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Jim Mercurio
Vice President of Stadium Ops & General Manager

BIOGRAPHY

Jim Mercurio is in his 22nd year with the San Francisco 49ers and his first as vice president, stadium operations & general manager.  In his current role, Mercurio oversees all aspects of stadium & event operations including executive oversight of the food and beverage operations, engineering, grounds, guest services, housekeeping, operations, parking and transportation. In addition to managing all police and medical services, he coordinates all aspects of event logistics with various local, state and federal governmental agencies.

Mercurio and his team spent countless hours working with design firm HNTB and builder TDJV Turner/Devcon to get Levi’s® Stadium designed, built and fully operational in time for its 2014 Inaugural Season. Levi’s® Stadium has already played host to a number of high profile events including Major League Soccer, the NHL Stadium Series, WWE’s WrestleMania 31 in March of 2015 and the ultimate spectator event, Super Bowl 50. Mercurio was instrumental in working with the bid committee to get the Super Bowl’s golden anniversary awarded to the San Francisco Bay Area region in February 2016. Levi’s® Stadium has already garnered international recognition, most notably the prestigious honor of Sports Business Journal 2015 Sports Facility of the Year and Venue of the Year at the 2015 Stadium Business Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

Prior to being named vice president, Mercurio spent four years as the director of stadium operations for the 49ers at Candlestick Park. In 2007 and 2008, Mercurio was part of the management team that negotiated and managed over $11 million in repairs to Candlestick Park; all geared toward improving the gameday experience.

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, Mercurio was influential in assisting the California Department of Homeland Security officials in the first Large Stadium Initiative Program (LSI). Having taken part in the development of the Best Practices for NFL Security, he 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 table top 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, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in broadcasting. Mercurio 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, an NFL Executive Program for Managers at Stanford University. He has served on the Santa Clara Board of Visitors and Convention Bureau from 2012-2015.  He is currently a member of the Stadium Manager’s Association and is an inductee into the Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame.

Mercurio and his wife, Teri, reside in Vacaville, CA.
Jim Mercurio is in his 22nd year with the San Francisco 49ers and his first as vice president, stadium operations & general manager.  In his current role, Mercurio oversees all aspects of stadium & event operations including executive oversight of the food and beverage operations, engineering, grounds, guest services, housekeeping, operations, parking and transportation. In addition to managing all police and medical services, he coordinates all aspects of event logistics with various local, state and federal governmental agencies.

Mercurio and his team spent countless hours working with design firm HNTB and builder TDJV Turner/Devcon to get Levi’s® Stadium designed, built and fully operational in time for its 2014 Inaugural Season. Levi’s® Stadium has already played host to a number of high profile events including Major League Soccer, the NHL Stadium Series, WWE’s WrestleMania 31 in March of 2015 and the ultimate spectator event, Super Bowl 50. Mercurio was instrumental in working with the bid committee to get the Super Bowl’s golden anniversary awarded to the San Francisco Bay Area region in February 2016. Levi’s® Stadium has already garnered international recognition, most notably the prestigious honor of Sports Business Journal 2015 Sports Facility of the Year and Venue of the Year at the 2015 Stadium Business Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

Prior to being named vice president, Mercurio spent four years as the director of stadium operations for the 49ers at Candlestick Park. In 2007 and 2008, Mercurio was part of the management team that negotiated and managed over $11 million in repairs to Candlestick Park; all geared toward improving the gameday experience.

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, Mercurio was influential in assisting the California Department of Homeland Security officials in the first Large Stadium Initiative Program (LSI). Having taken part in the development of the Best Practices for NFL Security, he 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 table top 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, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in broadcasting. Mercurio 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, an NFL Executive Program for Managers at Stanford University. He has served on the Santa Clara Board of Visitors and Convention Bureau from 2012-2015.  He is currently a member of the Stadium Manager’s Association and is an inductee into the Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame.

Mercurio and his wife, Teri, reside in Vacaville, CA.

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