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The 49ers' Backup Plan Is to Share With the Raiders in Oakland

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So there's been all this work to set up a 49ers stadium in Santa Clara — a city council initiative, a new voter-backed initiative — but if all that fails, the backup place that "has the location and the infrastructure" is Oakland. Yep, Hunters Point's grand vision of a stadium surrounded by a brand new community doesn't even pass muster for a 49ers Plan B. It's nothing personal, as the Niners president says. Oakland has, in addition to location and infrastructure, freeway and BART access, while Hunters Point has none of those things. No work at all's been done to lay the groundwork for a possible Oakland move, but the point is that the city's preferable to San Francisco. That opens the door to a shared stadium with the Raiders — possibly even a "plush new one somewhere." Just not in San Francisco, as that apparently wouldn't work for the Raiders.
· York: Oakland beats S.F. as 49ers stadium site [SFGate]
· 49ers Are Oblivious to San Francisco As They Focus On Santa Clara [Curbed SF]
· Hunters Point Report Drops, 49ers Stadium Still in the Works [Curbed SF]

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