49ers to leave Candlestick, turn focus to Santa Clara

Updated: November 10, 2006, 4:39 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers intend to replace dingy Candlestick Park with a state-of-the-art stadium -- and now they want to do it in Santa Clara.

After years of planning for a stadium in the city that has been the franchise's home for six decades, owner John York officially changed his club's focus Thursday from Candlestick Point to this Silicon Valley suburb 30 miles south of San Francisco.

While insisting the 49ers will never leave the San Francisco Bay ...

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