Loose Sod at New Levi's Stadium Removed

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers were working to re-sod the field at new Levi's Stadium on Thursday, a day after a public workout was cut short and moved to the regular practice fields because players were slipping.

San Francisco hosts the San Diego Chargers at the $1.2 billion stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. PDT, and the team has said it expects to have the field ready in time. KTVU's news chopper showed images of the sod replacement on Thursday.

Coach Jim Harbaugh moved his team out of the stadium Wednesday about an hour into the practice.

Veteran placekicker Phil Dawson missed wide right on first-half field goal attempts from 55 and 44 yards in Sunday's 34-0 loss to the Denver Broncos, saying there's always adjustments with new grass. The field looked dry in places and chunks of sod were missing.

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