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Santa Clara Gives Stadium Final Approval

Niners will kick off 2014 season in new home.



    Santa Clara Gives Stadium Final Approval
    The proposed 49ers stadium in Santa Clara.

    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.