Originally posted by Bali-Niner:
Originally posted by Niners99:
the Hunters Point site is a dead dream. its in a bad part of town, and is a toxic waste dump.
Santa Clara makes way more sense, and already is in the works. they would still be in the bay area. i dont know why people get so upset about the Niners leaving the city. the Giants and Jets dont even play in the same state. the Cowboys dont play in Dallas. it doesnt matter. theyd be right near their actual team HQ where they spend all their time, and right in the heart of the fanbase.
Cleaned up, with more funds already allocated, get over that. You probably live in a toxic dump already, since there is so much pollution everywhere.
There is NO comparison to HP and SC. One is in the flatland between freeway interchanges, the other sits on the bay with views nearly 360.
One is IN SF, the other in, well you know.. so picturesque!
Ingress and egress will be fixed more, though anyone who goes to a major event has to know it's not like going to their favorite Safeway; it takes time to get out. If you don't like traffic, THEN DON"T GO, stay home and watch on TV so the sound of whining doesn't fill the air.
Ahhh, I feel much better now..
Hunters Point is an old naval shipyard that is "San Francisco's worst toxic waste dump and a legacy of nuclear and chemical pollution that residents fear may have a long-term effect on health in their low-income neighborhoods."
im not exactly sure WTF you mean by "you probably already live in toxic dump". i wasnt knocking the site, it literally IS a toxic dump.
and views of the bay are for baseball stadiums. nobody goes to a football game to enjoy the view. almost every football stadium is a bowl in which everyone is focusing on the game the entire time. nobody is looking around at the views outside the stadium, which would hardly be visible.
the 49ers HQ is in Santa Clara, they have summer camp there, the 5 Super Bowl trophies are even there. they literally do EVERYTHING in Santa Clara but play their games. the players and coaches live in the south bay, the majority of the fanbase lives in the south bay, and its still considered the San Francisco Bay Area. they arent moving to another city. they will still have the SF logo. i dont see what difference it makes unless you live IN the city of SF.
it makes too much sense to build it there. i know it seems best to have the team play in the city itself, but thats not a viable option anymore.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Jan 19, 2011 at 2:03 AM ]