The San Francisco 49ers are asking Santa Clara to commit to $444 million without releasing PSL costs. This Tuesday the residents of Santa Clara will vote on whether to approve the 937 million stadium for the San Francisco 49ers and immediately commit $114 million of taxpayers money to the deal. It would eventually cost the city of Santa Clara 444 million to build the 68,500 seat stadium. (Sacramento Bee).
The 49ers on the other hand are insisting that PSL’s or personal seat licenses are the only way the new 49er stadium can pay for itself. But they won’t release any costs estimates for the PSL’s even though it is obvious they know what they will be or they could not even have gotten this far without that information.
It’s nice that the mayor of Santa Clara says that they are not worried about the PSL’s at City Hall, but it’s their residents that will have to pay for them. And to ask to pony up $444 million without being told what they will have to pay for 49er season ticket PSL’s is crazy. If you look at the Dallas Cowboys new stadium, those PSL’s went from $2000 to $500,000! Can you imagine what that does to the cost of a football game ticket?
The San Francisco 49ers just got finished jacking up their ticket prices this last season, pissing off a great number of long time 49er fans. And now it’s obvious they don’t give a damn about their fans or the citizens of Santa Clara by hiding the true cost of bring the 49ers to town in order to get the vote. I hope the residents of Santa Clara are smart enough to realize they are being taken for an expensive ride, and don’t count on the Santa Clara city counsel to help either.
San Francisco 49er tickets are on sale now for the 49ers 2010 season. Get them while they don’t have PSL’s, the price will surely go up when they do.