Santa Clara sued over proposed 49ers stadium

The owners of a theme park adjacent to a proposed stadium for

the 49ers in Santa Clara are suing the city, saying an agreement

with the team is illegal.

The lawsuit filed Monday by Cedar Fair Entertainment, which owns

the Great America Theme Park, says the city should have approved an

environmental impact report for the stadium before reaching an

agreement with the team in June.

The nonbinding terms include $114 million in public funding.

City Manager Jennifer Sparacino says the city is hopeful it can

resolve its differences with Cedar Fair.

Meanwhile, the City Council on Tuesday approved the

environmental report and directed staff to draft a ballot measure

to gain voter support for the project.