Santa Clara to Approve 49ers Stadium Contract Tuesday

City will vote to approve a contract with construction firm Turner-Devcon.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:11 AM PDT
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Santa Clara is vowing that the San Francisco 49ers will open the 2014 season in a shiny new stadium in Santa Clara.

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San Francisco 49ers' CEO Jed York dreamed of having his jewel of a stadium open a year earlier than expected but even he said it would be difficult.

Now leaders in Santa Clara are vowing to make the difficult possible after finalizing a deal with a construction firm to build the new stadium.

"We're going to be playing football here in 2014," Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews said. "I have
no doubt whatsoever."

Santa Clara finalized a deal with construction partners Turner-Devcon, according to the San Jose Mercurcy News.

And the city has given the developers millions of reasons -- in fines -- to complete construction of the stadium by the start of the 2014 stadium.

The $878 million construction contract with Turner-Devcon is scheduled to be approved by the Santa Clara Stadium Authority Tuesday.

The contract will require that construction start by July 1 and that it be completed by August 2014.

If the completion of the stadium is delayed, the construction firm would be fined $6 million per game the 49ers miss in the new stadium.
 

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