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49ers concluding work as stadium work continues

The 49ers will conclude Bay Area practices this afternoon before flying up to Seattle.

The team’s practice facility is in Santa Clara and literally in the shadow of Levi’s Stadium, which is still in the final stages of preparation to become their new home next season.

And there is even a Northwest connection: The first event scheduled in the stadium is a Major League Soccer match on Aug. 2, pairing Seattle Sounders FC against the San Jose Earthquakes.


In S.F., as in N.O, CenturyLink noise is top topic

Just as last week in New Orleans, the most-asked questions by Bay Area media today involved the noise at CenturyLink Field and how the 49ers plan to deal with it.

And – again, just like last week with the Saints — the Niners’ acknowledged that the CLink is an amazingly loud place, while also generally indicating confidence that they’d be able to deal with it.

Here’s what a few 49ers had to say:

Center Jonathan Goodwin on making his line calls: “You just have to be loud: get it to them somehow some way.”

Goodwin on any value in having

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A new name for Qwest: CenturyLink Field

Considered a possibility in April when CenturyLink purchased Qwest, news of Qwest Field changing its name became official today.

The Seattle Seahawks released a statement this afternoon, stating that Qwest Field will now be called CenturyLink Field and CenturyLink Field Event Center.

“Although the name of this facility will change; the history, tradition and spirit of the 12th MAN and the Sounders FC supporters will never change,” Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin said in a prepared statement. “We are excited about our partnership with CenturyLink and our on-going commitment to positively impact the fans of the Pacific Northwest.”

The team

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