Touchdown, 49ers! San Francisco 49ers Score a New Stadium

June 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A lot of rhetoric was exchanged in the campaign for Measure J, Santa Clara's city ballot initiative to gain public support for construction of a $927 million state of the art stadium for the San Francisco 49ers.

Opponents of the proposition made outlandish claims ranging from the "fact" that the stadium would create debt for residents of Santa Clara, to the notion that the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum was a better site, to the notion that Candlestick Point offers "scenic vistas" that put the South Bay to shame.

Opponents of the measure drew support from political celebrities like US Congresswoman and former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein and current San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

DiFi went so far into the territory of poor taste as to use an invited appearance at Bill Walsh's memorial service in 2007 to shamelessly denounce the notion of the 49ers leaving the city limits of San Francisco. The "honorable" Gavin Newsom rambled ad nauseam on w...

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