Construction on 49ers stadium could begin June 1

Construction on 49ers stadium could begin June 1
February 15, 2012, 7:11 pm
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The 49ers moved another step closer to new stadium Tuesday night.

The stadium authority -- comprised of Santa Clara City Council members -- voted 5-1 to support the 878 million contract that calls for building a 68,500-seat facility.

Construction on the stadium is scheduled to begin June 1 and finalized in time for the 2014 season.

As part of the vote, the construction firm Turner-Devcon was approved to build the stadium.

A group against the stadium's construction, Santa Clara Plays Fair, has collected signatures to call for a referendum on the 850 million loan.

The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the vote.

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