Marc Ricketts

Published: November 11, 2006 at 10:56 AM

A garage seems unlikely; the need for a garage in a new stadium in SF is one of the reasons the 49ers suddenly said that deal was dead there due to it's negative impact on tailgating before the game. Cedar Fair says they're willing to work with them on parking, and the 49ers also plan to utilize nearby office parking. They don't, however, appear to have a plan to finance the stadium, and the South Bay has tried unsuccessfully in the past for both Bay Area MLB teams (the Oakland As also announced a move this week to Fremont, BTW). The new stadium was also a key componont of the SF 2016 Olympic bid, so that is brought into question now as well.
Added Nov. 11: Reports are that talks with SF are back on; No one will be buying a Football/Theme Park combo ticket anytime soon.