Originally posted by areyoustupid:
sure...just look what the stadium and coliesium did for Okland and it's surrounding community....nothing...that's right....nothing! There are too many projects that need that redevelopment money than help build a staium to make the owners even richer and provide great jobs like employing 2000 hot dog vendors. Give me a break! Wise up Santa Clara....if it is such a great deal to have the 49ers then why isn't SF investing in their very own team......do you really want to get in bed with the yorks and play their stupid game of pitting city against city?
Wise up and let's do something useful with that money that will give santa clara a good return on their investment for years to come...hey, how about a downtown? Better jobs, more businesses, more diversity in investment.....wise up!
No, but you are.
Considering that Al Davis and the Raiders left for 10 years. That's 10 years of no events during the winter. Then on top of that you have the A's that would rather cover the upper deck than sell the seats and get the added influx of fans that buy gas, food, lodging etc.
If the team leaves San Francisco the City will demolish the Stick. And in 10 years the two cities will have a lot in common economically.
Should I start listing off all the revenue that a Sports Franchise brings into an area? Hell why bother you have access to Google right? Look up "Events" in any major city with a Professional Sports franchise. If you can't see that Stadiums bring in more money than you give them credit for then you didn't look. Period.