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The Niners Have San Francisco's Blessing To Break Candlestick Park Lease (and We Wanted an Excuse to Show You the Team's New Stadium Renderings Again)

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The Board of Supervisors granted permission to the 49ers to break their Candlestick Park lease in time for them to move into their new stadium in Santa Clara for the 2014 football season. While losing the team is a big lose to the City, we're making up for it by scoring the Warriors. Supervisor Farrell said that by allowing the team to leave early, it protects S.F. financially and keeps us in good standing with the franchise. "I think, most importantly, San Francisco is going to partner with the 49ers to be the lead city in a Super Bowl bid, which is going to bring hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity here to San Francisco," he said. The Niners will still pay $1M to the Rec and Park Department, and all Candlestick Park employees have the option to work at the new stadium in Santa Clara.
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