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49ers Improve Game Day Experience

Always striving to increase the game day experience for the Faithful, the 49ers once again have made significant improvements to Candlestick Park for the 2010 NFL season. 

"Every year we look to increase our fans' game day experience at Candlestick Park," said Paraag Marathe, 49ers Executive Vice President of Football and Business Operations. "We thank our fans for being so passionate and supportive on game days, and want to provide them with the best possible game day experience available."

During the offseason, the 49ers made the following additions and upgrades to Candlestick Park:

-49ers Gameday Live, powered by Yinzcam – A new mobile application that allows fans at the game to view multiple camera angles and watch NFL RedZone on their smart phone.  Fans will also have the ability to follow live in-game statistics and read the latest news on the team.  HP  TouchSmart screens with the 49ers Gameday Live application available in the owner's suites and the Rambus Press Box for media to sample
-A second Field Suite providing more fans the opportunity to see the action closer than ever before. The new field suite is located behind the south endzone. Those fans watching the game from the field suite will be brought directly into the experience as the players and coaches enter and exit the field through the suite
-New field box seats located around the lower bowl of the park, closest to the field, where fans are provided a pregame all inclusive food and beverage tailgate experience and in-game complimentary beverage  service at their seats  providing a "suite-seat" feel with proximity to the field
-Installed a pedestrian bridge for Hunters Point Expressway, allowing for car and pedestrian traffic to be separated, while improving the safety of both at the crosswalk east of parking Gate 4
-Increased season ticket holder advantages including lanyards to provide easier access in and out of their seats,  limiting the hassle of having to show their tickets every time they enter and exit their seats; and new season ticket holder giveaways
-Additional suite holder advantages including access to the Stadium Club where suite holders can watch the game and enjoy beverages before, during and after games
-An "Early Fan of the Game" program where fans are chosen randomly as they enter the stadium to receive a variety of giveaways including merchandise and food & beverage vouchers. The program has been created to stimulate early arrivals in the hope of enabling easier flow of traffic into the stadium and encourage fans to support the team from kick-off to the final play
-Increased service initiatives from stadium staff to better provide information and safety for all in attendance
-Decorative banners wrapping the exterior of the stadium and the entire field level to give a fresh new look to the 'Stick
-A new look to the entire suite corridor featuring life-sized photographs of some of the best moments in 49ers history
-Additional directional and informational signage to help fans more easily find the restrooms, seating sections and other areas throughout the stadium

In 2008 and 2009, the 49ers made the following improvements to Candlestick Park:
-The Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame, featuring a wonderful display of its inductees
-The Field Suite at Candlestick Park giving fans the unique opportunity to see the action up close and personal. The exclusive suite is located just south of the 49ers bench area
-Created a Season Ticket Services & Advance Ticket Sales office location on the lower concourse by sections two and four at Candlestick Park, providing fans the opportunity to speak directly to a highly trained and personalized service staff about their current and future game ticket needs
-A High School Helmet Wall in support of Bay Area high school athletics, displaying helmets from over 150 local high school football teams and currently receiving more and more to add to the wall
-An upgraded Faithful City featuring new youth activities for the young 49ers Faithful to enjoy prior to kick-off
-An expanded training program for all game day employees, providing fans with the most knowledgeable and helpful game day workers in the National Football League. New 42" flat screen TVs throughout the stadium
-New LED screens encompassing sections of the stadium bowl to provide fans with important messages and updates on all NFL game scores
-Three new escalators to take fans to the upper deck, as well as three refurbished lower escalators with awnings that will help protect fans from inclement weather
-The new  Gridiron Grill is located on the Mezzanine Level, complete with premium food and beverage service including a Bloody Mary Bar and Dungeness Crab Panini Sandwiches

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