Levi’s® Stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers, and also serves as one of the world’s best outdoor sports and entertainment venues. The $1.2 billion venue has 1.85 million square feet, seats approximately 68,500 and features  165 luxury suites and 8,500 club seats.


The stadium was designed by HNTB and is being built by Turner/Devcon for the Santa Clara Stadium Authority. The structure takes advantage of our Silicon Valley climate and will be predominantly open and airy, while also environmentally friendly.

The new stadium in Santa Clara is the next generation of stadium design.  One of the most unique features of the facility is the green roof atop the suite tower on the west side of the stadium. The three solar bridges, connecting the main parking area to the stadium, will include hundreds of solar panels. 


Levi’s® Stadium is the first stadium to host an NFL team with LEED Gold certification. Visitors and guests may view a live dashboard display featuring current energy measurements, water and air monitors, and other dynamic green features as the building operates daily. The dashboard is located inside Levi’s® Stadium in between the 49ers Museum Presented By Sony and 49ers Team Store.   




— Sustainable Features  —


  • As of February 2014, the stadium had earned 41 points (39 is required for Gold certification).
  • The stadium is located on a sustainable site with accessible public transportation and bike path to lower greenhouse gases.
  • The stadium will self-consume PV-electricity generated from its three NRG Energy solar-paneled pedestrian bridges and its one solar-paneled roof deck—the NRG Solar Terrace.
  • 100% of the wood used in the Citrix Owners Suites is reclaimed wood from a local airplane hangar at Moffett Field in Mountain View, CA.
  • The stadium is using recycled and reclaimed building products where possible.
  • The stadium features a 27,000 square foot “Green Roof” on the top of the stadium’s suite tower.
  • The stadium will use reclaimed water for both potable and non-potable uses such as the playing field irrigation water.
  • The stadium’s concessionaire is focused on working with local suppliers to fulfill its farm-to-table menus, and will be composting and recycling to the greatest extent possible.



 — How Levi’s® Saved One Billion Liters of Water —


Our partner, Levi Strauss & Co. announced a new Lifecycle Assessment about the water and energy impact from a pair of their 501 jeans. Among the findings, they learned that if everyone in the U.S. would wash their jeans after every 10 wears instead of every 2, we could save more than 270 billion liters of water – or the equivalent of the annual water needs for the city of San Jose! 

We’re asking you to join them in making small changes to a few of your everyday habits that can result in a big collective impact on the environment.  Here’s how you can help: 

  1. Know your environmental impact. Consumer habits are one of the largest contributors to water and energy impact in the lifecycle of jeans. Find out your impact by taking this short quiz.
  2. Take the #WashLessPledge. At the end of the quiz, take the #WashLessPledge and promise to wash your jeans less (or don’t wash at all!) between World Water Day (3/22) and Earth Day (4/22).
  3. Spread the word. Let your social networks know about this important issue — see below for a sample social media message.

The need is great, but so is the impact we can make when we’re acting together. Thank you for helping us raise awareness for this important issue.