WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The days of Peter Harris being president of the San Francisco 49ers are nearing an end.
Team owner John York made the announcement on Tuesday, and the Contra Costa Times reported Wednesday that the 49ers will not renew his contract expires in the summer of 2004. Team owner John York told the paper it was a "mutual" decision.
Harris has been criticized because the team's new stadium project is stalled.
"Peter and I both went into the stadium thing somewhat naively, in that the ($100 million bond) measure passed in the city, but it's much more complex and more costly than we ever envisioned," York told the paper. "We've continued to work on it on a regular basis. To lay (the lack of a new stadium) at Peter's feet is unfair."
The 49ers have played at aging Candlestick Park since 1971, and Harris told the paper he believes the team needs a new stadium.