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SBD/Issue 51/Facilities & Venues
Over 105,500 Tix Requests Have Been Made For Industry Stadium
Published November 23, 2009
|City of Industry Stadium Would Make Only
58,000 Season Tickets Available
TEAMING UP IN THE BAY AREA? In S.F., Matier & Ross reported if Santa Clara voters "give the nod to what is now being pitched as a 49ers stadium, the team would have the option of bringing in a second team -- thereby doubling the stadium's income -- without having to go back to the city or the voters for approval." 49ers VP/Communications Lisa Lang said that the team is "talking regularly" with the Raiders. But she added, "At this point it's really a theoretical discussion. We don't have another team that wants to play in Santa Clara." Matier & Ross wrote it is "interesting to note that just last week, the Raiders opted to re-up their lease in Oakland -- but only to 2013, one year before the Niners hope to have their new stadium built." Raiders Chief Exec Amy Trask: "We will keep an open mind about the possibility of a shared stadium. However, an open mind means just that. Oakland offers some very exciting opportunities for a joint stadium as well" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 11/22).
MOMENTUM BUILDING: A SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE editorial stated, "Momentum is building behind the effort to keep the Chargers in the region, specifically in a downtown stadium near Petco Park. The clearest public signal so far came Wednesday when the Centre City Development Corp. board voted to spend $160,000 to hire a sports finance consultant to study how an $800[M] stadium might be financed. That expenditure of public funds, albeit funds designated for downtown redevelopment activity, indicates at least incremental change in the thinking of some officials about how a stadium might get done." The editorial: "Any proposed expenditure of public funds -- redevelopment or otherwise -- will be a tough sell. But the momentum is unmistakable" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 11/21).