Originally Posted by CrazyPhuD
The 49ers situation is a bit of a special environment. They desperately needed a new stadium and the city is about as anti-development as any city could be. No way were they really going to let a huge NFL stadium be built where it should(i.e. downtown or on the waterfront ala the Giants). They sort of tried saying to remodel candlestick, but candlestick's location sucks ass. It's effectively in the suburbs without being in the suburbs.
Hence why they are soon to be the S anta Clara 49ers.
I met Carmen Policy at a bar on Polk St in '97. He bought me a beer, his gal had me write my address on a bar nap and he sent me the coolest letter the next day. Class act.
He was campaigning for a stadium back then. Didn't work out due to Eddie's legal problems. The York's never liked SF.
A stadium funded by Lennar if they were allowed to gentrify Hunters Point was in the works. The Yorks nixed it. More money in the South Bay.
Shout out to Glen Park!!! I moved to OC from there a few years ago. Lived there 10 years.