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Joe Montana Among Developers Looking To Build Retail Space Near Levi's Stadium
Published October 28, 2013
LEFT HIS HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO: Montana on Friday spoke at a fan forum in London, and addressed the 49ers moving from S.F. to Santa Clara, saying, "I don't think there was really any -- without naming anybody -- an effort by the people in power to try to keep the team there. To me, they made a terrible effort to try to keep them in San Francisco." But Montana added of Levi's Stadium, "Once the fans see and taste that experience, they're going to be happy they're out in Santa Clara. Candlestick is just very, very outdated. Not only that for the home team, for the teams coming in, it's just not very fun. Once the stadium is up, everyone will be happy and won't care where it's located" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 10/26).
I'M GONNA SOAK UP THE SUN: In S.F., David Baker noted "solar panels -- many of them installed early this month -- will supply a portion" of Levi's Stadium's electricity. With "a peak output of 375 kilowatts, the 1,150 panels will provide just a fraction of the power needed" on the 49ers' gamedays. But over the course of a year, the panels will "generate about as much electricity as the 68,500-seat stadium will consume during its 10 home games." The installation, designed by NRG Energy with panels supplied by San Jose-based SunPower Corp., will "serve as an illustration of what solar power can do." NRG would not reveal how much electricity Levi's Stadium is expected to need during a game, but the S.F. Public Utilities Commission said that Candlestick Park "can top 3.4 megawatts on game day" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 10/26).