San Francisco 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team based in the San Francisco Bay Area .

They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a league member of the National Football Conference (NFC) Western Division .

The team plays its home games at Levy Stadium in Santa Clara, California , located 38 miles (61 km) southeast of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley . Since 1988, the 49ers have been headquartered in Santa Clara .

The team was founded in 1946 as a founding member of the All-American Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1949 when the leagues merged. The 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco and are the 10th oldest franchise in the NFL.


The name “49ers” comes from the prospectors who arrived in Northern California in the 1849 Gold Rush . The team is legally and corporately registered as the San Francisco Forty Niners .

The team started play at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco before moving across town to the Candlestick in 1971 and then to Levy Stadiumin Santa Clara in 2014.