July 27, 2012; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass during training camp at the 49ers practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE
A preview of the 49ers first preseason game of 2012.
The San Francisco 49ers will begin their quest for a Super Bowl title on Friday night as they play their first preseason game of the year. Their opponents are the Minnesota Vikings, who feature a young quarterback in Christian Ponder and one of the best defensive ends in the game with Jared Allen.
It is still very early in training camp and all of the 49ers starters are expected to only play a series or two. No reason to risk injuring players with the regular season still weeks away.
Here is all of the game day information you'll need to get ready for the first 49ers game since January.
Location: Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California
Start Time: Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. PST.
Television Coverage: Those of you in the Bay Area will see the game televised live on CBS5.
Online Stream: NFL.com is offering a subscription service to watch all preseason games. You can find out more information here.
Radio: The Bone 107.7 and KNBR 680/1050AM will air the game live.