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    49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    49ers, Santa Clara close in on stadium agreement - Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal:

    An agreement between the 49'ers, Cedar Fair and the City of Santa Clara could be made official in only two short weeks from today (April 3rd, 2009). The negotiations hav been over a new 68,500-seat niners football stadium that would be located on part of the parking lot area of America's Great America. For those who may not know, Cedar Fair owns the theme park, and is leasing the property from the city.

    The price tag projected for the arena is $916 million ..with possibly $160 million of the cost being share by Santa Clara, thru redevelopment funds. The recession may reduce the city's funding capacity to some degree. Construction would begin in 2010 and the team is hoping to have the stadium open in time for the 2012 NFL season. The recession may hamper this too ..setting the opening back to as late as 2014.

    Nevertheless, it looks like the deal will be made and the project commence! It's a win-win-win-win scenerio. The stadium would mean 850 full-time jobs at the stadium alone, and the city would realize an annual sales-tax revenue increase of $650 grand.

    Cedar Fair would foreseeably realize an significantly higher attendance, and additional profits from guest spending inside Great America. Economic benefits for the city are estimated to be $85 million ..the county, $164 million. Higher revenues for Cedar Fair would translate into more quality attractions for Great America goers, and a better overall park. Of course, the 49'ers would benefit from a brand new facility, while enjoying lower overhead as compared with the "city by the bay".

    Historically speaking, a theme park and a professional sports team occupying the same property is an exciting first. The only big puzzle to me in all of this concerns the new name for the 49'ers. Will they be called the Santa Clara 49'ers, the Cedar Fair 49'ers, or the California Great American 49'ers.
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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    Add this to Great America's distinction of offering guests a free-with-regular admission to a water park that is the only one in the world to be located inside a theme park.
    Excuse me, there are plenty of parks that offer the combo, the best known one is Holiday World/Splashin' Safari.

    Welcome to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana!

    Heck for just $39.95 (and most folks pay less using discounts) you get...

    Admission to the parks, which only have one set of turnstiles...Free unlimited Soft Drinks...Free Sunscreen...Free Parking...Free inner tubes...
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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    I would think they would still be the SF 49ers. Heck, the Rams were the "LA Rams" when they played in Anaheim.


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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    Heck, we have the "Laa-Laa's", aka the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Heck, we can have the San Francisco 49'ers of Santa Clara

    Or even, the 49'ers of Camp Snoopy
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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post
    Excuse me, there are plenty of parks that offer the combo, the best known one is Holiday World/Splashin' Safari.

    Welcome to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana!

    Heck for just $39.95 (and most folks pay less using discounts) you get...

    Admission to the parks, which only have one set of turnstiles...Free unlimited Soft Drinks...Free Sunscreen...Free Parking...Free inner tubes...
    What I meant is that the combo involves a waterpark that is located directly inside a regular theme park ..not just beside it, or in some disconnected area.
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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    I would think they would still be the SF 49ers. Heck, the Rams were the "LA Rams" when they played in Anaheim.
    Perhaps the niners will keep the San Francisco moniker. Technically speaking, Santa Clara is a part of the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Wouldn't it be funny if the team took on a funky name though?
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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    What WAS Geagua Lake/Six Flags World of Adventure, its original water park was in the middle of the park.

    And here is a map of Holiday World...

    http://www.holidayworld.com/parkmap2008.pdf

    IMHO, the water park is in the "middle", as it is surrounded by "Theme" park attractions on three sides.
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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    As long as they don't sell the park, I'm good.

    Though I'm still waiting for my wooden coaster that we were supposed to get this year (THANKS PRUDENTIAL REAL ESTATE!).

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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post
    Heck, we have the "Laa-Laa's", aka the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Heck, we can have the San Francisco 49'ers of Santa Clara

    Or even, the 49'ers of Camp Snoopy
    The San Francisco 49'ers of Santa Clara kinda sounds "chic". I'll go for that one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post
    What WAS Geagua Lake/Six Flags World of Adventure, its original water park was in the middle of the park.

    And here is a map of Holiday World...

    http://www.holidayworld.com/parkmap2008.pdf

    IMHO, the water park is in the "middle", as it is surrounded by "Theme" park attractions on three sides.
    I stand corrected. It would be nice for a change if Disney, Universal or Sea World would place a waterpark inside a theme park.
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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    Quote Originally Posted by stitchon View Post
    As long as they don't sell the park, I'm good.

    Though I'm still waiting for my wooden coaster that we were supposed to get this year (THANKS PRUDENTIAL REAL ESTATE!).
    Didn't realize you reside in the NorCal area as I do stitchon. Coolness!
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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    All I gotta say is, they'd better not change the name of MY 49ers. They are one of the few teams who's name is actually pretty geographically accurate.


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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    All I gotta say is, they'd better not change the name of MY 49ers. They are one of the few teams who's name is actually pretty geographically accurate.
    The 49ers are worth their weight in gold.

    Them and the Dolphins on the East Coast are not only geographically accurate ..the players are anatomically correct.
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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    Well, Dolphins do exist outside of FL, but 49ers were mainly in California. That's what I was pretty much referring to.


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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    Well, Dolphins do exist outside of FL, but 49ers were mainly in California. That's what I was pretty much referring to.
    Point taken. My bad. Go 49ers!
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    Re: 49'ers and Cedar Fair Soon To Score Touchdown Together?!

    Well there goes my weekend Getaways. No, CGA, then next park is an hour and a half away from me, great.

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