San Francisco and Lennar are selling the Hunters Point site for a 49ers stadium as a thrilling waterfront location — "the most stunning NFL venue in the country." But the Niners appear to be completely oblivious to their efforts, they themselves being laser-focused on not, at the moment, deciding where they should plop their stadium, but how to get their Santa Clara stadium through. Yes, the city of Santa Clara is getting sued now for apparently ramming through their approval of the football team's environmental impact report before it was ready, but, according to the Merc, the team has a clever end run around that whole situation. See that? "End run." They're backing a voters' initiative on the ballot, which would put aside any question of whether the city council acted improperly in putting their stadium proposal on the ballot. 'Course, now there just might be two initiatives on the ballot for the same damn thing. And we probably don't need to mention that neither of them has anything to do with San Francisco.
· 49ers dig into political playbook for stadium ballot measure [Inside Bay Area]
· Santa Clarans' backup plan on 49ers stadium [SFGate]
· Lennar's Latest Stadium Images Timed Alongside Santa Clara Fumble [Curbed SF]
· Hunters Point Report Drops, 49ers Stadium Still in the Works [Curbed SF]