49ers To Play Next Two Home Games At Cardinals’ State Farm Stadium
The San Francisco 49ers have found a new temporary home.
The team announced in a statement that they will play their Week 13 and Week 14 home games at State Farm Stadium, home of the NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals.
Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, Santa Clara County recently issued several new public health orders, which includes a temporary ban “all contact sports.”
Levi’s Stadium, where the 49ers play, is located in Santa Clara. The 49ers haven’t had any fans in attendance this season.
The 49ers will “host” the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football next week. After that, they’ll welcome the Washington Football Team before going on the road for the next two weeks.
Arizona will play home to the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday, one day before the 49ers-Bills tilt. The Cardinals will be on the road against the New York Giants in Week 14, when the 49ers play Washington.
After visiting the Dallas Cowboys and Cardinals in Weeks 15 and 16, respectively, San Francisco will play “home” to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 on Jan. 3. At this time, it’s unclear where the 49ers will play.
The Cardinals’ Week 17 game is a road tilt against the Rams, so State Farm Stadium could still be available to the 49ers.
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California’s other two NFL teams – the Rams and Los Angeles Chargers – moved into the brand new Sofi Stadium in Inglewood this year . Both clubs have been allowed to play their 2020 home games there, with no fans in attendance.
COVID-19 outbreaks have forced the NFL to make several adjustments to its regular season schedule here in 2020. The Pittsburgh Steelers-Baltimore Ravens Week 12 game, originally slated to take place last Thursday, won’t be played until tomorrow afternoon.
The league then had to move the Steelers-Washington game to next Monday. The Cowboys and Ravens, initially scheduled to play on Thursday Night Football this week, got moved back to next Tuesday.
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