Puckguy14 Posted August 9, 2004 Share Posted August 9, 2004 With one of the oldest stadiums (not refurbished) in the NFL, suddenly, the 49ers dumb**** owners suddenly realize they want something done for 44 year old Candlestick Park. In this article from SFGate.com, word is that the owners of the 49ers (who make Al Davis look good, no offense Raider fans, at least your owner cares about football) may leave in 2008 when the lease expires. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?...&type=printableLet me remind you all, a $100 million bond was passed in 1997 to build a new stadium for the 49ers adjacent to Candlestick. Because of problems with ownership and environmental activists (part of SF Bay would be filled in to make room for more parking) and the ownership not wanting to flip the bill for any of it, the stadium issue is non-existant. To quote the 49ers spokesperson Sam Singer, "the ownership is looking for a financially feasable stadium." Translation: build us a stadium with your money or we leave for LA where Tagliabue wants a team. The proposed stadium was to be finished in 1999, for Super Bowl XXXIII, but was moved to 2002 because of problems. In 1999, Super Bowl XXXIII was moved to Miami, and 2002 SB XXXVI was played in New Orleans. Also the team was hoping for the US Olympic Comittee to grant their bid city to be San Francisco to get money from California to build a stadium which would eventually hold football in SF and try to get the Earthquakes to SF. If you've been to Candlestick, you know why I'm upset about this. But for a team that has won so much in the last 25 years, San Francisco 49ers fans deserve a better facility. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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