Days are numbered for San Francisco's Candlestick Park
Santa Clara lines up financing for 49ers stadium
49ers stadium: S.F. mayor has slim hopes
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency: Bayview Hunters Point
San Francisco Cityscape
San Francisco Historic Images
With a name that references the Golden State's most "golden" historical moment, the San Francisco 49ers have been part of San Francisco's sports landscape since 1960. However, they may soon be on the move, as they are seeking to find a new stadium deal to replace Candlestick Park. Candlestick is located in the Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, a section of town that has seen tremendous transformation in the past few years as the San Francisco transit system has built a new streetcar line there and developers have begun work on a range of new residential projects. In the meantime, the nearby city of Santa Clara has put together a plan involving three major banks that have pledged a total of $850 million to pay for a new stadium. Ed Lee, the mayor of San Francisco, has noted that the only hope may be if the Oakland Raiders (who are also in search of a new home) might be able to work together with the 49ers on a new stadium project.
The first link will take visitors to a piece from this Tuesday's San Francisco Examiner about the future of Candlestick Park and the 49ers. The second link will take users to a recent entry on the "Niner Insider" blog about Santa Clara's work on setting up financing for a new 49ers stadium. Moving along, leads to a piece from the San Francisco Chronicle about the attempts by San Francisco officials to keep the 49ers in the city. The fourth link will whisk users away to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency's page on the Bayview Hunters Point community. Here they can learn about the long-range redevelopment plans for the area and peruse crucial planning documents. The fifth link will take interested parties to the San Francisco Cityscape homepage. This site is a great place to look over transit maps of the Bay Area, download great scenic photos, and check out bike maps. The final link leads to a tremendous collection (almost 38,000 images) of historic photos of San Francisco, including a number of former sports stadiums in the city, such as Kezar Stadium.
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