San Francisco Candlestick Park Naming Rights, Proposition C (November 2009)
Proposition C, if enacted, will repeal Proposition H, which was passed in 2004. Proposition H that required the 49ers football stadium to be named Candlestick Park. Proposition C will allow the sale of stadium naming rights could be sold. 50% of the proceeds received by the city by the sale of the naming rights would be used to fund directors at city recreation centers. Gavin Newsom supports Proposition C.
San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty also supports Proposition C.
One reason the issue is coming up now is because the 49ers are thinking about moving their team to Santa Clara.
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."
- 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