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Levi's Stadium kicks off with MLS game of Earthquakes vs. Sounders

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Levi's Stadium had its first sporting event with a Major League Soccer (MLS) regular season game on Saturday evening between the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders.

Fans got a first look at what will be the San Francisco 49ers stadium and a place for many events in the near future.

"[The stadium] is really nice, it's huge," said Caitlin Streiding of Petaluma, CA. "I'm a Raiders fan, so it's kind of weird for me here but I have to say, it's really nice."

Spectators couldn't help but notice the different foods around Levi's Stadium. With a strong selection of cuisine to choose from, the quality is something that isn't seen everywhere. Streiding said she enjoyed the Indian food that Levi's Stadium provided.

Levi's Stadium broke ground in April 2012 after securing the right to construct it in 2010. Nearly two years later, Levi's Stadium formally opened on July 17 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

Some fans couldn't help but enjoy the scene at Levi's Stadium saying it had top notch quality.

"I think it's a beautiful stadium," said Antonio Fraga of Tulare, CA. "I've been to a few stadiums and this one is the state of the art. I think people here should be very proud to have a stadium like this."

"Everything to me is top of the line. The people are great here. [From] the stadium view, you can see anything on the field at any seat."

Nearly 43,000 people came to witness the inaugural game. With the great technology of Wi-Fi for everyone, to Vegan franks and being in the heart of Silicon Valley, Levi's Stadium has now set a new standard for other sporting venues.

"It's crazy how sports entertainment comes with lots of technological innovation," said Jesse Mallare of San Jose, CA. "It creates a supreme stadium to enjoy for everyone to enjoy and get the most for the family experience."

"You're not going to see this [everywhere else], You got pork buns next to 18 inch plasma televisions. I think we've come to the point where it's not just a game anymore, it's the whole experience."

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