The 49ers have partnered with a real estate firm to purchase the Great America theme park for 70 million.
The story was initially reported by the San Jose Mercury News.
The real estate firm, JMA Ventures, issued a press release that did not identify the 49ers owners but indicated that an "entity" connected to the team "is expected to partner" with the San Francisco business in the acquisistion of the theme park. Great America is currently owned by Ohio-based Cedar Fair, which bought the park in 2006.
We are excited about this new opportunity and partnership with JMA, the 49ers said in a news release issued late Monday morning. We believe this venture will enhance both Great America Park and the Santa Clara Stadium project. It creates great synergy and collaboration between two of the largest family entertainment destinations in the region.
The move is another step toward building a new stadium for the team, which has been seeking an alternative to Candlestick Park for years.
"The acquisition will position the park for future long-term growth and clears the way for the new stadium project to move forward, " JMA said in the release.
The city of Santa Clara owns property where Great America is located. It leases the land for 5 million a year
The 49ers plan to build a 68,500-seat stadium on a parking lot adjacent to Great America.
The 49ers have not commented on the report.
On Monday, Jerry Rice shared some words of wisdom with the 49ers in a team meeting.
He also stuck around and went through warmup drills with 49ers receivers.
49ers cornerback Rashard Robinson engaged in some back-and-forth dialogue with the living legend.
"He was giving me a little bit of trash talk. I was giving it back to him though (laughing)," Robinson explained on KNBR's Murph & Mac Show. "If he wanted to line up with me, I was ready. And I wasn't gonna hold back.
"I kept calling him, I was like, 'I know you don't want to come out here,' But then he finally came over there and he was giving me some trash talk."
It's all but certain that Robinson will start on the outside when the 49ers host the Panthers in Week 1.
He struggled in the exhibition opener against the Chiefs last Friday night.
On the first play of the game, Tyreek Hill ran right past Robinson for a 33-year completion along the sideline.
"I didn't really think they were gonna do a deep ball," Robinson said. "I fell away from my fundamentals. That's one thing I can say ... that just boils back to having short-term memory."
Later in the drive -- on 3rd and 6 from the 49ers' 11-yard line -- he missed a tackle that resulted in a 1st and Goal at the 2-yard line.
The Chiefs scored on the next play.
"Can't really beat yourself up about it ... gotta let it go."
On Saturday morning, Katie Sowers announced that she "accepted a season-long coaching position with the San Francisco 49ers."
On Wednesday morning, 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was asked about having a woman as an assistant coach.
"Katie is a baller. 100 percent," Goodwin declared on KNBR 680's Murph & Mac Show. "She understands the game. She is very familiar with the game. She played in a women's league.
"It may be a little different, but she definitely has the attitude that it takes to be in that room. She brings a great vibe and she understands. I'm happy that she's on staff."
Last season, Sowers spent training camp with the Falcons.
And according to Kyle Shanahan:
“She came in and worked with the receivers and did as good of a job as anyone I've had in the internship. We loved having her around. She was eager to learn it, she has played professional football in a women's league in the United States for a while and she's passionate about it.
“Us spending a whole training camp with her, she did a great job and she ended up helping out in Atlanta in personnel throughout the year. She just hit me up a few months ago and said her internship was up over there and asked if we would want to have her here.
"There was no doubt. She does a good job and we're excited to have her.”
Does Goodwin think she will face any barriers with the 49ers?
"Not at all. Not at all because it doesn't matter what happens outside these walls," Goodwin answered. "What other people think outside, it doesn't matter.
"All that matters is what goes on in our room and in our organization."