San Francisco 49ers to Play Next 2 Home Games in Arizona
Are you ready for Arizona 49ers football?
After being barred from playing at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara for the next three weeks, the 49ers announced Monday that they'll play their Weeks 13 and 14 home games against the Bills and Washington Football team, respectively, at the Arizona Cardinals' stadium in Glendale.
49ers will host their Weeks 13 and 14 home games against the Buffalo Bills and Washington Football Team at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. pic.twitter.com/OIQMeQEjVx— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 30, 2020
The Niners will play three of their next four contests in Arizona as they'll be the visiting team in Week 16 against the Cardinals.
Kicked out of their home stadium, the 49ers now face another bump in the road in a season full of them. But coach Kyle Shanahan has done an admiral job despite dealing with injuries to his best players — including the franchise's starting quarterback, All-Pro tight end and the reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. However, after upsetting the Rams on Sunday, the Niners, at 5-6, are still in the playoff hunt.
Niners CEO Jed York tweeted that the organization also considered San Diego, the former home of the Chargers, as a temporary home.
I also want to thank @SDMayorsOffice for immediately reaching out to see if San Diego could help @49ers during our search for a home. While we wish we could keep our players at / close to home with their families during the holidays, that is currently not viable. #OneDayAtATime— Jed York (@JedYork) November 30, 2020
Now that the 49ers and Cardinals will share a stadium, it's only fair that the Cardinals share their quarterback, Kyler Murray, with the 49ers as well.
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