Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Carmen Policy Answers the Question: Are the 49ers Bluffing?

The Commonwealth Club of California, where I work, hosted a panel discussion today about the San Francisco 49ers' flirtation with suburban Santa Clara as the home of its future stadium.

I remember during the 1990s, when I lived in Chicago, Mayor Richard M. Daley was confronted by an ultimatum from the Chicago Bears: they wanted a bigger and better stadium, or they'd leave. Daley responded with, essentially, "Good riddance." And the Bears compromised and just renovated Soldier Field.

Then again, I grew up in Green Bay, so all the other teams can move around all they want. But the Packers? Never.

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