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June 9, 2010
A Tale of Two Parking Lots, a video tour

I took this video two years ago. Martin Scorsese I am not. But the point was to give fans, especially out of towners, the lay of the land as far as the 49ers stadium plans. One big change in those two years: The team's initial plan was to build the 68,500-seat stadium in the bigger of the two parking lots (the second one in the video). However, resistance from Cedar Fair, which owns Great America, has shoved the plans to the smaller lot (the first one in the video). During a conference call today, York said he and the 49ers have warmed to the idea of building in the smaller lot because it puts the stadium in closer proximity to the team's headquarters, which would be a stone's throw away.

York said he didn't want to begin serious negotiations with Cedar Fair until the vote was completed. Now that Measure J passed -- York called it a "resounding victory" -- those negotiations can begin. "I don't think it will be a major problem," York said of Cedar Fair. "We've had conversations with them in the past and we're confident we can come up with a resolution." Those negotiations are something to keep an eye on moving forward. In the meantime, please enjoy this Matt Barrows joint ...



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-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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