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Santa Clara approves 49ers stadium parking plan

SANTA CLARA — The Santa Clara City Council has approved a deal that allows 49er's fans attending games at the proposed $1 billion football stadium to park in the Great America Theme Park lot.

Tuesday's 4-2 vote clears one of the last remaining hurdles for the stadium project.

Cedar Fair, which owns Great America, had been opposed to ceding part of its parking lot for the stadium.

The San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/wghoBp ) says 49ers fans will be able to park in most of Great America's main lot, which will be renovated to include as many as 7,000 spaces. Additional parking will be in two nearby city garages.

The deal calls for Cedar Fair to drop its lawsuit. The 49ers will pay Cedar Fair $12.5 million as part of the parking agreements.

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Information from: San Jose Mercury News, http://www.sjmercury.com

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