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Santa Clara voters decide fate of new Niners stadium

On Tuesday, eligible (and interested) voters in Santa Clara, California will be casting ballots regarding a proposal that would kick in $114 million in taxpayer money toward the construction of a new stadium for the 49ers.

According to Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News, polls suggest that the vote will be close.
“It would be tremendous if people would get out and vote because it is important,” coach Mike Singletary said, per Brown.  “I think it’s a tremendous step for the organization, I think we all know that.  Everything that the people of Santa Clara have done here has been great.  Now, it’s just following through and getting out and voting.”
That message isn’t intended, however, for those who would be inclined to vote “no.”
If the measure fails, look for momentum to build toward a possible two-team venue in Oakland, which would be shared by the 49ers and the Raiders.
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22 Responses to “Santa Clara voters decide fate of new Niners stadium”
  1. SF Saints Fan says: Jun 8, 2010 9:34 AM

    Vote NO please.
    I do not want to have to drive all the way down to frekin Santa Clara for a Niners game.
    Candlestick is fine. It is a dump, but it works. Build a new stadium in the parking lot of Candlestick and turn the old stadium location into a new parking lot. If the Giants/Jets can do it, why can’t the Niners?
    Check that, stupid voters and politicians and San Francisco, never mind……..

  2. urinal mint says: Jun 8, 2010 9:36 AM

    Trying to drive up traffic in the silly season, are we?

  3. NinerSean says: Jun 8, 2010 9:53 AM

    Vote YES if you would like an NFL team still to be based somewhere close to San Francisco.
    If this measure doesn’t pass, they have to either consider the sh*t show that is Oakland or farther away Los Angeles, but staying in Candlestick is not an option. Candlestick would keep the team a small market team as it has no luxury boxes or psl’s. We NEED a new stadium boys! Have since Eddie D was around!
    How about this, partner with Los Angeles, build a stadium without a dome (like a bunch of morons) and then beg everyone to host the Superbowl in the worst possible manner … oh wait!

  4. Dogsweat says: Jun 8, 2010 10:41 AM

    No’s will win.
    49ERS will be headed to Los Angeles.
    Candledump is a porta potty.

  5. AZ Red Bird says: Jun 8, 2010 10:46 AM

    Candlestick is the worst stadium I’ve seen a football game in.
    Every seat is off angle except for the one section of seats behind the home team.
    The stadium sucks completely….like the 9ers….so they go together like wine and cheese.
    VOTE NO!!!!

  6. raiders177 says: Jun 8, 2010 11:21 AM

    They’re spending a boatload of $$$ on ads and blanketing them everywhere. I live in Mountain View (~20 minutes away from Santa Clara) and I see ads every 15 minutes on TV.

  7. City_Native says: Jun 8, 2010 11:22 AM

    @ AZ Red Bird . . .
    You showed your true colors with your post. How about Sun Devil Stadium? Does it not have benches? Oh, thats right, no Cardinals fan ever went to games before they LOST in the Super Bowl, so they would not know how bad Sun Devil Stadium is. Sad thing is, Cardinals fans barely go to games now in a new stadium.
    BTW, I think that 49ers team that sucked dominated the Cardinals last year . . . twice.

  8. Biff says: Jun 8, 2010 11:49 AM

    Attention Santa Clara voters: Vote NO on the proposal for a new 49ER’S stadium in your city. I don’t want to visit your city for games. It sounds crazy but I’d rather share a stadium with the Raiders in Oakland. DAMN!

  9. youngtorice says: Jun 8, 2010 11:50 AM

    # City_Native says: June 8, 2010 11:22 AM
    @ AZ Red Bird . . .
    You showed your true colors with your post. How about Sun Devil Stadium? Does it not have benches? Oh, thats right, no Cardinals fan ever went to games before they LOST in the Super Bowl, so they would not know how bad Sun Devil Stadium is. Sad thing is, Cardinals fans barely go to games now in a new stadium.
    BTW, I think that 49ers team that sucked dominated the Cardinals last year . . . twice.
    ____________________________________
    +1 Every bit of that is true. I lived in Tempe for 5 years and can count the amount of cards fans I seen on one hand. Sun Devil Stadium was a shit hole, and most people going there were fans of the visiting team, or fans that just wanted to go to an nfl game in general. It was so shitty that my dad was given 2 season tickets just for doing a tune-up on a car lol.

  10. rolltide says: Jun 8, 2010 12:08 PM

    The reason there’s no momentum to build a stadium in SF is because there’s not actually such a thing as a 49ers fan. Not in any large numbers, at least. There are SF Giants fans who need something to do when there’s no baseball to watch, but most can’t name a single player on the team. The bay area football fans wear silver and black, period.
    A joint stadium makes the most sense because the Oakland Colliseum area has it’s own train stop already, making it easy for fans all over the area to get to, and would save taxpayers millions in not having to recreate. The people who pretend to be niners fans could get there in about 15 minutes.

  11. snnyjcbs says: Jun 8, 2010 12:13 PM

    It will fail but even if it should pass that does not mean it will ever be built. Your article comes off as if this passes it is a done deal. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is and has always been a pipe dream that will never happen.

  12. dr. geagles says: Jun 8, 2010 12:13 PM

    In my medical opinion, the last ballot measure was a much better option than this one. The one that would have built a new stadium, as well as brought new businesses (read: jobs!) and housing, to the Bayview district. It could have kept the team in the city limits as well as revitalized that floundering area of San Francisco. To bad it never had a chance. Thank you Chris Daly you power-mad policy retard!
    My diagnosis is that this measure should be voted down and the old one re-proposed for the next time.
    Also, stop worrying about the name, friends. If the team moves, Candlestick will be a memory anyway.

  13. sergep says: Jun 8, 2010 12:15 PM

    No Surprise here the 9ers are whack.. I mean no one cares about them, and they are the team that have a coach that drops his pants infront of his players.. but maybe thats what they do in SF.. who knows?

  14. Marvin49 says: Jun 8, 2010 12:20 PM

    Vote YES.
    Candlestick is NOT an option. Oakland is only an option in the heads of the people who run the Coliseum.
    If you want to keep the team in the Bay Area, then vote YES.
    If you think the team should stay at Candlestick, then you have no freakin’ idea what you are talking about. The Niners are ranked #27 in the NFL in value. Why? CANDLESTICK.
    Why does that matter to you? Because the team cannot compete ON THE FIELD without the revenue strams OFF THE FIELD to compete for Free Agents from other teams or to retain their own free agents (like Vernon Davis).
    As for the “I don’t want to drive an extra hour” crowd, pay attention. I’d rather drive another hour than another 6 hours to LA. Besides…a VERY large portion of the fan base is in the South Bay where the stadium will be built.

  15. Marvin49 says: Jun 8, 2010 12:23 PM

    @rolltide
    Sir, you are a moron.
    No such thing as a Niner fan? Um, I guess thats why the Niners have sold out Candlestick for three consecutive decades and all Raider home games are blacked out.
    As for train stops…..the new location has light rail, Call Train and access thfrom THREE freeways.
    Its cool and all to disagree, but get your head out of your a$$ and do a little homework first.

  16. City_Native says: Jun 8, 2010 12:34 PM

    @ rolltide
    Answer these questions for me:
    – Which is higher in the last 5 years . . . Raider blackouts or Raider wins?
    – Is there a Raider stadium proposal?
    – When the Eagles and Redskins played at Oakland last year . . . were there more empty seats or people at the game?
    Best football fans in the Bay . . . definitely not the Raiders.

  17. raiders177 says: Jun 8, 2010 1:40 PM

    I’d be ok with it if the South Bay had a decent public transportation system.

  18. Mike Daly says: Jun 8, 2010 1:59 PM

    Vote Yes. The Stick is outdated and needs to be torn down. I’d agree with tearing it down and building a new one on the grounds, but the Niners need a new stadium.

  19. City_Native says: Jun 8, 2010 2:21 PM

    No replies from the Raiders fans to the questions posed earlier . . . ?
    Crickets.

  20. 1nationraidernation says: Jun 8, 2010 2:22 PM

    only way that deal gets done is if the raiders and niners share the stadium, it really is that simple.

  21. this class sucks says: Jun 8, 2010 3:23 PM

    I really want them to build a new stadium in Hunter’s point.

  22. City_Native says: Jun 8, 2010 5:16 PM

    Its 2:15pm PST . . . and still no response from any Raider fan to the questions posed earlier in the message board. The truth hurts in the bay.
    Go Niners!

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