Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by sacniner:
Wasn't there a vote passed to allow Eddie to redo Candlestick and develope that s**tty area? I assumed that feel through becasue Eddie got caught up....
the new stadium was to be built before 1994 and host SB 29 when the 9ers won that SB. It could have been the First team to Host and play a SB at home.
Eddie gave up power in 99
He is probably referring to Props D & F that were on the ballot for a special election in June 1997...Willie Brown was the political front-man becaue he desperately wanted a new stadium built while he was in office, pretty sure he was only half-joking when he suggested it be named after him.
Prop D was a $100M bond to fund the stadium/mall in complex in Bayview/Hunter's Point, and F dealt with the land and zoning. Lots of accusations of fraud, tampering, vote machines thrown in the Bay, etc...probably mostly true since, again, it was Willie Brown. Both props barely passed and stadium was supposed to be built by the year 2000.
But then the mall developer backed out, and it sorta died although around 2005 or so the 49ers were trying to still fall back on those ballot measures, although now they said they didn't need public money, but still wanted use of the land and this was the plan that called for the stadium to begin construction in 2010 and be ready for the 2012 season.