Levi's Stadium Woes Continue, Harbaugh Ends 49ers Practice Early Due To Poor Turf

In this 49ers news and rumors update, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh brought his team together less than hour into Wednesday's open practice at Levi's Stadium, leading his team off the field due to poor field conditions.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, "the 49ers abruptly left the stadium through the south tunnel to continue on the team's practice fields behind their training complex without acknowledging several thousand fans who showed up for the final open practice of training camp."

Simple drills left huge divots in the turf, with the grass still sporting huge discolored spots from Sunday's preseason clash with the Denver Broncos - a stadium debut that left many fans frustrated with a multitude of issues ranging from poor traffic planning to concessions outages at halftime.

At Wednesday's practice, general manager Trent Baalke was visibly irritated by the condition of the turf, which has yet to take root in the soil. After wideout Stevie Johnson slipped and fell awkwardly on an out route during a 7-on-7 drill, Harbaugh pulled the team together and broke practice abruptly.

Fans who attended Wednesday's proceedings will be given free tickets to the 49ers Museum. The 49ers, meanwhile, return to action at Levi's Stadium on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers - hoping that just under 96 hours of grounds-crew work will be enough to make the field passable for game time.


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