Originally posted by Raul98:
I'm really passionate about this so i don't care if people think I am wrong or crazy the team playing in Santa Clara even if it's still in the bay really sucks to me and I'm sure to a lot of people. I would never move the Niners under no circumstances even with out help from the city i would die trying to figure something out. The Giants got a new stadium with no help from the city so it can be done. I would rather re model the stick with new luxury suites locker rooms appearance and technology than move the team away. People on this post think I'm wrong but i don't care, having my team in my city of San Francisco my whole life to now playing in Silicon Valley is heart braking. Ya i know there's nothing i can do about it. But i refuse to accept it or like it i will never look at Levis Stadium as the home of the 49ers as far as i am concerned all 16 games will be away games. I still love the team and will support them but i just don't have it in me to be happy about them playing in silicon valley.
Uh, how many times did the Giants almost leave because of the voters and/or idiots who run SF? They were packed and ready to move to Tampa in late-1992, Lurie had AGREED on a deal to sell the team to a group that most definitely was going to move the team to Tampa-St. Pete. But MLB owners voted against it because the Magowan group was willing to buy the team and keep them in SF. And although the new park was "technically" built without public funding, they did get a multi-million $$ tax abatement from the city, plus something like $100M for infrastructure upgrades.
Bottom line, SF was never very accomodating on new stadiums for either team, and figured that as with the Giants, "something" would eventually get done with the 49ers and they'd never leave. Yes, that's how stupid and shortsighted the SF "leadership" was/is, that even though it took a last-minute deal to save the Giants, they STILL stonewalled the 49ers...about the only politician who seemed to truly want to do what it took to keep the Niners was Willie Brown, dude got dead people to vote for the stadium props and threw voting machines into the bay.