I found an interesting article today in the San Francisco Chronicle today. Looks like the 49ers may be copying what the Patriots did to get their new stadium.
Phillip Matier mentioned “Sources close to the deal say the Niners hope to borrow a page from the New England Patriots, who opened their own privately financed stadium four years ago.”
Gillette Stadium cost $325 million to be built in Foxborough, but for the 49ers it would cost at least double that amount being around $800 million. I never realized just how expensive it is to build a stadium of that caliber. Some sources say that the new stadium for the 49ers is not likely to happen due to lack of funds.