49ers | Team has alternate site picked out for new stadium
Mon, 17 Jul 2006 20:52:53 -0700

Dennis Georgatos, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports the San Francisco 49ers have a backup building site picked out in case their current plans for Candlestick Point fall through. Team vice president Lisa Lang acknowledged that a parking lot across the street from the team's Santa Clara headquarters has been selected as a backup. Lang said, "We aren't looking at Santa Clara right now. We're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a month on the effort to make this work at Candlestick Point. If there's a point where there is a significant barrier that we just can't surmount, then we'd have to make a decision. But we've had a great working relationship with the city. We feel very positive as we move ahead."