We Went To The 49ers’ Amazing High-Tech Stadium – And We Don’t Want To Go To Any Other Stadium Ever Again

San Francisco 49ers

On Saturday, Citrix invited us down to Santa Clara to see the 49ers take on the San Diego Chargers.

Neither of us had been to the new stadium before and we were blown away by how high-tech and fan-friendly it was.

The game was fantastic, even though the Niners lost in overtime.

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