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San Francisco 49ers Dig For Gold With Pro Football’s First LEED Stadium

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The new Santa Clara stadium, home of football's juggernaut San Francisco 49ers, is making a run for LEED certification when it opens for next year's football season.

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2 Shot, 1 Beaten At 49ers-Raiders Game - CBS San Francisco

2 Shot, 1 Beaten At 49ers-Raiders Game - CBS San Francisco | Sports and Facility Managment | Scoop.it
In a violent night, two men were shot outside of Candlestick Park on Saturday night right after the San Francisco 49ers played the Oakland Raiders and one man was assaulted inside a stadium restroom.

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Post 9/11 has put security as a top concern for everyone at large events like football games. As a facility manager you have to ensure your security is enough and positioned accordingly to minimize things like this.

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Preventing a power outage during the Super Bowl: $4 million | GigaOM Cleantech News

Preventing a power outage during the Super Bowl: $4 million | GigaOM Cleantech News | Sports and Facility Managment | Scoop.it

When a power outage affects a major television event, such as the Super Bowl, it’s a big deal. More than 108 million people were watching. Plus, in the case of Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, the outage gave the 49ers a chance to rally after a tough first half.

 

But maybe sports facilities — and really anyone that wants to deliver a service — be it online music or a few hours of entertainment during a national sporting event — should start thinking about their infrastructure and their resiliency. After all, our infrastructure isn’t getting any younger, and consumers certainly aren’t getting any more patient.

 

That was the point of a blog post Amazon Web Services Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton wrote a day after the game. Hamilton offered up a few smart solutions for power outages. At least one of them — using diesel generators to ensure redundancy — makes great financial sense for something like the Super Bowl.

 

Two bus-sized 2.5-3 MW generators should be more than enough to back up the power supply from the Superdome’s utility, Entergy, Hamilton wrote. Each generator costs less than $1 million, Hamilton wrote, and can be rented for less. Add in switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies and a one extra generator for good measure, and the cost comes in at less than $10 million. Hamilton continues:

 

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There are always things that are going to go wrong when its gameday. Its your job to show resiliency and be able to adapt and fix the problem so the game can continue.

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Exclusive: 49ers new stadium seats 80 percent sold (Video) - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Exclusive: 49ers new stadium seats 80 percent sold (Video) - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Sports and Facility Managment | Scoop.it
Exclusive: 49ers new stadium seats 80 percent sold (Video) Silicon Valley Business Journal In an exclusive interview, San Francisco 49ers President Gideon Yu shared a suite sales update and said that while initially there were concerns that fans...
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Suites and season tickets are ways to maximize the profit brought in from the football season.

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Why Yahoo! Partnered With the 49ers' New Levi's Stadium - Businessweek

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Sunpower Providing Solar Energy For New SF 49ers Stadium | Clean Technica

Sunpower Providing Solar Energy For New SF 49ers Stadium | Clean Technica | Sports and Facility Managment | Scoop.it

Even though the 2013 National Football League season is about six months away, one team is driving the ball down the field in helping to boost the changing image of spectator sports as a champion in environmental sustainability.

 

Sunpower is helping recent Super Bowl Finalists, the San Francisco 49ers, by providing a solar panel system for their new stadium.

 

The new system at 400 kW is being installed by NRG Energy at the $1.2 billion stadium located in Santa Clara, California. Once completed, the project will offset all energy consumption at all San Francisco 49er home games once the stadium opens in 2014.

 

Installation of three solar array bridges will be done at the training centre, plus a solar canopy built over the green roof terrace.

 

“NRG is much more than a founding partner, they are providing the energy leadership, infrastructure and expertise to help us achieve the vision of making the new Santa Clara Stadium an economically and environmentally sustainable showcase for innovation,” said Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco 49ers, Jed York.

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Making a green facility is at the top of every facility managers list. It is better for the environment and saves money in the long run.

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Construction resumes after death at Levi's Stadium - abc7news.com

Construction resumes after death at Levi's Stadium - abc7news.com | Sports and Facility Managment | Scoop.it
abc7news.com Construction resumes after death at Levi's Stadium abc7news.com Noise is part of the life of a stadium under construction, but silence took over for a brief time at Levi's Stadium as construction workers mourned the loss of one of...
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risk management and safety have to be top priorities at all times for a facility management team.

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Super Bowl 50 will be in smartest stadium in NFL - Ventura County Star

Super Bowl 50 will be in smartest stadium in NFL - Ventura County Star | Sports and Facility Managment | Scoop.it
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In this May 24, 2013 photo, construction for the new San Francisco 49ers football stadium is shown in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, May 24, 2013.
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Holding events like the Superbowl greatly inscrease the amount of revenue and publicity brought to your facility. Also the psychic benifits are huge for the surrounding area.

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Sony, 49ers team up with tech for new stadium - USA TODAY

Sony, 49ers team up with tech for new stadium
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RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Sony will be outfitting the new San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., when it opens next year.
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Making your facility state of the art and relevent to the times will increase the amount of revenue brought in and also ensure the lifespan of the facility is extended.

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