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Jim Mercurio
Vice President of Stadium Operations & Security

BIOGRAPHY

Jim Mercurio is in his 20th year with the 49ers and his fourth as Vice President of Stadium Operations & Security.

In his current role, Mercurio oversees all aspects of stadium and game operations, including executive oversight of the food, beverage, and merchandise concession operations, parking and transportation, security, police, medical and other essential game day personnel and customer service operations.

During his two decades with the 49ers, Mercurio has been requested 19 times by the NFL to work its signature event, the Super Bowl. He has been able to lend his expertise in security and stadium management to the NFL’s Operations and Security Department at each Super Bowl.

Jim Mercurio is in his 20th year with the 49ers and his fourth as Vice President of Stadium Operations & Security.

In his current role, Mercurio oversees all aspects of stadium and game operations, including executive oversight of the food, beverage, and merchandise concession operations, parking and transportation, security, police, medical and other essential game day personnel and customer service operations.

During his two decades with the 49ers, Mercurio has been requested 19 times by the NFL to work its signature event, the Super Bowl. He has been able to lend his expertise in security and stadium management to the NFL’s Operations and Security Department at each Super Bowl.

Mercurio’s exceptional logistical abilities have proven very useful, as he has helped to lead logistical planning for the team’s 2012 appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII in New Orleans, and a 2013 regular season game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.  Prior to team’s the most recent trip to London, he led the logistical planning for the 49ers 2010 game against the Denver Broncos in London and their 2005 trip to Mexico City to face the Arizona Cardinals.  Mercurio has also helped in the execution of three American Bowls – two trips to Tokyo and one trek to Osaka – by the 49ers in preseason action.

Mercurio and his team have spent countless hours working with design firm HNTB and builder TDJV Turner/Devcon to get Levi’s® Stadium designed, built and up and operating in time for the 2014 season. He was also instrumental in working with the bid committee to get Super Bowl L awarded to the San Francisco Bay Area region in February 2016.

Prior to his promotion to vice president, Mercurio spent four years as the director of stadium operations for the 49ers. In 2007 and 2008, Mercurio was part of the management team that negotiated and managed over $11 million in repairs to Candlestick Park, geared at improving the game day experience for the fans.

During his long tenure with the 49ers, Mercurio has become an NFL leader in security and stadium management. He developed the stadium emergency evacuation video for the 49ers that has since been mirrored by arenas and stadiums around the country affiliated with the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NCAA. In August of 2005, he was influential in assisting the California Department of Homeland Security officials in the first Large Stadium Initiative Program (LSI). Mercurio, who took part in the development of the Best Practices for NFL Security, presented to security and operational professionals affiliated with large stadiums and arenas in the State of California. The 49ers and the Homeland Security Department later conducted a tabletop exercise to test and review security and operational procedures at Candlestick Park.

Born in San Francisco, CA, Mercurio graduated from Pacifica’s Oceana High School in 1989, before attending Canada College in Redwood City, where he earned an AA degree in 1991. A graduate of the University of Pacific in 1993, Mercurio obtained his bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in broadcasting. He went on to earn a master’s degree in sport administration and management from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, in May of 2001. In 2005, Mercurio was selected to attend, and subsequently completed, a NFL Executive Program for Managers at Stanford University. He is currently a member of the Stadium Manager’s Association.

In 2012, Mercurio was inducted into the City of Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements as an executive in the NFL.

Mercurio and his fiancée Teri, reside in Vacaville, California.

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