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Report: Levi's Stadium to host the Pac-12 Championship Game

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The San Francisco 49ers new home will be hosting more than just NFL games and it became larger for the West Coast. The Pacific-12 (Pac-12) conference will announce that Levi's Stadium is hosting the Pac-12 championship game on December 5.

The announcement is scheduled for Thursday with Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, 49ers CEO Jed York and team President Paraag Marathe which there will be details unveiled for the game. Prior to 2014, the Pac-12 championship game was the only power conference to not have a championship game on a neutral site. They would previously play at the better team's stadium who has the greater conference record. Pac-12 championship games were hosted at Stanford in 2012 and Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, AZ) in 2013.

The Pac-12 championship isn't the only college football game in Levi's Stadium for 2014. The Cal Bears will play the Oregon Ducks on October 24 for a regular season conference game. To make this possible, the 49ers will have their bye week when Oregon plays Cal.

The first sporting event to occur in Levi's Stadium will be an MLS regular season game between the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders on August 2. The first NFL event is on Sunday, Aug. 17 when the Broncos play the 49ers in Week 2 of the preseason.

Levi's Stadium' regular-season opener will be on Week 2, Sunday, Sept. 14 when the Bears arrive for a Sunday Night Football game on NBC. The City of Santa Clara asked that the 49ers not host any games on weekdays for the first year of the stadium with parking being occupied by businesses. The only exception will be on Thanksgiving when the 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks on November 27.

In 2015, Levi's Stadium will be hosting Wrestlemania XXXI on March 29.

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