Levi's Stadium passes post-earthquake inspection

Levi's Stadium passes post-earthquake inspection
August 24, 2014, 9:30 am
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We would like to extend our best wishes to all of our neighbors, family and friends affected by this morning’s earthquake.
San Francisco 49ers official statement

SANTA CLARA -- The earthquake in Napa early Sunday morning will have some impact on transportation to Levi’s Stadium, but the exhibition football game will be held as scheduled.

"Levi's Stadium was designed to meet California seismic code requirements and seismic bracing was incorporated into the design and construction," the 49ers said in a statement Sunday morning. "Building engineers have walked the entire stadium and we have had no reported damage. We will continue to do so throughout the day."

The 49ers meet the San Diego Chargers in the third exhibition game for both teams.

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On Friday, the 49ers grounds crew installed a new playing surface after the field was declared unsafe for the team’s Wednesday practice.

The new sod is in place for Sunday’s game.

After Sunday's game, the soil will be analyzed and the 49ers are likely to make additional modifications to get ready for the soccer match and beginning of the NFL regular season, 49ers chief operating officer Al Guido said.

The earthquake was felt in the South Bay, but there were no reports of any damage at Levi’s Stadium.

"We would like to extend our best wishes to all of our neighbors, family and friends affected by this morning’s earthquake," the 49ers said.

Rail transportation to the exhibition game will be impacted.

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"We have been advised that all tracks have been shut down within a 100-mile radius of Napa until further notice, therefore affecting the ACE and Capital Corridor service to the stadium," the 49ers said. "ACE would normally carry upwards of 500 passengers to our game. Capital Corridor carries approximately 750 fans. We remain in communication with these agencies. Caltrain and VTA are operating as scheduled at this time."

ACE Train announced service to Levi’s Stadium on Sunday has been canceled.

“Union Pacific must inspect all tracks before allowing trains to operate,” ACE Train wrote in a statement. “We apologize for this unforeseen issue. All ticket holders will be contacted for reimbursement for todays train ride tickets.”

Amtrak's Capital Corridor service has “temporarily suspended” service between Roseville and San Jose due to Union Pacific track inspection.