February 15, 2012

Santa Clara Approves 49ers Stadium Contract And Plans For 2014

Santa Clara Football Stadium

With Santa Clara’s City Council having voted 5-1 to approve a $879 million contract to start construction on a new 49ers stadium this July, and over a billion dollars in funding already lined up, the San Francisco 49ers will likely kickoff their 2014 season in a new home down south, exercising an option to leave Candlestick a year before their lease expires in 2015.

Santa Clara Scores $850 Million To Finance New 49ers Stadium [SocketSite]
First And Goal For The San Francisco Santa Clara 49ers Stadium [SocketSite]
Four More Years For The 49ers At Candlestick [SocketSite]

First Published: February 15, 2012 9:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Posted by: martin at February 15, 2012 11:28 AM

If anybody wants to start a blog about the concept of winner's curses, now is the time.

Posted by: EH at February 15, 2012 3:48 PM

suckers!

Posted by: kg at February 15, 2012 10:00 PM

The Niners are wasting no time constructing the new stadium in Santa Clara. The jobsite is in full swing with at least 100 builders on site.

The sign at the contractor's entrance states "Future home of the San Francisco 49ers". So I guess we're stepping closer to the MSA being the same as the city :-).

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at June 22, 2012 2:14 PM

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