Skip to comments.Feinstein to co-captain team pushing to keep 49ers in S.F.
Posted on 11/18/2007 1:09:59 PM PST by SmithL
Sen. Dianne Feinstein has signed on to lead next June's ballot campaign aimed at revitalizing Candlestick Point and keeping the 49ers in San Francisco.
Joining Feinstein as co-chairs of the campaign: former Mayor Willie Brown and Hunters Point-area Supervisor Sophie Maxwell.
Word that DiFi will suit up comes a few weeks after Mayor Gavin Newsom tapped former 49ers executive Carmen Policy to act as civic go-between with the team and the National Football League.
The 49ers are still intent on moving to Santa Clara, despite objections of Cedar Fair, the company that runs Great America and whose parking lot the team has been eyeing for its stadium.
In the meantime, San Francisco officials are rolling ahead with a ballot measure asking voters to approve a mixed-use development at Candlestick Point, along with the possibility of a new stadium at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.
Feinstein is partial to keeping the team in San Francisco and says she has good reason - even if she does represent the entire state.
"I'm a lifelong San Franciscan, a former mayor, a former supervisor," she said. "I think people understand that."
Besides, she says, Bayview-Hunters Point "is one area of the city I care deeply about."
The NFL is also getting involved in San Francisco's effort. The league hired Icon Venue Group, a sports and entertainment development firm that helped build Denver's new Invesco Field football stadium, to work on San Francisco's project. (The company, by the way, is partly owned by San Francisco Examiner owner Philip Anschutz.)
The idea is to keep the momentum going in San Francisco, while freeing the Niners to keep pursuing and remain publicly committed to a Santa Clara move.
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This is more about San Francisco politics than the 49ers, but it is NFL related.
She may as well be doing that, at least she will be doing SOMETHING while getting paid by the tax payers.
How far is Santa Clara from San Francisco? Is it that far a move?
Interesting how liberals want to hop on board once the money ship’s about to sail.
About 50 miles.
About 35 miles straight down the freeway (plus on and off). The total's around 40 miles.
Hmmm, it’s not that far from SF. I wonder if they’d still call themselves the SF 49ers
San Francisco needs all the tight ends they can get/keep.
Someone care to share with me what is wrong with the 49ers' current home?
But I will say that Santa Clara is home to another championship organization...
The Santa Clara Vanguard
Aerial of 49'ers headquarters and training facility - proposed stadium location is across the street:
Since neither the NY Giants nor the NY Jets play within the state of New York, I don't see why they wouldn't. :=)
during rush hour from downtown SF to SC it’s easily an hour.
San Fransicko cannot handle a sport with war strategy. Let it go.
Sorry - “an owner named Eddie.”
Santa Clara has the Old Mission Santa Clara (I think the current building may be a reconstruction), which has the grave of Peter Hardeman Burnett, the first American governor of California. Burnett was a Tennessean by birth who was living in Oregon Territory when news came of the discovery of gold. He and all the other white males in Oregon rushed down to California, ahead of the crowd. I guess they were '48ers rather than '49ers. Burnett was buried there because he converted to Catholicism. He left some interesting memoirs.
Who cares. My Patriots have the 49ers 1st draft pick next year, and from the looks of the once great franchise’s record, it could be a top 4 pick. Knowing Belichik, he’ll probably trade down to #9. Thanks, anyway.
The Niners have got to move. A mysterious white substance was discovered at Candlestick. Niners players and staff were unable to identify the substance and subsequently abandoned the field.
Hazmat teams, in full protective clothing later identified the substance — The Goal Line.
Good point. Although I wonder if they'd get more interest if one of the teams changed its name to say the New Jersey Jets. It such a populous state to not have its "own" NFL team. When I was a kid I thought it odd that a whole region had a team, the New England Patriots.
That being said, Feinstein's an idiot.
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