The San Francisco 49ers and the Stanford Cardinals need a new place to play their home games over the next few weeeks.
On Saturday, California’s Santa Clara County announced stringent new social distancing measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19. That includes a three-week ban on contact sports in the county. The county said that ban applies to all professional, collegiate and youth sports teams.
The 49ers, Stanford and San Jose State play their home games in Santa Clara County.
“All recreational activities that involve physical contact or close proximity to persons outside one’s household, including all contact sports, will be temporarily prohibited,” the order says under the ““Professional, collegiate and youth sports” header. “People can continue to engage in outdoor athletics and recreation where social distancing can be maintained at all times.”
The 49ers have home games scheduled for Dec. 7, and Dec. 13, while Stanford has a home game set for Dec. 12th. San Jose State has home games on tap for Dec. 5 (Hawaii) and Dec. 12 (Nevada).