Week 9 vs. Arizona Cardinals - C.J. Beathard 1-yard touchdown run
If you're walking amongst the tailgaters at Levi's® Stadium and spot a large, friendly crowd decked out in full team garb, you just may have run into Al Mendez. A rejoining season ticket holder since 2014, Al regularly hosts tailgates for friends, family, strangers, even fans of the opposing team. The only prerequisite? You must be a lover of football.
Al's admiration of the 49ers transpired into having a hand in bringing the franchise to Santa Clara. Al was a part of the committee to helped obtain citizen votes for the approval of the stadium construction in Santa Clara.
Al prides himself on being a part of the foundation of Levi's® Stadium. During Levi's® inaugural year, Al's eldest grandchild surprised him with a commemorative brick lining the stadium's "front door" at the Levi's® Stadium Fanwalk that reads "in Papa's house we're born Faithful!!"
He has become a regular face that has continued to support the organization he was raised a member of. As Al puts it, "it's not all about just the game. It's the experience working up to the game and having a good time. It's about family."