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3COM STADIUM -- KNOWN FOR ITS CHILLY WIND, DATA NETWORKING

     The City of San Francisco is set to approve a deal to sell
the name of Candlestick Park to 3Com, a data networking company
based in Santa Clara, CA, for a reported $4M over four years,
according to the S.F. EXAMINER.  Rachel Gordon reports that the
change will not become official until Thursday, when the city's
recreation and parks commission holds a meeting to consider the
proposal.  Jim Lazarus, S.F.'s Dir of Special Projects, said
Candlestick is likely to be renamed "3Com Stadium," but "3Com
Field" and "3Com Park" are also possibilities.  The 49ers will
work with 3Com on joint-marketing campaigns for the stadium and
split the cost of changing the name on the facility's signs.  The
city will reportedly receive $2M for the first year and $1M for
the next two years.  The money will used as part of a $26M
overhaul before the '99 Super Bowl (S.F. CHRONICLE, 9/2).
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