The Foster Farms Bowl may not be a prestigious college football destination, and there’s little at stake in tonight’s game in northern California.
But one thing the game does offer fans: a unique venue with world-class amenities.
Levi’s Stadium, completed in 2014 at a cost of $1.2 billion, is home to the San Francisco 49ers and will host Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7.
It’s a showcase for Silicon Valley technology, boasting stadiumwide Wi-Fi that allows 68,500 fans to connect and simultaneously run apps, stream video and order food online. The stadium has its own mobile app that includes, among other things, a game center to watch instant replays.
The venue also boasts environmentally friendly features. It is the first NFL stadium with LEED Gold certification, and especially curious fans can watch a live dashboard display featuring current energy measurements, water and air monitors and other green features.
The stadium is on a sustainable site with accessible public transportation and bike paths to lower greenhouse gases. It consumes electricity generated from three solar-paneled pedestrian bridges and a solar-paneled roof deck. The stadium’s concessionaire even composts most leftovers.
The 49ers say Levi’s Stadium features the most locally sourced products out of any sports venue in the country with 78 percent of all food suppliers within 150 miles. Some examples of that local flavor:
» Oyster pan roast
» Barbecue jackfruit sandwich
» Fresh Dungeness Crab Sandwich on Grilled Sourdough Bread
» Chicken and Waffle, Buffalo Chicken and Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
» Pulled Pork or Seafood Nachos
» Asian Barbeque Rice Bowl
And, in case you were wondering, Levi’s stadium also has the most vegan and vegetarian items of any NFL stadium.
Did you know?
» Levi’s Stadium has less wind and is 6 to 10 degrees warmer than the 49ers’ previous home, Candlestick Park.
» The Foster Farms Bowl was formerly the Emerald Bowl, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl.
» Foster Farms is a family-owned and operated poultry company founded in Modesto, California, in 1939. Its chickens are raised without antibiotics.
» Nebraska will be playing UCLA for the third time in four years. UCLA won the previous two games.
» Nebraska is one of three teams going to a bowl game with a 5-7 record because there weren’t enough teams with at least six wins to fill the 40 postseason games.
Sources: W-H archive, CBS SFBay, Levi’s Stadium website