49ers Stadium Update: Groundbreaking Pushed Forward, Luxury Suites Selling Fast

It seems to be all good news coming for the San Francisco 49ers these days when it comes to their construction of their new state-of-the-art stadium in Santa Clara, as it was reported on Wednesday by the Sacramento Bee that groundbreaking for the site has been pushed forward to this spring instead on the January 2013 deadline previously set forth.

The report also notes that the 49ers have already sold $270 million worth of luxury suites at the new stadium, and that they have started selling stadium builders licenses, a one-time expense required before buying season tickets, for around 9,000 club seats.

Al Guido of Legends Sales & Marketing, the company marketing the Niners new stadium seating, would not say how many club seats have already been sold, but did note that most premium seats of the 'Legacy Club' on the East side of the stadium have almost sold out. Each requires an $80,000 stadium builders license. Most seats will require a $20,000-30,000 stadium builders license to purchase, something many fans at Candlestick now may not be able to afford.

The 49ers claim that these are only a portion of the available seating and that season-ticket holders will have the chance to get better pricing later this year:

"It's truly a wide range of prices and experiences for fans," said chief operating officer Paraag Marathe. "It's a lot of money, but (the most expensive club seats) are less than 1 percent of the stadium. There's 99 percent of the building that isn't that cost."

Many seats in the lower bowl will come with a $7,000-8,000 builder's license tag according to Marathe, while the upper bowl licenses will cost around $1,000-2,000.

For more on the 49ers Stadium, make sure you follow this StoryStream for updates. For more on the team in general, head over to Niners Nation.

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