Levi’s Stadium isn’t just home to the San Francisco 49ers, it’s also home to some of the worst turf in all of the NFL.
Year after year, the natural grass at Levi’s Stadium needs to be replaced.
The turf is so bad that they had to dig it all up and completely replace it two months into the preseason in 2014 (cost: $1.4 million). The playing surface was re-sodded again prior to this season, and the team will do so again six times before the Super Bowl.
We understand some players prefer playing on natural grass, but the expense involved (and willingness to pay) is incredible.
Will the turf be in shape for the Super Bowl in February? That’s the big question, and if I had to guess right now I’d say no. To avoid super embarrassment, the 49ers should put in synthetic turf — the technology is currently such that it wouldn’t be a bad alternative. Fake grass would not be a perfect solution, but it would be better than what they have now.
What do you think?
Will Lev’s Stadium be ready for Super Bowl 50?