The San Francisco Bay Area, specifically the city of Santa Clara and Levi’s Stadium, will host the 50th anniversary Super Bowl in 2016.
One thing it won’t be hosting are any weekday games in 2014, its inaugural season.
According to a report from the Associated Press and Janie McCauley, a source with knowledge of the situation declared that Levi’s Stadium will not be hosting any Monday or Thursday Night Football.
McCauley explained the thought process in an excerpt from her report:
Part of the thinking, the person said, is to give everyone from stadium operations personnel, law enforcement, local businesses, support services and parking facilities time to get accustomed to traffic flow and other challenges. The first season in the $1.2 billion stadium will be a work in progress.
Levi’s is expected to seat 68,500 fans and is located about 45 miles away from San Francisco.
The NFL schedule still has a ways until it is released, but if the 49ers are to appear in any weekday contests it would seem it’ll have to be an away game.
San Francisco currently sits at 6-4 this season and are coming off two consecutive close losses. Coincidentally, their next game is on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins.