the past at their team complex in Santa Clara, but that is not logistically possible this year because of the ongoing construction of a new stadium being built adjacent to team headquarters. Their current stadium worked just fine Sunday, as fans added energy and a lot of noise to the team's 2 1/2-hour practice. Coach Jim Harbaugh said there were ''four...
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