The San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams engaged in a thoroughly fantastic game of football Thursday night. But the stands at Levi’s Stadium were far from packed with fans. In fact, based on pictures of the stadium throughout the game, it looked like there were more empty seats than seats with people in them (look here). However, on Friday morning, the franchise is singing a different tune. Pro Football Talk is reporting the 49ers as saying over 60,000 fans attended the game. There were 68,500 tickets available for Thursday night’s contest in Santa Clara, and per the report, the team distributed 97 percent of them. Mike Florio elaborates on why evidence and facts might not appear to align. “So why the images of a largely empty venue? The game started during rush hour in the Bay Area, and the team typically has a late-arriving crowd, along with six different club areas with open-air concourses from which fans can eat, drink, and watch the game.” All that being taken into account, it’s still hard to believe 60,000-plus fans actually attended Thursday night’s game.
49ers say over 60,000 fans attended Thursday night’s game
Sportsnaut | Sep 22