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49ers prepare to break ground in Santa Clara; York has no regrets

Monday, April 16, 2012

imageThe 49ers officially break ground on their new Santa Clara stadium Thursday, and are already casting an eye toward hosting the 2016 Super Bowl. Matt Barrows at the Sacramento Bee says there’s good reason to believe it’ll happen:
The NFL likes to place Super Bowls in new venues (see: Arlington, Texas in 2011) and the 49ers will have the shiniest and newest digs when Super Bowl L rolls around. There also would be a nice bit of symmetry. The first Super Bowl was played in California – in Los Angeles in 1967 - and one hasn't been held in the Golden State since the Raiders and Buccaneers squared off in San Diego in 2003.
Related: In a Q&A with the Mercury News’ Mike Rosenberg, Niners CEO Jed York is asked if he’s sad about leaving San Francisco. Short answer: No.

Also: How the 49ers leaving hurts San Francisco’s pocketbook.
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