SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 14: Frank Groe #21 of the San Francisco 49ers enters the field for their game against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park on November 14, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Frank Gore
The San Francisco 49ers and the City are burying the hatchet while they still have the chance.
The two sides have settled a parking debt and how to maintain the aging Candlestick Park. The 49ers had filed a claim against the City last summer claiming its maintenance of Candlestick Park was lacking.
San Francisco filed a counter claim stating that the football team owed it parking fees. With the 49ers wanting more than $3 million in stadium repairs there was an impasse.
But Monday the San Francisco Board of Supervisor's Land Use Committee approved a settlement between the two sides that will see the City pay for the stadium repairs within 60 days and the team will get $9 million in new rent credits over the next five years, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.
The time line would cover the 49ers until the team is set to make its projected move onto the South Bay, where the first steps towards constructing the stadium started Monday.