About San Francisco 49ers
History of the San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers were established in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference, and joined the NFL in 1950 during the two leagues' merger. They were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco. The team was created in an effort to bring a sports franchise to San Francisco. The name 49ers comes from "Forty-niners," the name given to the gold prospectors who arrived in Northern California around 1849 during the California Gold Rush. The 49ers wear scarlet and gold colors. The 49ers have had some of the best players the NFL has ever seen, with 12 Hall of Famers including Steve Young, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, and legendary coach Bill Walsh. As one of the most successful franchises in the NFL's history, the 49ers have won five Super Bowls and given fans tons of memorable moments. The 49ers home field is Levi’s Stadium which opened on July 17, 2014. It is located in Santa Clara, California and has a capacity of 75,000. Levi’s Stadium is one of the largest buildings in America and recently hosted Super Bowl 50. The most prominent rival of the 49ers is the Dallas Cowboys. This rivalry began in the 1970s and became especially prominent during the 1990s. For three straight seasons from 1992-1994, the two teams met in the conference championship game, where the winner went on to win the Super Bowl in every one of those seasons. It is ranked the 10th best rivalry in NFL history.
2017 San Francisco 49ers Season
In the 2017 NFL season the 49ers went 6-10. It was the first season under head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch. Linebacker Malcolm Smith was out for the entire season with a torn pectoral muscle sustained turning a training camp practice. The 49ers started the season 0-9 but then the team acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots. Their season turned around and San Francisco won the next 6 out of 7 games. Unfortunately, it was too late in the season for a comeback. They placed last in the NFC West, subsequently missing the playoffs. But they still had an impressive second half of the season. The 49ers were the only team in the NFL to go undefeated in December. This 49ers team also became the first team in NFL history to start a season 0-9 and finish with more than three wins. The 49ers will take the momentum they built up at the end of the season to start 2018 strong. After the regular season was over, the 49ers made a few adjustments to their roster. Cornerback Richard Sherman from the Seattle Seahawks signed a 3-year contract with San Francisco. In addition to this, the 49ers signed a handful of talented rookies. In the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft the 49ers acquired offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey from Notre Dame. Then in the second round the 49ers acquired wide receiver Dante Pettis from the University of Washington. With all these new additions including quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers are sure to make some noise in the 2018 season.
2018 San Francisco 49ers Season
The 2018 San Francisco 49ers season is schedule to kick off on September 9th at U.S. Bank Stadium against the Minnesota Vikings. Their first home game will be the following week against the Detroit Lions. Throughout the season the 49ers will have to go up against their division rivals including the Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals, and Seattle Seahawks to fight for a spot in the playoffs. The only matchup between the 49ers and the Cowboys this season is a preseason game scheduled for August 9th. If you want to see preseason, regular season, or playoff games, TicketNetwork has all your access to San Francisco 49ers tickets. You will not want to miss out on this team playing live this season. Make sure to grab your San Francisco 49ers tickets from TicketNetwork today!