49er fans attending the team’s preseason home opener at Candlestick Park on Saturday will notice some new features at the ancient stadium.
The most prominent of the new additions is a 49ers Museum, located in the stadium’s Grand Plaza. Inside the museum, which is free to enter, fans can check out the team’s five Super Bowl rings, a timeline of the franchise’s many high points, and a display of the 49er helmet over the years.
Other new amenities at the Grand Plaza include a women’s-only merchandise store, an outdoor sports bar, and a kid zone with an inflatable games. The team will also employ a new Incident Management System for home games, which is designed to allow security teams to respond immediately to incidents in the stands.
After getting trounced in their preseason opener 24-3 by the Saints, the 49ers will hope to even up their exhibition record on Saturday against cross-Bay rivals the Raiders.