Cedar Fair, owners of the Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, yesterday renewed their on-again, off-again protests against the planned San Francisco 49ers stadium that would sit in one of their parking lots, sending a letter to the city manager stating that it hopes to “resolve the difficulties presented by the stadium proposal in an attempt to avoid the need for a more formal defense of our legal rights.” Their main concern, as always, is traffic on game days: Cedar Fair claims that they’re not even mentioned in the traffic study portion of the stadium’s environmental impact report; the city says they are too. We should know more today, when the draft EIR is scheduled to be released.
UPDATE: The EIR is now out, with the San Jose Mercury News summing it up: “Environmental report: Santa Clara 49er stadium would increase air pollution, traffic. But on the bright side: “The effect on the burrowing owl? None is expected.”