Super bowl L (50) in Santa Clara! Be ready to SERIOUSLY shell out some cash to ever see the 49ers in Santa Clara!!

New Niner stadium in Santa Clara

Now that Super Bowl 50 or “L” will be held at the San Francisco 49ers new stadium,  Levi’s Stadium, in Santa Clara (that by the way, is ahead of schedule and will be the new stadium after this last season at Candlestick), fans should expect to pay a lot more for a ticket than one at the stick!

 

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The new 49er stadium in Santa Clara loses $30 mil. towards construction to be used for schools and infrastructure instead

It is a great day when i finally see some (people) saying ENOUGH spending for only the rich when our basic needs are falling to the wayside!

 

The new Santa Clara stadium for the 49ers.

Santa Clara was told yesterday that they would NOT be paying back the $30 million dollars that the redevelopment agency borrowed before the state broke up their program.

Now the counties have say in how any funds left in those redevelopment accounts are going to be used.  And they have stated yesterday that they will NOT be paying back the $30m that was arranged to pay back the stadium after the funds were lent by the stadium so it could be built.

This is by no way going to effect wether or not the stadium will be built.

 the 49ers loaned Santa Clara leaders the remaining $30 million and started construction, thinking they’d be paid back from future property tax revenues.

 

There’s just one glitch, however: The new state law gives counties complete control over doling out the property tax revenues from former redevelopment areas. At a meeting in Santa Clara City Hall on Friday, the oversight board voted 4-3 to keep the money from the 49ers and spend it instead on local governments and schools.

 

“Let’s be real: That stadium is going to get built whether or not you get this $30 million,” county tax collector George Putris, the oversight board member who proposed the motion, told a 49ers attorney at the meeting.

Friday, the oversight board voted 4-3 to keep the money from the 49ers and spend it instead on local governments and schools.

YEA!!  Finally someone has some sort of head on their shoulders thinking about those other that the ones that can afford a $300 a seat ticket to see a football game!  The basics of a community are being finally given proper consideration in regards to badly needed monies!

This whole 49er stadium has not come about in a way that has been respectful or even considerate to those long time SAN FRANCISCO 49er fans, NOR Candlestick, NOR even the city of SF!  It is a big old fat cat money game, riddled with corruption and HUGE payoffs.

This stadium is going to be built.  There is nothing that we can do about that.  The 49ers are going to be leaving SF by 2014 (they even got it fas tracked so to eliminate one extra season in SF. And they are even going to try and keep the name SF 49ers.

Monster Park, San Francisco, before a 49ers/Be...

Monster Park, San Francisco, 

That all sucks!.  Up until this point, there has been not a single snag in this development for the rich.  I think it is awesome that they may have to find this  $30 million on their own.  I am sure that they have got it, but it at least lends to a little bit of stress in the process.

San Francisco with the main help of Mayor Ed Lee, who is taking all sorts of back room deals by courting all these big businesses in the attempt to lure them to SF to set up camp.  Just look at the skyline.  It is growing exponentially in its shape.

I personally see a lot of building for the rich and nothing to even maintain basic basics for the poor and low income let alone infrastructure… Especially in housing.

Long story short, we have been sold out.  And i believe Santa Clara was well (or is) on its way to the same fate.

It is really satisfying to see that there are still a couple of public officials tucked away in the wings who is ready to say NO.  We really need more of it these days or the whole bay area is going to become one giant exclusive place for only the rich to live and play.

I dont know about you, but the rich may be rich with money, but they are poor in spirit and compassion.  These two things are what make up a heart and soul of any city!

At least we will have the memories right?

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Santa Clara 49ers? OH HELL NO!!! Something STINKS around that project! How very DARE they steal our SF 49ers! :(

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Ok… Considering that the San Francisco 49’ers have not officially made any announcement that they are “officially” leaving San Francisco, I smell something that is stinking of inside deals, behind the scenes financial pats on the backs back and forth and, well, just straight up dodgy ass dealings.

I am personally a 3rd generation 49ers fan.  It was built into me at a young age to love to hate Candlestick.  I do understand that with so many new stadiums with all the amenities out there while our team freezes their butts off  while playing for San Francisco, they need a new stadium.  Especially with the new Giants ballpark… (It is a really amazing little park!) And i understand that they already have their practice and headquarters down in Santa Clara.   I do get it.  I just think the way they went about the whole thing was just tackless and really disrespectfully wrong.

But, now, to be celebrating the ground breaking of the new Santa Clara 49er stadium without ever even having the balls to announce to the loyal loving city of SF, that they called home for so many years, (after their move from Kezar Stadium which IS in san francisco btw)… it is just… excuse my language… BULLSHIT!

9er fans are LOYAL fans. They are San Francisco 49er fans, NOT Santa Clara 49er fans.  It even feels just wrong having to type that.  It is disrespectful to us, the long time loyal fans, that have been so proud to have a team like the 49ers be our representation to the NFL.

This is a GIANT back-room deal with a whole bunch of cronies and fat cats making a FORTUNE out of it.  They also are going to be raising the price of tickets  to skyrocket up, with the new stadium which is going to absolutely make going to a game be an exclusive elite-ist activity for those fat cat 1%.  This last year i looked for tickets to a game and they were going for about $150 as it was.  That was too pricy for my blood so i chose to go to see the Giants instead and watch the games on tv while looking at the stick from my perch on Bernal Hill.  It sucked.  I wanted to go SO bad!  Now i know i will not ever go with prices for tickets being even higher!  They said Seasons tickets at the 50 yrd. line are said to be going for $90,000!

As a native of the bay area and almost 20 year resident of San Francisco, it just seriously hurts my heart to see how much this place has been bought. And in turn, it has sold out.  Completely.   It feels like snobby rich kids just moved onto my block and they are looking down on me.. lonely local resident.  They are the new NIMBY generation of greed and elitists and i hate it.  Just hate it!

What happened to the bohemia that has always been a part of this place.  Along with the unusually accepting freedoms we were known for, we worked hard to keep our old time survivors alive (Mae’s Oysters, Bay to Breakers, Halloween in the Castro etc!).  But they seem to be slipping.  Slipping on ideals greased with dollars, bribing them to be woo’d.  And they are taking the bite!  All while turning public opinion against the morals that ARE this city!

I know i have gone a little off topic of the 49ers, but it really is all emblematic of the soul-less changes that have bought their way through this town in the last 15 years.

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It makes me lose pride and actually feel like my bohemia on the bay is quickly slipping through the fingers of what makes this place what it is and has always been know for.  Freedom and inclusion.  I think the only thing that would make this girl happy, (since, although never stated so, looks like they ARE leaving SF), is to win one last superbowl (or two but that may be asking too much!) before we have to call them traitors because Santa Clara 49ers just hurts to much to say!

Gosh just listening to them talk right now about how they are starting groundbreaking a whole year early so they can be in SClara a year early so they can play there in 2014 makes me sick.  Not only are they stealing our team, but a year early too!!

Maybe an announcement and an apology to all the true loyalists might be a thought, before you tell us how great your stolen team experience is going to be for you assholes down in Santa Clara.  Starting this thing off leaving on a very nasty foot… your true fans have a real foul taste in their mouths because you did not have the balls and class enough to come clean with the fact that the San Francisco 49ers are moving out of San Francisco!  It is hard for me to get too excited for you when all i hear is about all the money and prize that this steal is bringing to another city.  They dont care about the fans, just the fans money!  I think i am going to have to boycott any visit to that stadium period.  It is tainted thanks to Santa Clara’s greed.

…However, i will still go to Great America and Shorline.  They are not on my boycot list. Just what is about to be birthed in their parking lot!

So, here is to you SAN FRANCISCO 49ers… and to the end of a beautiful era of being a team with integrity and fan appreciation!  I will so miss you!

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