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Sports 49ers to play two home games in Arizona after Santa Clara County's ban on contact sports

23:15  30 november  2020
23:15  30 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Santa Clara County COVID-19 restrictions that are forcing the San Francisco 49 ers out of Levi' s Stadium for the short term, could be be Since the start of the season, Arizona has looked like a potential destination for the 49 ers should they be forced out of town because San Francisco and the

Santa Clara County has banned all games and practices in the area for the next three weeks; it The San Francisco 49 ers are among the teams affected after Santa Clara County banned all contact sports San Francisco are scheduled to play two more regular season home games in December.

The San Francisco 49ers will play two home games at the Arizona Cardinals' State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, after Santa Clara County issued a three-week ban on contact sports.

a group of baseball players on a field: San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Brunskill, center, readies to snap the ball to quarterback Nick Mullens, left, during warmups before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. © Alex Gallardo, AP San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Brunskill, center, readies to snap the ball to quarterback Nick Mullens, left, during warmups before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif.

The 49ers will host the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 7 and the Washington Football Team on Dec. 13, the team announced in a release.

The Cardinals play a home game against the Los Angeles Rams at State Farm Stadium on Dec. 6 but will have a road game against the New York Giants the following week.

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Santa Clara County ' s sports teams scrambled Sunday to address public health restrictions on playing Santa Clara County bans contact sports ; Bills- 49 ers game in limbo. San Francisco has home Santa Clara County , home of the 49 ers and Levi's Stadium, issued enhanced COVID-19

The 49 ers could reportedly play their remaining home games in Arizona after local Santa Clara The 49 ers will not host their next two home games at Levi' s Stadium or practice at their facility San Francisco 49 ers may have to move games due to Santa Clara County ban on contact sports to

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San Francisco has yet to release details of its plans for practices.

The team also has one remaining home game: a Week 17 date with the Seattle Seahawks on Jan. 3. It is unclear whether the 49ers will be able to host that game in Santa Clara.

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49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expressed frustration with the situation after Sunday's 23-20 win against the Rams, saying the team had been blindsided by the announcement Saturday as they prepared to travel.

“We’ve been working with them as a partner, just trying to figure it out,” Shanahan said. “For us to be heading out here yesterday and the relationship we have with them, for all of our players and coaches and everyone on that plane and our wives to find that out while we’re getting on a plane and no one to tell us. It was just extremely disappointing.”

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On Saturday, Santa Clara County , home of the 49 ers and their home field Levi’ s Stadium, forced the issue Saturday by creating enhanced Covid-19 guidelines “So, that means that for those teams, they will not be able to play games or have practices where they have direct contact within the county .”

Santa Clara County , home of the 49 ers ' Levi' s Stadium, released new COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday that ban all contact sports and mandate a 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling into the area from 150 miles away, meaning the 49 ers will need a new home to finish the 2020 season.

The 49ers (5-6) currently stand one game behind the Cardinals for the final wild-card spot in the NFC playoff picture.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 49ers to play two home games in Arizona after Santa Clara County's ban on contact sports

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