Santa Clara approves 49ers stadium plan

June 9, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says the fact that Santa Clara voters approved a new stadium for the 49ers doesn't guarantee the team will leave San Francisco.

Newsom says his city will go ahead with plans for a new stadium site as part of the Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment project, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Tuesday voters in Santa Clara approved Measure J clearing the way for the San Francisco 49ers plan to build a $937 million stadium in their community.

The vote came after the football team spent more than $4 million on a campaign in a city with only 46,000 voters.

Opponents of a stadium in Santa Clara charged it would be a financial loser for the city.

Newsom agrees.

The San Francisco mayor says the numbers don't work for a Santa Clara stadium and when the 49ers realize that his city's plan will look better and better.

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