49ers' Calif. stadium to now cost $1.2B

High-tech gadgetry, revised construction costs, loan interest and $78 million in fees have driven up the cost of the San Francisco 49ers' new South Bay stadium in Santa Clara., Calif., from the original $937 million to $1.177 billion. Proponents of the project say taxpayers will be little affected, but opponents say these are "pie-in-the-sky numbers that they're pulling out of their rear end."

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