Right away, something doesn’t feel right. Worlds are colliding. Since when is TechCrunch interested in the ribbon cutting ceremony of a new NFL stadium?

It is when the San Francisco 49ers – the home town team of the tech industry – opens what has to be the most technologically-advanced stadium in the NFL. We’re talking about charging stations for electric vehicles. We’re talking about a green roof that lowers the electric costs for heating and cooling the stadium’s suites. TechCrunch can’t tell you about the locker room, but they can tell you that there are 40 gigabits of bandwith per second pumping through the stadium.

The tour closes with our host admitting that, yeah, Candlestick Park pretty much sucked, but a game experience at Levi’s Stadium should be awesome. 

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