The San Francisco 49ers started playing football in 1946 in the All-America Football Conference, and after four successful seasons in in the AAFC, the ‘Niners joined the NFL. After making the playoffs just once in its first two decades in the NFL, San Francisco had a run of success in the early 1970s, winning three straight division titles. It wasn’t until the 1980s with Bill Walsh as the head coach that the 49ers would return to the playoffs and be feared by opponents once again. Walsh, with new quarterback Joe Montana under center, turned around the San Francisco franchise in two years time, winning the organization’s first Super Bowl in 1981. Walsh and Montana teamed up to win two more Super Bowls in 1984 and 1988. Walsh’s replacement George Seifert didn’t miss a beat, winning another Super Bowl with Montana in 1989 and then again with quarterback Steve Young in 1994. In all, Walsh and Seifert combined to win 12 division titles in 18 years. San Francisco has won four more division titles since Seifert’s time as head coach. The 49ers have retired the jerseys of 12 players, including both Montana and Young. Check out our San Francisco 49ers History page for more information. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for San Francisco 49ers tickets.
2015 49ers Season Preview
It was a single play that ended the 49ers season last year and a single play that has provided fuel to the team’s off-season. With the 49ers offense looking to have a healthy Kaepernick and Crabtree, it’s the defense that hit a wall in the off-season. In a newly rebuilt secondary that features Eric Reid, a 2013 draft pick, as the most tenured defensive back, San Francisco will need some play-makers to step up in 2014. To add insult to injury, Bowman and Dorsey will start the year injured while Aldon Smith remains in limbo with a possible NFL suspension. Offensively the 49ers have gone all in with Colin Kaepernick by way of offering Blaine Gabbert as his only sign of relief. In the backfield, South Carolina hopeful Marcus Lattimore will be out once again leaving Gore’s relief to come from San Francisco’s first round draft pick Carlos Hyde. Hyde’s NFL debut in the preseason left many fans and critics with high hopes as the 2nd string running back will provide some much needed help behind Gore. This new era of Niners will get a taste of an old NFC rivalry as they open up the season in Dallas against the Cowboys before heading back to their new home, Levi’s Stadium, to host the Chicago Bears in week 2. As always, San Francisco’s biggest threat, the Seattle Seahawks, will make the west coast trip in November before hosting the 49ers on December 14.
Check out our San Francisco 49ers Season Preview History page for previews of previous 49ers seasons.
San Francisco 49ers Football at Levi's Stadium Address: 4900 Centennial Boulevard, Santa Clara, California, 95054
Up until the 2014-15 season the 49ers played their home games at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The franchise has since moved to their newly constructed state of the art Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California with a capacity of nearly 70 thousand screaming fans. The San Francisco 49ers home bench is on the Levi's Stadium sideline with sections 130-146. Levi's Stadium parking information is covered in our 49ers event guide.
49ers vs. Cowboys
It is not often that two teams that don’t play in the same division or are close in proximity can be rivals, but for these two iconic franchises, it is only natural for this to be a rivalry. With consecutive contests for the NFC championship and both teams taking their turn having dynasties, these two storied organizations have often met when the stakes are at the highest.
A relative new rivalry that was established after the NFL division realignment in 2002, these two teams are quickly becoming one of the better matchups in the NFL. Adding to this new intense rivalry is both head coaches were conference rivals when they were head coaches in college and now they get to face each other twice a year.
This rivalry started in 1950 and peaked while both teams played in the same states. However, still playing two times a year and meeting over 125 times, this rivalry has been voted as a top 10 rivalry by some publications. The closeness in the all-time series and games being heated every time they meet has only added to this great rivalry.
49ers in the Super Bowl, NFC Championship and NFL Playoffs
The 49ers have established themselves as one of the premier franchises since they joined the NFL in 1949. With 4+ Super Bowl titles and 5+ NFC championships, the 49ers have set the standard for success in the NFL. With one of the greatest quarterbacks in Joe Montana and arguably the best wide receiver in Jerry Rice donning the 49ers uniform, it is hard to match the legacy that San Francisco has created. The 49ers have made the playoffs over 20 times and will only add to that number.
San Francsico 49ers Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to kick off for a San Francisco 49ers game?
The gates open two hours prior to kickoff for all home games.
How can I buy cheap San Francisco 49ers tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of San Francisco 49ers tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. 49ers tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee NFC opponents, like the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for, non-conference or non-divisional opponents. Those games may offer best opportunity to purchase San Francisco 49ers tickets near face value.
What are some good places to eat before a 49ers game?
There are great options inside the stadium. The Stadium Club is located above Gate C and offers a full bar and restaurant that opens 3 hours prior to the start of the game, there is a membership requirement to enter. The Grid Iron Grill is an awesome place to grab a beer, burger or even Dungeness crab Panini. It is located on the mezzanine level (Lexus Luxury Suite Level) and it opens to the public 2 hours before game time and closes at the end of the 3rd quarter. They have a build your own bloody mary bar with great mixers, pickled vegetables and beef jerky…yea, beef jerky.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 San Francisco 49ers football schedule?
The 49ers 2015-2016 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NFL. The 49ers plays in the NFC West, which means games against the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. Game times are announced by the NFL as soon as the TV schedule is set. San Francisco 49ers home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for 49ers news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official San Francisco 49ers team roster.
Does my child need a ticket to attend a San Francisco 49ers game?
No, children 2 and under are permitted inside the stadium without San Francisco 49ers tickets as long as they are accompanied by a ticketed adult and sit in the lap of the ticketed adult.
Can I buy San Francisco 49ers football season tickets?
San Francisco 49ers season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase San Francisco 49ers season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Levi's Stadium.
Where is the best place to park for 49ers game?
Parking lots for gameday parking generally open 4 hours prior to the start of the game. The lots fill up quickly so plan to arrive early. If you are visiting from out of town for the game the best option is to take public transportation and avoid parking. The SFMTA provides express busses from Union Square to the stadium.