A Tour of the Developing 49ers Museum, Presented by Sony

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The 49ers Museum presented by Sony will be a first-class celebration of the 49ers’ past, present and future. Located at the north side of the stadium at street level, the 20,000 square-foot space will be the home of the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame, the Morabito theater, the Denise DeBartolo York Education Center, the team’s Super Bowl Gallery, and a series of other exhibits.

Each of the museum’s galleries is being constructed to offer a unique and interactive visitor experience and once complete, the entire space will be unlike any other sports museum experience in the U.S.

Open year-round and seven days per week, the Museum’s first-year programming will include a series of public events featuring the team’s current players and alumni, an educational program that will reach 20,000 kids grades K-8, a number of special events and a celebratory grand opening in September.

49ers Museum director Jesse Lovejoy takes us on a tour of the building’s in-progress construction. The Sony-sponsored museum will open to the public on Saturday, August 2.

Image 1: Welcome to the 49ers Museum, presented by Sony. This is a view of the lobby, which will house an augmented reality experience, alongside digital and artifact content related to what’s happening with the organization.

2: The Museum’s Heritage Gallery will feature signature artifacts from every era of the team’s existence. Guests can also learn about the team’s history through interactive exhibits, video content projected on the walls and other items.

3: The Team Gallery will offer fans the opportunity to learn more about anyone to ever play for the 49ers. An interactive database of content will be featured, and video monitors will provide first-person anecdotes from former and current players.

4: The Bill Walsh Innovation Gallery will pay homage to one of the most innovative and important men in the history of the NFL. A re-creation of his office at the team’s training facility in Redwood City is the highlight of the space. An interactive exhibit on his influence on NFL coaches will also be presented. 

5: The Morabito Theater will feature the 49ers signature film, projected in 4K on a 40-foot-by-20-foot screen. One hundred guests at a time will enjoy a piece crafted specifically to tell the story of one of the most successful franchises in sports history.

Learn more about the 49ers Museum Presented by Sony. 

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