Originally posted by glorydayz:
To me it is crazy that the people against the stadium fail to realize that the 49ers do not own the stadium, the city does. So the 49ers are paying for a stadium that they will have to rent for almost 100 years, and then when you factor in that they will only use it 10 times per year not including 2-3 playoff games in the post season, the rest of the year the city of santa clara will have the option of renting it out for concerts and other events.
Now imagine if you were paying to build a house that you will be renting for the summer at a very hight rate, while the owners will get to rent it out to whoever they want to rent it to during the other seasons. But you have to sign a 60 year lease.
Who's winning in this deal again? The 49ers should be the ones complaining if you ask me.
Well....I'm with ya.....but there is a bit more to it.
Teams usually don't want to own the stadium. They don't want to upkeep it. They also DO get some of the $$$$ for other events held at the stadium. My guess is that the 49ers would even make a little money on Raider games should they be played there.
It's also a 40 year lease.....not that it really matters.
SO, like I said....I'm with ya, but it ain't all that bad a deal for the 49ers.