List of every stadium the 49ers have called home


In the Bay Area’s rich history of professional sports, the San Francisco 49ers have called a number of places “home.”

Although their current venue, Levi’s Stadium, is now barely a decade old, there are a few other venues that have played host to the red and gold since their inception in 1946.

Looking back at these locations, lightning has struck the same spot a few times because history has been made multiple times in each spot.

Located in the actual city limits of San Francisco, construction of Kezar Stadium began in 1924 when builders first broke ground.

The Kezar Stadium opened on May 2, 1925.

Just under 100 years ago, the stadium originally cost $300,000. In today’s market that would amount to almost $5.5 million.

Initial plans, proposed by Jack Spaulding, were for 50,000 guests. With about a third of the cost, a $100,000 donation was received from Mary Kezar with the intention of honoring her mother and uncles who played an important role in the city’s development and early history.

In 1960, the Oakland Raiders played their first few home games there, in addition to the following season. The 49ers went on to play 25 seasons at Kezar Stadium until 1970.

The last NFL game played here was the NFC Championship on January 3, 1970. San Francisco would just trail the Dallas Cowboys, 17-10.

In 1971, the movie Dirty Harry filmed parts of the movie in the Kezar Stadium. Concerts from artists such as Bob Dylan, Led Zepplin, The Grateful Dead, Neil Young and more also performed here.

In 1958, ground was broken on Candlestick Park. On April 12, 1960, former President Richard Nixon threw out the first pitch at that day’s San Francisco Giants game.

From 1970 to 1978, artificial grass was used on the field. After 1978 it was restored to natural grass.

For 43 seasons, the Niners called Candlestick Park their home.

One of the most memorable moments captured here was ‘The Catch’. Quarterback Joe Montana threw a game-changing touchdown pass to receiver Dwight Clark in the 1982 NFC Championship game.

A similar play, “The Catch II”, occurred when quarterback Steve Young made contact with wide receiver Terrell Owens in the end zone, and this score gave the 49ers victory over the Green Bay Packers in the 1998 Wild Card Round.

Super Bowl XXXIII was awarded to Candlestick Park in San Francisco. However, it was later moved to Miami after extensive renovations were not made to accommodate the booking.

Of the eight NFC Championship games played at Candlestick Park, the 49ers split and won half. Two of those wins were over the Cowboys.

By the end of the 2013 season there were 36 Monday night football games played here. That was the record in the NFL at the time.

While this facility doesn’t come to mind for most 49ers fanbases, we’ll count it on the list.

Built in 1920 at a cost of $200,000, the old site for one of California’s most recognizable colleges was later demolished nearly 85 years later for the current Stanford Stadium.

With the original site standing, San Francisco hosted the Super Bowl on January 20, 1985. The 49ers would win Super Bowl XIX over the Miami Dolphins 38-16.

In October 1989, the game between the Niners and the visiting New England Patriots was moved from Candlestick Park to the original Stanford Stadium. On October 17, 1989, damage from the Loma Prieta earthquake left the NFL no choice but to change the venue for this game.

Located in Santa Clara, California, the 49ers declared Levi’s Stadium their new home. Santa Clara is located just northwest of San Jose and about 40 miles south of San Francisco.

The first regular season game at Levi Stadium was on September 14, 2014. In front of a record crowd of 70,799, the Niners lost a close game against their host, the Chicago Bears, 28-20.

After ten seasons at Levi’s, San Francisco is 40-41 at home. Since 2021, the 49ers have gone 17-8 at Levi Stadium. A couple of robust seasons in 2020 and 2016 are the biggest outliers (1-7 domestically).

WrestleMania 31 was also held here on March 29, 2015. That same year, several FIFA World Cup matches will also take place at Levi’s Stadium.

Levi Stadium will host Super Bowl LX in 2026, and previously hosted Super Bowl 50, where the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers.

After earning a spot in the Super Bowl this past season and looking poised to do so again, it’s entirely possible that the Niners could become the first and only team to win more than one Super Bowl in their own city ​​wins.

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