Santa Clara Gives Stadium Final Approval

Niners will kick off 2014 season in new home.

By Andrew Gearhart
|  Thursday, Mar 15, 2012  |  Updated 9:32 AM PDT
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The proposed 49ers stadium in Santa Clara.

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After years of talking, lobbying and voting the 49ers are cleared to break ground on a new stadium in Santa Clara. 

The Santa Clara City Council made it official Tuesday night with a 6-to-1 vote in favor of the lease, budget and terms of the $1.2 billion stadium project.  The lease is for 40 years and the team will pay the Santa Clara Stadium Authority $30 million dollars each year. 

The 68,000-seat stadium will be built near the Great America theme park off of Highway 101. Construction will start in a few months and the 49ers will kick off the 2014 season in their new home. 
 
The stadium still lacks a name. The 49ers are said to be working with several naming rights sponsors. 
 
 
 
 

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