Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
"Santa Clara 49ers"?
Or would we be able to keep the SF?
holy frick....how are people STILL asking this question? this had literally been explained a couple years ago when SC got into the picture.
They would keep the SF logo, the SF name, the SF everything. Santa Clara is just a playing site, still within the teams local fanbase grounds, that is just much more convenient. Everything the 49ers do, camp, HQ, everything, is in Santa Clara. the only time they even go to SF is to play their games. it makes way more sense to build a stadium down there.
the Giants and Jets dont even play in the same state, yet are still called "New York". its very common for teams to play outside the city they represent. the majority of the 49ers fanbase lives in the south bay anyways.
the Stick is historic, but its a total dump, and it doesnt take a genius to realize teams with old run down stadiums dont win. they just dont bring in the revenue to win.
its not a surprise that 8 of the last 9 super bowls were won by teams playing in new state of the art stadiums.