The San Francisco 49ers have paid greater than $5 million in Levi’s Stadium hire that the town of Santa Clara claimed that the workforce owed, metropolis officers stated Tuesday.
The town’s stadium authority obtained $5,502,333 from the workforce for what the town stated was overdue September hire and October hire that was due.
The town’s stadium authority board — comprised of Mayor Lisa Gillmor and the Metropolis Council — unanimously authorised submitting an arbitration claim last week to get better the misplaced cash from the workforce.
The 49ers advised the town they weren’t paying 20% of this season’s invoice as a result of the coronavirus pandemic prompted the cancellation of two exhibition video games at Levi’s Stadium, Metropolis Legal professional Brian Doyle stated.
“I’m happy that the Stadium Authority’s decisive motion resulted within the 49ers paying hire for his or her use of Levi’s Stadium and never placing these prices on taxpayers,” Gillmor stated Tuesday in a information launch. “Sooner or later, I hope the Stadium Authority Board can keep away from having to take such motion to ensure that the 49ers to comply with the stadium’s lease provisions.”
The 49ers stated final week that they might pay the hire.
“Mr. Doyle is, once more, misrepresenting the details in service of the Metropolis’s ongoing political agenda,” Rahul Chandhok, the 49ers’ vp of public affairs and strategic communications, wrote in an e-mail to this publication. “The September hire fee will likely be paid in full, in accordance with the phrases of the Lease.
“Whereas the 49ers work to help the area’s financial system, Mayor Gillmor continues a sample of mismanagement that’s costing the town essential income, hurting small companies, and endangering native jobs. That is simply one other try to scapegoat the 49ers for her incompetence, and her confusion on the phrases of the Lease that she supported enthusiastically when it suited her political aspirations.
“Mayor Gillmor is spending thousands and thousands on PR consultants, advisors, and offering raises, throughout a worldwide pandemic, to the already highest paid Metropolis Supervisor within the state, all whereas realizing the town’s finances is in disarray and has been for years. As a substitute of scapegoating the 49ers, it’s time for the Mayor to look inward.”