49ers to install brand new stadium turf before Bears visit for regular season play

  • Referee Tony Corrente runs toward the 50-yard line of Levi's Stadium field during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)

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.”

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