A year ago today the San Francisco 49ers enjoyed what could be one of the team's biggest victories in history.
No the team did not win anything on the field, something they have not done a lot of in recent years. But instead the team won the right to get going on a new field.
A year ago Wednesday, Santa Clara voters approved a plan to build a new stadium in the South Bay for the San Francisco 49ers.
Now the team is celebrating the anniversary by sending out a birthday card to season ticket holders, supporters and politicians.
“This anniversary is an ideal opportunity for an assessment and a status check,” Paraag Marathe, 49ers chief operating officer, said in a statement. “The City of Santa Clara and the 49ers have worked diligently over the last year to open this extraordinary venue in 2015. We are proud of the work that has been accomplished. Although it has not necessarily resulted in breaking news, a lot has been achieved.”
The cards picture a hard hat and are meant to serve as a reminder for fans that a stadium is coming, eventually. It also includes a list of some of the work that has been done on the stadium so far, including the completion of the stadium design, addressing environmental concerns and resolving some zoning issues.
Wednesday the team also released new renderings of what the stadium will look like.