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49ers Reach First Milestone On New Santa Clara Stadium

The building of the new stadium in Santa Clara will reach its first milestone today at 11 a.m. when 48 trucks from Central Concrete Supply Company will begin the process of delivering 12-yard loads of fluid grout every 10 to 15 minutes. To secure the foundation, the first of 3,000+ piles will be drilled to support the stadium. Laid end-to-end, the piles would stretch over 31 miles, ironically the direct distance between the new stadium and Candlestick.

In addition to drilling piles, 250 workers have been installing 30 miles of underground utilities, cabling and pipes.

The new stadium will be the new home of the San Francisco 49ers after they ended their lease with Candlestick Park. It costs $1.2 billion and will seat approximately 68,500 with 165 luxury suites and 9,000 club seats. It will be able to host soccer, college football, motocross, concerts and is expandable for the don dada of sporting events, the Super Bowl.

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