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49ers break ground on new stadium

Updated: April 20, 2012, 12:31 AM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jed York stuck a gold shovel in the ground, planted his right foot on top and took a ceremonial step to plant the San Francisco 49ers -- and the NFL -- into Silicon Valley.

So long, San Francisco.

Under clear skies and a setting sun behind the mountains towering in the distance, the 49ers CEO and Santa Clara leaders made history at 6:53 p.m. local time, touching off a confetti-filled and champagne-flowing celebration on the future 50-yard line that took ...

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