Due to Covid-19 regulations the San Francisco 49ers home games moved to Arizona. On Saturday, Santa Clara County announced new COVID-19-related restrictions. Preventing contact sports in the county for at least the next three weeks, forcing the San Francisco 49ers to look for a new venue for their weeks 13 and 14 home games.
On Monday, the 49ers announced that they will hold their next two games at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Which is the home of the rival Arizona Cardinals.
“The Cardinals organization, State Farm Stadium and League officials have been supportive and accommodating as we work through the many logistical issues involved in relocating NFL games,” the 49ers said in a statement.
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The announcement means that the 49ers, who are still in the playoff race, will host the Buffalo Bills for Monday Night Football on Dec. 7. Also, the Washington Football Team on Dec. 13 in Arizona. The only other game they have in the three week window is a road game in Dallas.
“As far as San Fran goes, that’s obviously a challenging situation for them. I’m glad it worked out that we could host them in a way and allow them to use these facilities, and continue to keep their season going. It’s kind of 2020 in a nutshell, and I’m just glad it all worked out for them,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday.
Even though they have found a venue to play their home games, the 49ers are still working through where they will practice for the next few weeks. The organization’s preference is to stay in the Bay Area for practice and fly to Arizona for games, but that might not be logistically possible, in part because Santa Clara County has recommended a 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling 150-plus miles and returning to the county.