NFL Lockout Would Cost SF Millions

By Sajid Farooq
|  Thursday, Apr 21, 2011  |  Updated 8:33 AM PDT
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NFL Lockout Would Cost SF Millions

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Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers prepares to run out to the field at Candlestick Park.

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San Francisco might want to join the group of players not named Tom Brady and Peyton Manning who are demanding a place at the negotiating table with the NFL.

The City stands to lose $4.4 million if the NFL lockout wipes out the 2011 NFL season, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

The loses would come in game day revenue, parking and concessions at the City-run Candlestick Park. The worst part of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, who runs the stadium, the number is estimated to be a "conservative" one.

The potential revenue loss also does not take into account the money lost for San Francisco restaurants and hotels from local and out-of-town fans not coming into the City on game days.

Players and NFL owners have given fans and the City little room for optimism. With the NFL draft just one week away, the two sides have yet to hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement, which would ensure the season would start on time.

Despite the impasse, the league did announce a 2011 schedule for all its teams this week, including the San Francisco 49ers, who are penciled in to take on the Seattle Seahawks at home in Candlestick park on Sept. 11.

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