San Francisco Candlestick Park Naming Rights, Proposition C (November 2009)
Proposition C repealed Proposition H, which was passed in 2004. Proposition H required that the 49ers football stadium be named Candlestick Park. Proposition C, instead, allowed the sale of naming rights to the stadium. 50% of the proceeds received by the city by the sale of the naming rights was to be used to fund directors at city recreation centers.
The issue came up in 2009 because the 49ers were thinking about moving their team to Santa Clara.
- These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco County elections office.
San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty also supported Proposition C.
Political reporter Melissa Griffin suggested to her readers, "Vote for this if you want to send a gesture to the Niners that we will help them make money if they stay in San Francisco. Vote against this if you believe we should only sell the name of The ’Stick if it would fetch a lot more than the anticipated $700,000, or if you believe a different kind of gesture toward the Niners is in order."
The question on the ballot:
|Proposition C: "Shall the City be permitted to enter into a new naming rights contract for Candlestick Park, and shall it be City policy that fifty percent of any City revenue from the sale of those naming rights be used to fund directors of City recreation centers?"|
- KCBS, "Candlestick Naming Rights Headed Back to Ballot," July 16, 2009
- San Francisco Chronicle, "S.F. ballot skips tax measures," October 27, 2009
- San Francisco Examiner, "Do you know your city measures?," October 29, 2009
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