I’m on wonky internet in an undisclosed location, but here are the top headlines from Sunday’s first-ever San Francisco 49ers game at their new stadium in Santa Clara:
- “Levi’s Stadium review: Food runs out, 49ers struggle, fun had by all” (CBS Sports). Highlights: There were no lines for the bathrooms, and 49ers fans really like $12 meat sandwiches.
- “The race to Levi’s Stadium: By car, Caltrain, Amtrak, BART, and VTA” (San Francisco Chronicle). Highlights: All four Chronicle reporters got to the game by kickoff, though it took the BART rider two hours and 16 minutes. (The reporter who drove made it from Mill Valley in an hour and 18 minutes, which isn’t terrible coming from Marin County.)
- “49ers fans complain of ‘unbearable’ heat at Levi’s Stadium amid fan’s death” (San Jose Mercury News). Highlights: The sun, an infrequently appearing feature in San Francisco, was “unbearable” and “miserable,” and most fans fled the seats before the end of the game, some to wait on long lines for ice cream. And a man sitting in direct sun and “just pouring sweat” died of a heart attack in the third quarter.
So, new 49ers stadium overall report: Great place to eat and go to the bathroom, not impossible to get to if you leave enough time, don’t stay in your seats to watch the game on a sunny day or you’ll maybe die. I think in headlinese that qualifies as “mixed reviews.”