Sports | November 30, 2020 11:06 am

San Francisco 49ers Looking for New Home Field Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Santa Clara County installed a three-week ban on contact sports starting on Monday

San Francisco 49ers Looking for New Home Field Due to COVID-19 Restrictions
Nick Mullens of the 49ers throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams.
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A three-week ban on contact sports starting on Monday in Santa Clara County has the San Francisco 49ers scrambling to find a new home for practice and games.

The ban, which also mandates 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling into the area from 150 miles away, likely means the Niners will play their final three home games at State Farm Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals.

Should that plan not work out, the team could possibly play somewhere in Texas.

“We’ll see what the future holds,” said San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens. “It’s tough for us but it’s more tough for the families. We’ll see what happens. We’ll adjust and we’ll be ready.”

The team first learned of the ban in the midst of traveling to Los Angeles to take on the Rams on Sunday.

“We’ve been working with them as a partner, just trying to figure it out,” head coach Kyle Shanahan said of Santa Clara. “For us to be heading out here yesterday and the relationship we have with them, for all of our players and coaches and everyone on that plane and our wives to find that out while we’re getting on a plane and no one to tell us. It was just extremely disappointing.”

The Niners, who beat the Rams 23-20 on Sunday, are scheduled to host the Buffalo Bills for Monday Night Football in Week 13.