49ers fan hopes amazing light display is good luck for NFC Championships

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The holiday season may be over, but football season is definitely not for 49ers fans.

A fake 49ers football field, a miniature version of downtown San Francisco and a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge are all part of a spectacular display of lights on the lawn of Bruce Ellsworth’s Sacramento home.

“Definitely go Niners,” Ellsworth gleefully told FOX40.

Ellsworth has been carrying his 49ers-themed dazzling since the 1990s, carrying on the tradition even after moving between houses along the way.

Ellsworth usually has the display around Thanksgiving time and said it takes weeks and weeks to plan and build.

The Golden Gate Bridge part of the screen is strong enough to hold a grown man.

Ellsworth hopes the display, with all its lights, gives the 49ers good luck in this weekend’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.

“It will last until the 49ers get to the Super Bowl this year. I did it in 2019, I did the same thing and we got to the Super Bowl. We didn’t win, but at the the less we got there,” Ellsworth explained.

Inside his home, Ellsworth has what he calls a 49ers man cave, with team memorabilia over the years.

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He said his display of the 49ers fandom was about more than just a football team, it was about bringing joy to the community.

“I love that people are enjoying it and I feel like it’s helping to illuminate the attitude of how they’re feeling right now,” Ellsworth said with a laugh. “It’s a pretty dark time right now. Hopefully it sheds some light on them. Also, we support the 49ers, don’t forget that.

Ellsworth said people of all ages are welcome, even Los Angeles Rams fans.


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