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Jim Mercurio
Vice President of Stadium Operations & Security

BIOGRAPHY

Jim Mercurio is in his 21st year with the 49ers and his fifth as the vice president of stadium operations.

In his current role, Mercurio oversees all aspects of the day to day operations of Levi’s Stadium including executive oversight of event day operations, food and beverage, parking and transportation, guest services, engineering, janitorial   medical and other essential event day personnel.

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. It is expected that Levi’s® Stadium will be the first United States professional football stadium to have been built to achieve LEED Gold certification. He was also instrumental in working with the bid committee to get Super Bowl 50 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.

During his 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.

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 and serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau

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 wife Teri, reside in Vacaville, California.

Jim Mercurio is in his 21st year with the 49ers and his fifth as the vice president of stadium operations.

In his current role, Mercurio oversees all aspects of the day to day operations of Levi’s Stadium including executive oversight of event day operations, food and beverage, parking and transportation, guest services, engineering, janitorial   medical and other essential event day personnel.

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. It is expected that Levi’s® Stadium will be the first United States professional football stadium to have been built to achieve LEED Gold certification. He was also instrumental in working with the bid committee to get Super Bowl 50 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.

During his 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.

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 and serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau

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 wife Teri, reside in Vacaville, California.

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