SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)
Only a Colin Kaepernick deep ball away from the San Francisco 49ers’ practice field, Levi’s Stadium is taking shape in a hurry. The constant noise around team headquarters is a combination of cranes, hammering and coaches’ whistles. San Francisco’s players got back to work with organized team activities today while also celebrating the announcement that their new, state-of-the-art $1.2 billion stadium next door had landed the coveted 50th Super Bowl. The only other time the Bay Area hosted the NFL title game, the 49ers were in it. That was after the 1984 season, when Joe Montana led the Niners past the Miami Dolphins 38-16 at Stanford Stadium. With the franchise on a roll, everybody hopes a sixth championship is coming after the Niners lost the last Super Bowl.