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After Loss Of $30M In Tax Funds, Rest Of 49ers Stadium Funding In Question
Published June 26, 2012
READY TO RUMBLE: CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco said, “(The 49ers) haven’t responded officially, but they’re expecting that money, so they and the city of Santa Clara are on the same side of this one. If the county of Santa Clara doesn’t back down, then expect a legal fight.” The 49ers “are on the hook for any cost overruns,” so the team “would have to absorb” that $30M. CSN Bay Area’s Barry Tompkins added, “I do think this thing is going to end up in a court of law.” The Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s Lowell Cohn said, “If the 49ers sue and bring this to a court of law, it’s a bad look. They shouldn’t do it. ... It’s less than three percent of the money for the stadium. They should let it go and not sue” (“Chronicle Live,” CSN Bay Area, 6/25).