The 49ers on Monday removed the temporary sod from Sunday’s game to make modifications to the base — soil and sand — and create a better root system that should hold for much of the remainder of the season and only require replacing on an on-need basis. The new sod will go down by the weekend to have a full week to set in before a soccer match between Chile and Mexico on Sept. 6.
“They’re starting over,” punter Andy Lee said. “I’m sure it will be great. I’m not worried.”