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Shoddy workmanship Ted: New $1.3billion stadium has pitch relaid twice in a week

We hope someone in the 49ers’ organisation has kept the receipt.

WELL THIS IS embarrassing.

For the second time in a less than a week, the San Francisco 49ers are having to relay the pitch at their brand new, $1.3billion stadium.

Chargers 49ers Football Grass flies as the 49ers' Craig Dahl (43) and Tramaine Brock tackle San Diego's Ryan Mathews. Source: Marcio Jose Sanchez

Just days after the 49ers lost their preseason home opener against Denver at Levi’s Stadium, head coach Jim Harbaugh cancelled a practise at the ground because of dangerous conditions. On Thursday, the playing surface was replaced.

Source: CJ Zero

However, the field failed to hold up during their win over the Chargers on Sunday night and is being dug up and replaced again with a new surface expected to be in place in advance of their first regular season home game on September 14.

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According to the franchise, the pitch used for the San Diego game was always supposed to be a temporary solution but when you spend so much money on a new stadium, you would hope that problems with the playing surface would be the least of your worries.

H/T: San Jose Mercury News.

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