Reaching the Super Bowl has its perks, and one of them is an increased demand for the national spotlight.
The reigning NFC champion 49ers will get plenty of national exposure in the 2013 season, as five of their games will be played in prime-time.
After a high-profile opener against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park on Sept. 8, the 49ers play a Sunday night road game on Sept. 15 against the division rival Seattle Seahawks.
San Francisco’s other night games are Thursday, Sept. 26, at St. Louis; Sunday, Oct. 6, vs. Houston; Monday, Nov. 25, at Washington; and Monday, Dec. 23 vs. Atlanta.
The 49ers also make a trip to London for an Oct. 27 game against Jacksonville. The Jaguars will be considered the home team at Wembley Stadium. San Francisco’s bye week follows the overseas trek.
Four of San Francisco’s first six games will be at home.
The upcoming season is due to be the 49ers’ last at Candlestick Park, with the team’s new stadium in Santa Clara, expected to open in 2014. The “Monday Night Football” game will be the last regular season game ever at The ’Stick.
Meanwhile, the 49ers also announced the signing of tight end Cameron Morrah to a one-year contract, helping fill a void left by Delanie Walker’s departure to the Tennessee Titans.