Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by Beeker:
ILL, it's very obvious he doesn't ... he's a Cowpukes fan.
Oh sorry, I didn't realise it was a pre-requisite to live in Santa Clara to be a 9ers fan.
No, but it is clear by your comments that you don't live here.
Candlestick Point (where Candlestick is) is usually a good 10-20 degrees colder than anywhere else in the Bay. The new Stadium is in Santa Clara where this will not be an issue. Its also pretty clear that you have never been here if you are referring to the Bay Area as a "Cold Weather City". The NFL has just been waiting for Northern California to build a suitable stadium in order to have it host MULTIPLE Super Bowls. Weather is not an issue here.
As for why they didn't do a Dallas style stadium in terms of size and such....
...again...Its harder to fill a stadium in Northern California every week. Yes, the 49ers have sold out since 1979 I believe, but they most likely wouldn't do so in an 80,000 seat venue. In Dallas, you are stuck in freakin' Dallas. Alot less to do. Here, you are in the Bay Area...SF, Santa Cruz, Napa, Monterey....and hell only 3 hours from Tahoe...all sorts of places to go. That doesn't even talk about 2 baseball teams, another football team, a basketball team and a hockey team.
Finally....that Stadium in Dallas would be well north of 2 Billion to build here and thats if they even had the space. There is no reason to put a roof on the building.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Apr 10, 2013 at 8:13 AM ]