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The San Francisco 49ers and Levi Strauss & Co have reached an agreement for a $220 million, 20-year naming rights deal for the team's future stadium in Santa Clara.
Levi's CEO Chip Bergh and 49ers CEO Jed York announced the deal Wednesday at Levi's Plaza in San Francisco. While the stadium will be in the heart of technology-rich Silicon Valley, the San Francisco-based apparel company will hold the name: Levi's Stadium.
The upcoming season will be the 49ers' last at historic Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The team is planning to move to the new $1.2 billion stadium, about 45 miles south in Santa Clara and adjacent to the 49ers practice facility, for the 2014 season.
The 49ers are bidding for the Super Bowl in 2016 and 2017 with hopes of landing one.
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These days for NFL teams it is all about the stadium--bigger, better, and more luxurious. The San Francisco 49ers know this which is why they are building a new home. When it opens for the 2014 season it will have a name that will be familiar to all. No--not Steve Young Stadium or the House that Joe (Montana) Built.
But Levi's Stadium
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While taking some photos together, Kaepernick showed the first lady the art of Kaepernicking. He then posted the pictures on his Instagram account.
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Tweet Colin Kaepernick’s ascension to stardom happened rapidly, essentially coming over the second half of the 2012 NFL season. Now the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is everywhere. Everywhere includes hanging out with Michelle Obama. Kaepernick joined the First Lady to help promote the “Let’s Move” campaign, started to help get kids in schools more active [...]
When the first lady of the United States is doing your trademark celebration, I think you know that you made it.
Earlier today, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick got the chance to meet Michelle Obama and shared his Instagram account:
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