This is not good news.
The grass at the 49ers new stadium is so bad that Jim Harbaugh pulled his team off the field at Levi’s Stadium about 45 minutes into Wednesday’s practice.
About 45 minutes into a free public practice for fans, and after numerous slips on the grass, which was discolored near midfield and already had several new patches in place after Sunday’s NFL exhibition debut, coach Jim Harbaugh curtly led his team off the field.
This after receiver Stevie Johnson took a tumble making a cut on an out pattern near the goal line and appearing to be shaken up. Earlier, rookie receiver Bruce Ellington tweaked his right ankle in a drill with cornerback Chris Culliver and fell to the grass before being looked at by a trainer. Ellington continued to practice.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle captured a photo of the grass.
— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) August 21, 2014