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San Francisco 49ers Announce Opposition to Senator Carole Migden’s SB 49
Sports Business News ^ | January 5, 2007

Posted on 01/05/2007 9:27:26 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

The San Francisco 49ers Thursday announced their strong opposition to legislation introduced in Sacramento by California State Senator Carole Migden.

The team’s opposition was joined by California State Senator Elaine Alquist, who represents most of Silicon Valley. Her 13th Senate district covers the cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Gilroy. “The 49ers are a Bay Area team and an important regional asset. I strongly oppose this legislation because it hurts our chances of keeping the team in the Bay Area.”

The legislation, entitled SB 49, is designed to limit the team’s ability to build a new stadium in the Bay Area outside of the city limits of San Francisco. If passed, the legislation would make it virtually impossible for the team to stay in the region.

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KEYWORDS: 49ers; football; migden; nfl; sanfrancisco
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The headline was altered to fit.

Migden's bio from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carole_Migden

1 posted on 01/05/2007 9:27:30 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The full article in case link doesn't work:

The San Francisco 49ers Thursday announced their strong opposition to legislation introduced in Sacramento by California State Senator Carole Migden.
The team’s opposition was joined by California State Senator Elaine Alquist, who represents most of Silicon Valley. Her 13th Senate district covers the cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Gilroy. “The 49ers are a Bay Area team and an important regional asset. I strongly oppose this legislation because it hurts our chances of keeping the team in the Bay Area.”

The legislation, entitled SB 49, is designed to limit the team’s ability to build a new stadium in the Bay Area outside of the city limits of San Francisco. If passed, the legislation would make it virtually impossible for the team to stay in the region.

The bill proposed by Senator Migden would eliminate the opportunity for a Bay Area city other than San Francisco to develop a public-private partnership with the 49ers, which is crucial to the team’s ability to build a new stadium. It would apply exclusively to the San Francisco 49ers by exempting other professional sports leagues in the state and setting conditions that do not apply to other NFL teams.

“In effect, Senator Migden wants to draw a 100-mile circle around San Francisco to legislate a ‘no-49ers-stadium zone,’” said Executive Vice President of Football Operations Lal Heneghan. “If passed, the consequences of this legislation would be devastating for the 49ers and our fans throughout the Bay Area.”

In November, the team determined that a plan to build a new stadium and mixed-use development at San Francisco’s Candlestick Point would create too many transportation and parking headaches for the fans due to incompatible land requirements at the site and massive infrastructure deficiencies in the area. As a result, the team decided not to move forward with the public approval process for the project. In an effort to replace its current stadium, 46-year-old Monster Park, the team announced it would shift its focus to the nearby City of Santa Clara, which has served as the location of the 49ers’ headquarters and practice facility for over two decades.

“Our stadium is currently located in San Francisco and our roots run deep in the City, but the San Francisco 49ers have always been a regional team and a regional asset,” said Heneghan. More than 90 percent of the team’s season ticket holders live outside the City of San Francisco. 49ers players and staff live throughout the Bay Area, and the team’s community outreach and charitable programs are active throughout the region. “Make no mistake, the social and economic benefits of the San Francisco 49ers are important to the entire San Francisco Bay Area, not just the City of San Francisco.”

Later this month, the team will speak before the Santa Clara City Council and seek to begin a feasibility study with the City to explore the possibility of building a new stadium near the Santa Clara Convention Center and the Great America amusement park. The location is served by multiple forms of public transit and would offer easy access to fans from several freeways that connect throughout the Bay Area. Although the 49ers have stated that the site in Santa Clara will be its main focus, the team will continue to explore potential back-up sites in San Francisco and throughout the region.

The 49ers intend to vigorously fight the legislation and seek its immediate withdrawal. “We hope civic leaders from throughout the Bay Area will join us and our fans in opposing this legislation and work together with us to create opportunities rather than roadblocks,” said Heneghan.


2 posted on 01/05/2007 9:28:32 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Could we see the Los Angeles 49ers?


3 posted on 01/05/2007 9:29:59 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

What business is it of the legislature where the 49ers put their ball park?


4 posted on 01/05/2007 9:30:31 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Goodbye, Tomas. Sleep well. (? 1994-Dec 6, 2006))
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To: SandyInSeattle

A better question is, how did a liberal-infested swamp of a city have such a storied football team?


5 posted on 01/05/2007 9:32:23 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Very greedy of the San Franciscans legislators.


6 posted on 01/05/2007 9:33:05 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( WND, NewsMax, Townhall.com, and Drudge Report are not valid news sources.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Very greedy of the San Franciscan legislators.


7 posted on 01/05/2007 9:33:31 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( WND, NewsMax, Townhall.com, and Drudge Report are not valid news sources.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Very greedy of the San Francisca legislators.

;-)


8 posted on 01/05/2007 9:35:15 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: dfwgator

I would assume the Bay Area would continue to be the 49ers' home. I'm not sure what is going on with the Vikings. A recent plan was eliminated but the yearning of ownership is to remain in Minnesota from what I have recently read.


9 posted on 01/05/2007 9:37:57 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I would assume the Bay Area would continue to be the 49ers' home.

I'm sure that's the same thing they said about the Raiders in the late 70s/early 80s.

10 posted on 01/05/2007 9:40:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The Irving Cowboys sneer in your anal-retentive direction.


11 posted on 01/05/2007 9:40:42 AM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The "Sacramento 49ers" has a nice ring to it.


12 posted on 01/05/2007 9:42:46 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
The "Sacramento 49ers" has a nice ring to it.

And makes a lot more sense, historically.

13 posted on 01/05/2007 9:45:33 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
...legislation introduced in Sacramento by California State Senator Carole Migden.

Stoo-pid femi-Nazi, and 'married' lesbo to boot -- figures. Hell, why stop with the 49ers - why not introduce a Bill to outlaw men, huh 'Carole'?

No offense to female FReepers but it's women like this 'butch' - along with San Fran Nan, Hillary, Boxer, Rosie, Oprah, Jihad Cindy, etc. - that gives cause to repeal the 19th Amendment.

Some women are just incapable of rational thought and should not be allowed to vote, let alone hold public office. Especially like this man hating lesbo.

(again, female Freepers excluded)
(Asbestos pants *on* anyway)

14 posted on 01/05/2007 9:45:47 AM PST by Condor51 (Mayor Daley (D-Chi) For POTUS. Really, why not? He's more conservative than Rudy! /s)
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To: dfwgator

The Los Angeles 49ers of San Francisco?


15 posted on 01/05/2007 9:45:50 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: gcruse
The Irving Cowboys sneer in your anal-retentive direction.

You mean the Soon-To-Be-Arlington Cowboys.

16 posted on 01/05/2007 9:48:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: gcruse
The Irving Cowboys sneer in your anal-retentive direction.

Soon to be the Arlington Cowboys of Six Flags Over Texas.

I'm just looking forward to the day they get rid of their "blimp hangar" at Valley Ranch (enclosed practice field). It's a real eyesore, particularly to those that live in the neighborhood.

17 posted on 01/05/2007 9:49:37 AM PST by Night Hides Not
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To: dfwgator

Damn, gator! 45 Freepin seconds!


18 posted on 01/05/2007 9:50:18 AM PST by Night Hides Not
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To: Night Hides Not

You gotta be quick here at FR.


19 posted on 01/05/2007 9:51:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Night Hides Not
I'm just looking forward to the day they get rid of their "blimp hangar" at Valley Ranch (enclosed practice field). It's a real eyesore, particularly to those that live in the neighborhood.

Ain't that the truth. It's a real nice neighborhood, and then "Whammo!" that monstrosity appears.

20 posted on 01/05/2007 9:52:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: savedbygrace

Yes... It really seems like their name limits where they could go. The El Paso 49ers? The Columbus 49ers? Might as well be the Bangor 49ers, lol! Makes no sense at all to me.


21 posted on 01/05/2007 9:59:11 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: dfwgator
I live on the west side of MacArthur, about 3/4 mile from the Cowboys facility.

You have to get association approval for the color of paint on your house, yet the Cowboys were able to build the blimp hangar, with the secretive help of Irving City Council.

22 posted on 01/05/2007 9:59:49 AM PST by Night Hides Not
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To: LibWhacker
Yes... It really seems like their name limits where they could go.

Didn't stop the "Utah Jazz."

23 posted on 01/05/2007 10:00:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

They had better watch it, it's pretty easy to lose a team, even if the fans support the team. I'm still waiting for the Browns to come back.


24 posted on 01/05/2007 10:01:03 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

If SF loses the 49ers you can have the Browns if you want.(Actually, the name might be more appropriate for the culture of the city.)


25 posted on 01/05/2007 10:01:56 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Sugar from the Yucatan !)
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To: LibWhacker

"Yes... It really seems like their name limits where they could go. "

Like that would stop them. Ever hear of the Utah Jazz?


26 posted on 01/05/2007 10:03:35 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: brownsfan

Don't you know Satchmo learned everything about music from listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?


27 posted on 01/05/2007 10:04:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Carl LaFong

"If SF loses the 49ers you can have the Browns if you want."

Oh, is there a team in Cleveland? Certainly it's not a professional team.


28 posted on 01/05/2007 10:05:22 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: brownsfan
I'm still waiting for the Browns to come back.

Don't the Ravens play in Cleveland once a year?

29 posted on 01/05/2007 10:06:16 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

"Don't you know Satchmo learned everything about music from listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?"

Yeah, rumor has it all the best Jazz musicians are "Jack" Mormons.


30 posted on 01/05/2007 10:07:10 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: dfwgator

"Don't the Ravens play in Cleveland once a year?"

Yeah, but it's only an exhibition against the NFL equivalent of the Washington Generals.


31 posted on 01/05/2007 10:08:11 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: brownsfan

As a Lions fan I feel your pain.

But at least I can brag to all the Cowboys fans that I'm surrounded by here, after last week's game. :)


32 posted on 01/05/2007 10:09:34 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The state has no authority to do this, do they?


33 posted on 01/05/2007 10:09:50 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: SJSAMPLE

Nice


34 posted on 01/05/2007 10:10:50 AM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Euphorion Falls)
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To: brownsfan

Or the Los Angeles Lakers


35 posted on 01/05/2007 10:11:18 AM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Euphorion Falls)
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To: dfwgator

You sure can. And if you really want to see the Cowboys fall on their face, don't miss the Seattle game today. Oh, and I've been a Cowboys fan for forty years. I'm with 'em, win or tie.


36 posted on 01/05/2007 10:11:43 AM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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To: SJSAMPLE
The Los Angeles 49ers of San Francisco?

heh, heh

(The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim....)

kinda like "Santa Ana...All American City"

37 posted on 01/05/2007 10:13:20 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo ("When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk!")
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To: Cyclopean Squid
Or the Los Angeles Lakers

For years I though Lakers was from "LA"-kers. I think that's why they figured the name would work there.

38 posted on 01/05/2007 10:17:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

This cannot be legal. The liberals and their MSM allies never cease to amaze me.


39 posted on 01/05/2007 10:17:18 AM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: dfwgator; brownsfan

OTOH, the Oilers became the Titans. :-)


40 posted on 01/05/2007 10:17:43 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Kind of like "The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka."

(Obscure South Park reference)


41 posted on 01/05/2007 10:18:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: GSWarrior
The state has no authority to do this, do they?

Those idiots think they have the power to do any damn thing they want. I'm a life long die-hard Niner fan, but I'd love to see them tell "Carole" to F-off and then move to Sacramento.

42 posted on 01/05/2007 10:19:15 AM PST by Doomonyou (I voted and all I got was a FUBAR Congress.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Just what is the purpose of this legislation? It makes absolutely no sense! She must have a monetary personal reason for this..............


43 posted on 01/05/2007 10:20:24 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: Doomonyou
It's all such BS. Migden is only concerned with political fallout over the impending move.

A majority of the Niner's fan base is in the South Bay and peninsula. I think the move is a sound business decision.

44 posted on 01/05/2007 10:22:06 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: dfwgator

"As a Lions fan I feel your pain. "

No doubt about it. There is one subtle difference... the Lions seem to want to win, but they're just incompetent. The Browns, they just don't care. The owner is Al Lehner's son. Randy Lehner couldn't care less about football. In the NFL you make money if you don't win a game and play to an empty stadium. So, ol' Randy bought himself a European Soccer Club to keep his interest. The Browns just provide cash.

I don't know which situation is worse, Lions or Browns. But, there are only a few teams of such monumental failure... Browns, Lions, Cardinals, (the Saints used to be in the club, but seem to be poised to leave).

Pity, the Browns and Lions used to be such good teams.


45 posted on 01/05/2007 10:22:22 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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Bangor 49ers

LOL

46 posted on 01/05/2007 10:23:47 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Carl LaFong
(Actually, the name might be more appropriate for the culture of the city.)

LOL!!!.....But they could change their name to the SF Homeless Persons...........Mascot would be a big dancing cardboard box........

47 posted on 01/05/2007 10:23:54 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: Condor51

This woman would gladly give up my right to vote to get rid of liberal women.


48 posted on 01/05/2007 10:25:13 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: brownsfan
Pity, the Browns and Lions used to be such good teams.

That's the Roselle NFL......Now even the Saints get to be "good". Seems to work for every team except Arizona Cardinals..........

49 posted on 01/05/2007 10:25:29 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: dfwgator

I never even thought of that. It's pretty good spin.


50 posted on 01/05/2007 10:28:32 AM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Euphorion Falls)
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