The battle over $30 million in funding for the new San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara has taken a new twist as a state legislator has authored a bill that would reallocate funds to the project.
John Madden said it’s possible for an NFL team to be in Los Angeles in the next few years, but the city needs to build a stadium first.
The team filed a restraining order this week in an effort to stop Santa Clara County from spending the money, and the judge hearing the matter set a court date on the issue for next Tuesday.
Lew Wolff said he is frustrated but will let Major League Baseball take its course regarding a possible move to San Jose.
Thanks to a number of big projects like the 49ers stadium, hospitals and office building construction, things are going gangbusters for building companies in Silicon Valley.
Speaking Thursday to the Associated Press Sports Editors, Selig provided no timetable for deciding the Bay Area dispute between the A’s, who would like to build a ballpark in San Jose, and the Giants, who won’t give up their territorial rights there.
BART trains are expected to start running through Silicon Valley in 2016.
Santa Clara has taken another step towards building a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers as the team reports brisk sales for premium seats at the new facility.
Stadium opponents, meanwhile, have collected enough signatures for a referendum to block the Santa Clara construction deal, and have asked a judge to block it – pending another vote by residents.
The Santa Clara City Council has approved a construction contract for the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium that calls on the facility to open in 2014, a year earlier than expected.