San Francisco 49ers

49ers will hold open practice at Kezar Stadium this summer

The stands were nearly full at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 31, 1965, just prior to the start of the annual Shrine East-West game. It was the 41st game played for the benefit of the Shriners hospital for crippled children.
The stands were nearly full at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 31, 1965, just prior to the start of the annual Shrine East-West game. It was the 41st game played for the benefit of the Shriners hospital for crippled children. AP

The 49ers are heading back to San Francisco – for a day – when they hold an open practice during training camp.

The team announced Thursday that in recognition of its 70th season it will practice at Kezar Stadium on Aug. 10. Approximately 9,000 fans will be admitted to the session, which will be followed by a youth football exhibition.

Tickets are free, but fans must enter an online random drawing beginning July 14 at 10 a.m. Details about the event and registration for the drawing can be found on the team’s website, 49ers.com.

The 49ers last practiced at Kezar, their home from 1946 to 1970, in the southeast corner of Golden Gate Park, in 2004.

It’s the 49ers’ only announced open training camp practice at home. One of the Denver Broncos’ 15 open practices will be a joint session with the 49ers at their Englewood, Colo., training facility on Aug. 17, three days before their preseason game in Denver.

The 49ers report to training camp July 30, and their first full-squad session is July 31.

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