Unlike so many other California sports team, the 49ers were founded right here, in San Francisco? In fact, they were a charter member of the old All-America Football Conference, which later merged with the NFL. Trivia — they were the first major league team in any of the four major sports to play in the western US!
If you knew that then you'll also know that the 49ers no longer play at the old Candlestick Park (they played there from 1970 to 2014), but at the newer Levi's Stadium out in Santa Clara. We mention Candlestick Park so we can include this other bit of trivia — it's where The Beatles played their last concert and, in 2014, just before the park was demolished, Paul McCartney returned to play the last concert ever held in the park before it was demolished.
Just like any major sports event these days, parking can be a bit…
To make it easy on yourself, we recommend you reserve parking in advance, using the links above.
The name 49ers is in honor of the prospectors who flocked to California in the 1849 gold rush.
There's a famous pass in 49ers history called the Alley Oop. In a game against the Detroit Lions in 1957 quarterback Y.A. Tittle fired off a desperate pass to the end zone where R.C. Owens leapt up between two defenders to catch it and score the touchdown…and the victory,
49ers QB Joe Montana is well known for a lot of things, including a miraculous 1980 comeback against the New Orleans Saints. Down 35-7 at halftime, "Comeback Joe" helped his team win in overtime 38-35.
In 1988 and 1989 the 49ers played in back-to-back Super Bowls.
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