In a significant hurdle to bringing the NFL to the South Bay, the Ohio-based company that controls the San Francisco 49ers' proposed stadium site in Santa Clara said Friday that it opposes the project - at least for now. Cedar Fair Entertainment has been in talks with the 49ers since before the team announced plans in November to build a 68,500-seat stadium adjacent to Great America. But based on the "limited information" the 49ers have provided, CEO Dick Kinzel recently concluded the stadium could damage the amusement park because of the loss of parking, traffic issues and, during construction, the impact of noise and dust, and inconvenience for Great America patrons, a spokeswoman said.
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Though I must add, I was at Great America this past weekend, and Cedar Fair is doing a great job with the park. I don't think I've ever seen that much staff at Great America before. The best part all the rides where running with multiple trains so even Top Gun didn't have that long of a wait.
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