So much for that lawsuit to block a June vote on the San Francisco 49ers‘ planned stadium in Santa Clara: A county judge yesterday dismissed the suit, saying the plaintiff lacked “clear and convincing evidence” that the ballot language was misleading. The June 8 vote will now presumably go ahead, as will all the 49ers’ campaign spending.
(UPDATE: The San Francisco Chronicle’s John Cote notes that while a 49ers-aligned attorney testified yesterday that the lawsuit’s claim of a $114 million stadium subsidy — which is not mentioned in the ballot language — was “plucked out of thin air,” the figure in fact appears in the 49ers’ own documents.)
In related news, the sale of Cedar Fair, the amusement park company that controls the proposed site of the 49ers stadium and which has opposed it on and off, has fallen through, apparently because the new investors weren’t happy with Cedar Fair’s revenues. What this means for the stadium deal is uncertain, but then, what the now-aborted sale meant for it was uncertain, too.