Originally posted by Buonaparte69:
Originally posted by MSteitz468:
Originally posted by Joecool:
I don't buy the fact that Dallas and Arizona are cheap areas and that's why they build nice creative stadiums. So, what, people make less money in cheap areas.
What I think about is the trademark of the San Francisco 49ers:
1. Bay Area: check
2. Ocean: not with the new stadium
The 49ers will lose this in this stadium and we will be a team with a bland look. What's funny is that it may match our teams' play under Singletary.
Look at what the SF Giants did. They were able to build something nice so why couldn't the 49ers. This isn't something that can be upgraded or replaced. The ownership should have required more creativity on the designers. It almost seems as though they rushed it and wanted a quick design to have something on the table for negotiations.
It's pretty close to the water on south bay.
Trust me, you really don't want to be too close to the water due to the earthquake/land liquefaction factor (especially in the northern Santa Clara area, where a lot of land is reclaimed from the Bay via garbage landfills)
The same can be said of candlestick, where some have proposed to build the new stadium. Isn't there a problem because of the Bay? When the tide is high, the ground gets a little damp, I think they had to build a drainage underneath for that didn't they.
The entire Bay area, land is expensive compared to other places. Not to mention the construction labor force and unless you import them from south of the border, which I think would be wrong.