Originally posted by Gavintech: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.
First, The Giants and Jets play a lot closer to New York than the SC site is from San Francisco. It's about THREE MILES OUTSIDE OF MANHATTAN. You can even see the Manhattan skyline from the Meadowlands site. To compare that to something FIFTY miles away is pretty stupid.
Second, Cowboys Stadium is in Arlington, which is part of the Dallas/Ft Worth Area. It's not 10 miles outside of Dallas. Again, not only a bad comparison but a HORRIBLE one.
Third, both of them are much better projects. They are on much larger parcels with plenty of parking/access and none of the issues and are barely outside of the city the team is named for. So we've got superior/larger sites with better parking/access, one of which is 10 miles outside of the team's namesake city, the other barely three miles outside. Why even bring them up except to show how much the Santa Clara plan is NOT like the new Meadowlands or Cowboys stadiums at all?
Okay barely outside the namesake city doesn't hold water. The point is simply this -- The Dallas Cowgirls don't play in Dallas. The NY Jets and Giants don't play in New York, and the San Francisco 49ers won't be playing in San Francisco. They could be 300 ft outside the city limit and the point is still valid. THEY DON'T PLAY IN THE CITY PERIOD. Seeing the skyline from the stadium is a great point. I suppose in the goodyear blimp floating over Santa Clara we could see that dump Hunter's Point or the San Francisco Skyline. SO WHAT!! A horrible comparison! No it's just a fact that other teams are already doing this. Santa Clara is a farther drive, and prefer that over other proposals. Tell me where there is enough land in the bay area that can be had to build a bigger stadium with more parking. It's kind of expensive if you haven't heard. If you have a better plan, I'm sure we'd like to hear it.