Santa Clara 49ers

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  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    excellent article on the state of the 49er franchise.
    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/07/12/MN6318KCFD.DTL#ixzz0LmeYZv7i
     
  2. Blazing Arrow

    Blazing Arrow Work'n da grill

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    Candlestick is a terrible park. I think it is actually called Monster park now but it is in a horrible location and hard to get to. No mass transit at all accept the bus.

    Santa Clara has wanted the team forever though and they always say the move is going to happen then it never does. I know the stadium is a big issue in the city because of the amount of money needed to build it. I also think the plan is to build it fairly close to Great America and amusement park and the owners of the park are suing the stadium people over it.

    Newsom has also repeatedly said that the team will most likely not move and he is doing all he can to keep them in SF.
     
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    The 49ers in Santa Clara isn't a big deal. They're like 45 miles apart. The diehard Niners fans would still make the trip.
     
  4. brakos82

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    I've been to Santa Clara. There was a woman in the Wal-Mart parking lot who was standing in a parking bot clear back at the far end of the parking lot. She said she was saving the spot for somebody. We came back out 20 minutes later and the person didn't take the spot. :user:
     
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    Isn't there a light rail stop nearby on San Fran's MUNI system?

    Yep. Not to mention that it is still in the market area. It's right next to San Jose. It would almost be like putting a team in The Woodlands or League City.
     
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    There is a ton of discussion on the 9er board about this if any of you guys are interested in their fan takes on this. There is even a dedicated forum that centers on this topic.
     
  7. El Tejano

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    Boo Hoo! They are moving to a different city. How about a whole fricking state?
     
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    They forgot to add full house to the list of San Fran atrocities.
     
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  9. Vinny

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    figured our fans base would be sensitive to others who may lose a team since we know what it feels like. It's not like the situation is resolved. I don't think stuff like this is good for the league in general.
     
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    Or like how the Dallas Cowboys played in Irving for 37 years and like how they're now playing in Arlington.
     
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    Are they really losing the team though? They aren't going that far area, and Santa Clara is apart of the entire San Fran-Oakland-San Jose Bay Area. It's like the Texans moving out to the suburbs or something.
     
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    Arlington, TX... Foxboro, MA... (they were originally called the Boston Patriots, so shut up :) )... Alexandria, VA... this is nothing new.

    I mean, two teams that are "in" New York are in New Jersey...
     
  13. Blazing Arrow

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    They have the electric busses but I am pretty sure MUNI does not go there. If you drive it is a nightmare.

    Santa Clara is a lot easier to get in and out of from all different directions. Plus Monster park is a pile. The thing has needed upgrades for more then a decade now.

    The chokeland faiders need a new park as well. The A's are thinking of moving because of this. O-town has a ton of area to put a new stadium but it would never pass a vote.
     
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    I think it's at least time that a team with 5 Super Bowls gets a new stadium.
     
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    Blazing Arrow Work'n da grill

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    It would take someone by the current park more then an hour to get there. It is a drive and a lot of busy freeways.
     
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    I bet the Golden Gate would make a few more hundreds of thousands in tolls every home game. They may have an idea here... :thinking:
     
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    Meh, we have fans that drive from Austin. The Niner diehard fans will drive 45 miles.

    BTW, it can take an hour to drive from one end of Houston to the other.
     
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    And that's at 3 in the morning. Any other hour, good luck.
     
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    Same with SF. If you are near that park you know you are no where close to home and in for a drive. It is just in a really crappy area.
     
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    If you are in SF the drive to Santa Clara does not involve a bridge.
     

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