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Santa Clara : CA : USA | Apr 20, 2012 at 4:29 AM PDT
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Goodbye San Francisco, Hello Santa Clara! ESPN reports that 49ers owner Jed York lead in breaking the ground ceremony to signal the start of the construction on San Francisco 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara. By 2014 the 49ers will have a new stadium located around 40 miles south of Candlestick Park San Francisco. Some 3,000 fans witnessed the short ceremony as the 49ers CEO and Santa Clara leaders struck their shovel in the ground at 6:53 p.m. PT Thursday.

The future Santa Clara 49ers stadium is a $1.2 billion project composed of 68,500-seat featuring 165 luxury suites, 9,000 club seats and a green roof-top deck that includes solar panels. Since Santa Clara sits on California's tech-hub Silicon Valley region, York said, "I want this to be a showcase of technology that enhances the game experience, and I want it to be something unique to Northern California."

The 49ers team members Alex Smith, Patrick Willis were proud and excited including their coach Jim Harbaugh. "This is pretty special," tight end Vernon Davis said. "There's never been a better time to be a 49er."

But San Francisco fans still reeling from 49ers move down south, that the Santa Clara 49ers Stadium Ground Breaking just left San Franciscans heart broken. They still have at least two seasons to enjoy the game at Candlestick Park.

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