Field of Schemes: Poll says Santa Clara residents against stadium

The fight for keeping the 49ers in San Francisco is beginning to intensify.   On June 8 Santa Clara residents will vote whether or not they want to fund a new 49ers stadium.  The 49ers have already spent $350,000 on the stadium campaign but is it working?  A recent poll released by KCBS 5 in the Bay Area said a majority (54%) do not support using local taxpayer dollars to help build the $937 million facility while 40% said they supported the new stadium. KCBS Poll

Team President Jed Joke is working with Santa Clarans for Economic Progress to help run the campaign of passing out information and spreading the word around the city convincing people their taxpayer money will be best spent on a new stadium that will bring 5,000 jobs.  Problem is many people realize that most of the jobs are only available at 49er home games during the NFL pre and regular season and taxpayer money could be used for better projects.   This is part of the scheme the 49ers are trying to pull over Santa Clara residents trying to convince them it is in their best interests to build a new stadium when Jed Joke is only after the available land in Santa Clara.  I highly doubt Jed Joke cares about bringing new jobs to Santa Clara.  It is funny how the 49ers will highlight how many jobs are going to be created with the new stadium but they fail to highlight all the jobs that will be lost to San Franciscans if the 49ers build their new stadium in the South Bay.  But I would not except anything less from the York family who have only been running the 49ers for a little over a decade with blatant disregard of caring about putting a winning team on the field and keeping the traditions of the 49ers in San Francisco.  

There is opposition to the new stadium aside from the recent poll conducted.  A group called Santa Clara Plays Fair has been the biggest opposition to stand up to the 49ers.  Even though the group has only raised $825 for the campaign it seems the truth always wins out over the spin and big money machine. Organizations like the 49ers can pump big money into local ballot measures to get taxpayer money to spend on a stadium that will make the organization hundreds of millions of dollars however when the truth comes out about how the economic returns for Santa Clara residents will most likely run them deeply in debt as past stadium issues like the Bengals and Colts, with costs skyrocketing well beyond estimates, are indications of what they will face.  Remember, the Hunters Point redevelopment which includes a new 49ers stadium in San Francisco has already been approved.


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