One of the biggest challenges facing the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara could be a boon to local businesses. The six-story parking garage across the street can only take 1,800 cars, so the NFL is hard at work negotiating with local businesses and institutions to accept the overflow parking. Nearby Mission College, for example, has plenty of space in its parking lot, and the 49ers want to take advantage of that. College President Laurel Jones agrees, and says the added income would be a benefit. Most of all though, she says that, “This allows us to connect with the city in ways we haven’t before.”
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