Originally posted by Raul98:
Originally posted by English:
I think you have spun it round. I think the team tried hard but the city had no interest.
I don't recall them being offered anywhere except the polluted navy land which would apparently have cost a lot of money to clean up.
They offered to take down candlestick and re build a new stadium there. Like JTsBiggestFan said they could have played at Standford a few seasons while a new stadium was built where Candlestick is. I'm just really disappointed and mad my team is playing outside of the city. It just doesn't feel right I don't know exactly how well city officials worked with the 49ers only they know. I just wish the Yorks could have waited longer but maybe they were tired of waiting. I'm glad this site exists to let people voice there opinions and we can discuss these things so we get different peoples opinions.
Jeez...haven't we moved on from this?
1) The initial site would have required the construction of the worlds largest parking garage. Stanford? You are making a fairly large assumption that Stanford was even an option.
2) Even if Stanford were an option, the stadium is far more expensive to build in the current stadiums location. Not NEARLY the public/private partnership to get it done plus ALOT of infrastructure change that would have to be funded my the city.
3) The Naval Shipyard is a superfund site....IE, toxic waste dump. The federal government is paying to clean the site up...but even if its cleaned up, the site has ZERO freeway access and would require the building of a bridge. IE...more money from the city who is balking about paying for anything.
4) Downtown by the Giants? As far as I know most of that land is going to be is going to be used by USF, but even if that's not the case, where the hell does anyone park. That was never a serious possibility. Not nearly enough space. Had nothing to do with proximity to the Giants.
5) Santa Clara was willing to do public/private partnership. They already had infrastructure in place including rail access. The stadium in far, far better neighborhood next to convention center, Great America, and several hotels.
6) 49ers were only residents of SF 10 days a year to begin with. Their HQ has been in Santa Clara for over 20 years. Now the HQ and stadium are actually attached. Moreover...due to their size, most NFL stadiums aren't within city limits. The 49ers don't belong to SF alone...they belong to the entire Bay Area.