Cases & Deals

San Francisco Forty Niners settled dispute with City involving proper maintenance of Candlestick Park

Clients San Francisco Forty Niners Ltd.

Jones Day represented the San Francisco Forty Niners Ltd. in a dispute with the City and County of San Francisco over the City's failure to properly maintain and improve Candlestick Park, where the Forty Niners play their home games during the NFL season. After filing a claim with the City, Jones Day settled the dispute on mutually agreeable terms, including a reduction in annual rent, the ability to divert a significant additional portion of their rent payments to maintenance and repairs of the stadium and converting a five-year renewal option into a series of one-year optional lease extensions, which allow the team to play at the stadium at its option through 2023, while providing the flexibility to explore opportunities for a new stadium.

San Francisco Forty Niners v. The City and County of San Francisco, Claim No. 10-03538 (June 18, 2010)