49ers have sold out Levi’s Stadium

levis stadiumAccording to the San Jose Mercury News,  the 49ers have sold out the first season in Levis Stadium.

 The San Francisco 49ers have sold out their first season at Levi’s Stadium despite huge price increases over Candlestick Park, and most fans hoping to get in for face-value will now have to settle for a small batch of new standing-room-only tickets.

The seat licenses and season ticket packages for the Niners’ new 68,500-seat home have generated about half of the $1.3 billion in revenue so far from the stadium, roughly what it cost, and the news comes just seven weeks before the first preseason game.

“It’s a historic day,” 49ers Chief Operating Officer Al Guido said in announcing the sellout to this newspaper Monday. “It’s a testament to the fans and their passion. I think they were genuinely excited and blown away by the design and all the things that go into the stadium.”

One problem the 49ers are facing is that 30 percent of their season ticket holders have decided not to transfer their tickets over to the new stadium due to the cost increase.