Saturday’s 49ers preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs was seen by a packed crowd. It was the first full capacity game since January 2020.
People were pouring into Levi’s Stadium and were excited to return to see the games in person.
It’s been 574 days since the 49ers last played before fans at Levi’s Stadium. Many people were excited to get back to tailgating.
More than 68,000 fans were expected to fill up Levi’s Stadium. Fans who attended the game are required to wear a mask indoors such as in the restrooms and clubs and suites. But they can take off their masks when they are outdoors.
Santa Clara resident George Garcia was fired up and said it’s a small price to pay to see the 49ers play in person
“I’m so excited to be back here I live in Santa Clara and I’m just really happy to support my team,” he said.
While tailgating is allowed one thing you won’t see you today at today’s game is people arriving on light rail that’s because the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has shut down light rail service since a mass shooting at the VTA rail yard in May.
Fans do not have to be fully vaccinated to attend today’s game and they are not required to get a COVID-19 test to attend.
Most fans NBC Bay Area’s Marianne Favro spoke with told her they were fully vaccinated and still planned to keep their masks on during the entire game.
Source: NBC Bay Area