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SAN FRANCISCO TURNS ATTENTION TO 49ERS
Published February 15, 1996
Following a "closed-door huddle" with 49ers President Carmen Policy, S.F. Mayor Willie Brown said he will "commit whatever it takes" to find $26M to help the team build a new stadium, according to the S.F. CHRONICLE. The mayor's comments come one week after he declared the city was "too broke" to foot the bill for improvements to 3Com Park to keep the '99 Super Bowl. Policy offered to make the city a "partner" in any new stadium deal (Matier & Ross, S.F. CHRONICLE, 2/14). Meanwhile, proponents of the privately financed Giants' China Basin Ballpark are "troubled" by Brown's comments and "fear" the two projects will compete with each other (George Raine, S.F. EXAMINER, 2/15). DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN: The chances 3Com Park will again be known as Candlestick Park have been "significantly increased," as the 49ers have agreed to give the City Board of Supervisors final approval over the name. The 49ers have a tentative deal with 3Com Corp. to keep the company's name on the facility for the next three years, but the board must still approve the deal (S.F. CHRONICLE, 2/14).