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San Francisco 49ers One Step Closer to New Stadium in Santa Clara

Published by on May 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

On Tuesday night, Santa Clara officials signed a deal that would allow the 49ers to play their home games in a new 68,500-seat stadium next to Great America.

Santa Clara residents will then have a vote to approve the new stadium. If passed, the 49ers will soon move out of a San Francisco to play in Santa Clara. The voting period may come in March.

If all goes smoothly, the team could move to their stadium in time for the 2014 season. However, the $854 million stadium will only receive $90 million from the city and possibly little-to-no support from the NFL financially.

Earlier this year, the 49ers and Raiders were entertaining the idea of possibly sharing a stadium in the future. But now it looks like the 49...

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