Cedar Fair wants Santa Clara to delay or reject 49ers deal

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2009 11:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff

After approving a financing plan for a 49ers stadium, Santa Clara faces opposition from owners of the Great America theme park. In a letter to the mayor, lawyers representing Cedar Fair say the city should delay any vote for a month or reject the plan to build the stadium. The park's owners said the plan didn't address their concerns about parking and other potential financial losses. The team and the company have been in ongoing negotiations. Sources familiar with the talks have said the 49ers have discussed buying the park, which sits on city-owned land, or paying Ohio-based Cedar Fair more than $1 million a year to close Great America on game days.

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