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Broncos will be 49ers' 1st opponent in Levi's Stadium (w/video)

  • Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers will host Peyton Manning, right, and the Denver Broncos in the preseason home opener in August, the first game played in Levi's Stadium. (Associated Press)

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers' first exhibition games at Levi's Stadium will be against the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers on back-to-back weeks in mid-August.

Dates and kickoff times are being finalized, and although the 49ers-Broncos affair will take place between Aug. 14-18, the Chargers game will be nationally televised by Fox on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m.

The exhibition opener will feature a rematch of Super Bowl XLVII, with the 49ers traveling to face the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 7-10. The 49ers close their exhibition season Aug. 28 on the road against the Houston Texans.

The regular-season schedule is expected to be released later this month, and the 49ers' official home opener at Levi's Stadium figures to come in Week 2, perhaps on "Sunday Night Football." Construction is in the final stages for the $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium. The first event to be held there is a Major League Soccer game between the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders on Aug. 2.

Levi's Stadium will host Super Bowl L in 2016, but it is not slated to host the Pro Bowl on the preceding Sunday. This coming season's Pro Bowl and Super Bowl will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., the league announced Wednesday while noting that the Pro Bowl would move back to Hawaii in 2016.

The 49ers' regular-season home opponents will be the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers and Chicago Bears.

Aside from their road trips to their NFC West rivals, the 49ers have non-divisional visits in the regular season to the Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos.

Here is the 49ers' exhibition schedule:

Aug. 7-10: at Ravens (KPIX Ch. 5)

Aug. 14-18: vs. Broncos (NBC)

Aug. 24: vs. Chargers (1 p.m.; Fox)

Aug. 28: at Texans (KPIX)

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