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    Los Angeles *****?

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    Where next ... Santa Clara?
    Niners cease new stadium talks with San Francisco
    Posted: Thursday November 9, 2006 1:39AM; Updated: Thursday November 9, 2006 2:36AM
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    San Francisco's days of hosting NFL games may be numbered, now that the ***** are exploring other options for a new stadium.
    San Francisco's days of hosting NFL games may be numbered, now that the ***** are exploring other options for a new stadium.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco ***** ended negotiations with the city about building a new stadium and plan to move to either Santa Clara or somewhere else in California, The Associated Press learned Wednesday night.

    Owner John York notified Mayor Gavin Newsom of the team's decision earlier Wednesday, the mayor's spokesman, Peter Ragone, told the AP.

    Team spokesman Aaron Salkin declined to comment Wednesday night. Messages seeking comment were left on the office and cell phone of Lisa Lang, the ***** vice president for communications.

    The sides had been talking over the last few months about building a privately financed stadium at Candlestick Point that was going to be part of the city's bid for the 2016 summer Olympics.

    Ragone did not know how the *****' decision would impact the Olympic bid. San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago are the three cities competing to be the U.S. Olympic Committee's choice to bid on the 2016 games.

    The team's current lease at Candlestick runs through the 2008 season and the team holds three five-year options that could extend it through 2023.

    The current stadium at Candlestick is one of the most run-down in the league, leading to the team's desire to seek a new stadium with revenue-generating suites and luxury boxes. The plan to build a stadium also included public housing, retail and office space.

    The city was not going to contribute any money to the stadium but was willing to possibly help with some of the infrastructure costs.

    York assured San Francisco officials that he was only negotiating with the city, but the team had talked in recent weeks to Santa Clara officials about the move, Ragone said.

    The ***** headquarters are currently based in Santa Clara, located about 30 miles south of San Francisco.

    Los Angeles and Anaheim also are seeking an NFL team. The mayors of the two cities met last month with new commissioner Roger Goodell to offer their competing plans to lure a team back to southern California.

    Los Angeles city leaders want to build a new stadium within the walls of the historic Memorial Coliseum, featuring 200 luxury boxes and 15,000 club seats at a cost of $800 million.

    Goodell also met with Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle about his city's plans to sell the NFL 53 acres at the below-market price of $50 million to build a new stadium adjacent to Angel Stadium.

    The Los Angeles area hasn't had an NFL team since after the 1994 season when the Raiders returned to Oakland and the Anaheim-based Rams moved to St. Louis.

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    Re: Los Angeles *****?

    Don't need no stinkin' whiners in L.A.!!!
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    Re: Los Angeles *****?

    Pretty sure it's gonna be Santa Clara
    http://*****.com/pressbox/news_detail.php?PRKey=2514
    But the name stays the same...
    Last edited by Jonze; -11-09-2006 at 12:33 PM.

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    Re: Los Angeles *****?

    On the ticker on NFL Network it said they were moving to Santa Clara in 2012 and would keep their name.

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    Re: Los Angeles *****?

    Don't need no stinkin' whiners in L.A.!!!
    That would be sad, to have to see them on the local new.

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    Re: Los Angeles *****?

    At least you'd see the Rams in LA again!!!! ..if only for a game a year.

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