SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Some 50 piles of gravel sit in the middle of what this spring will be the first makings of a grass field inside Levi's Stadium.
The San Francisco 49ers' new $1.2 billion home is 80 percent complete, with about half of the red seatbacks already installed in a lower bowl that will hold 45,000, or two-thirds of stadium capacity - the largest first level in the NFL.
Team COO Al Guido hopes for a late July finish ahead of the San Jose Earthquakes' MLS match against the Seattle Sounders on Aug. 2 to open the venue.
The 49ers, who lost in the NFC title game to the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, are expected to play a Week 2 nighttime home opener based on the original stadium construction completion schedule.

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