This week the 49ers announced the new stadium would be pushed back to a 2015 opening. A year past the original projection of 2014.
The team has been having trouble securing financing. The hold up is everyone is waiting for the players' union and the league to agree on a new contract. San Francisco city officials have stated that this would not be a problem if the team choose to stay there.
Santa Clara city officials want to make sure the income of the stadium is dependent on non-NFL events. Two of the council members are still against it for this reason and aren't convinced to spend the $114 million in public funds.
This is the smartest council member comments I've heard in a while. The multi-purpose stadium trend is as strong as ever.
The stadium will be opened aired which will limit the number of other events it can do. It does have a couple event spaces that could hold parties, meetings, and other gatherings. As far as design goes, it's being built to hold the Super Bowl, Major League Soccer, and World Cup events.
Cost: $937 Million
Club Seats: 9,000
Average Concourse Width: 63 ft (compared to 19 ft at Candlestick Park)
Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures
Use of Recycled Materials
Building System Control Panel
Photo Credit: HNTB
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