Saying goodbye to summer is never easy. But as we bid farewell to backyard barbecues and beach parties, it’s important to look on the bright side and remember that with fall comes the triumphant return of football.

Yep, tailgate season is upon us and here at Esurance, we’re excited to sport our red and gold as proud sponsors of the San Francisco 49ers.

New season, new stadium

It’s a particularly exciting time here in the Bay Area as the Niners celebrate the first season in their new home, Levi’s® Stadium.

The stunning new stadium is jam-packed with technology and innovation, taking the fan experience to a whole new level. As a tech connoisseur and innovator ourselves, here are a few of our favorite additions:

The Levi’s® Stadium app: Keep track of your tickets and parking passes, summon concessions right to your seat, and instantly access game replays with the Stadium’s very own smart phone app.

Green upgrades: With hundreds of solar panels, recycled materials, and a “Green Roof”, Levi’s® Stadium is more eco-friendly and efficient than any other US football stadium.

Stadium-wide WiFi: No frozen newsfeeds here. Fans will be able to access fast, reliable internet from anywhere in the stadium.

The Faithful Mile: A tailgaters dream, The Faithful Mile is 60,000 square-feet of pre-game celebration space complete with food trucks, libations, and special appearance from yours truly. That’s right, Esurance will be on-site at The Faithful Mile with technology to take you from the locker room to the end zone, all before kickoff.

The Faithful 49 fan program from Esurance

A new stadium isn’t the only thing San Francisco fans have to look forward to. The 2014 season also marks the inaugural season of The Faithful 49, the ultimate Niners fan program powered by Esurance.

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As a member of Faithful 49, fans will have the chance to score exclusive perks and prizes just by showing their Niners pride.

Gain yards for checking out articles on 49ers.com, following the Niners (and Esurance) on social media, attending games at Levi’s® Stadium, and more. Yards can be redeemed for anything from 49ers merch or snacks at the stadium, to meet and greets with Niners greats. Plus, if you’re looking for tickets to a 49ers game, being a member of Faithful 49 is the only way to access single-game Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets!

Esurance and the 49ers

Since the beginning, Esurance has been using technology to empower shoppers to make smart choices when it comes to their insurance, as well as to improve the overall customer experience. That’s why we’re so excited about how the 49ers are using tech at Levi’s® Stadium to better serve fans.

Whether you’re a near or far 49ers fan, be sure to get in on the action this season. Sign up for The Faithful 49 and if you’re lucky enough to be heading to Levi’s® Stadium to watch the real deal, stop by and visit us at The Faithful Mile.

And if you’re in the market for insurance, be sure to check out our unbeatable lineup of online insurance tools at esurance.com. From Express Lane® quoting that helps expedite your quote by looking up information for you, to a mobile app that makes managing your policy a breeze, Esurance has the tools (and the tech) to make your life easier.

Go Niners!

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about Jennifer

A Motor City native, Jennie spent a few years knee-deep in automotive before heading to San Francisco to join the Esurance team as a copywriter. In addition to words, she’s a big fan of running, Detroit Tiger baseball, and the Trader Joe’s cheese aisle.