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Construction on 49ers' new stadium passes halfway mark
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Halftime, halfway there, 2nd down with a year to go.

Pick your metaphor -- the San Francisco 49ers will keep building their new stadium in Santa Clara, which is now about halfway completed, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

There are still about 313 days left before the new stadium opens its doors, according to a giant countdown clock on-site at the stadium, the newspaper reported.

But just under half of the project's $1.3 billion total price tag has been spent, reported the newspaper, which pegged the stadium as 56 percent completed.

About $37 million a month has been spent on construction this year, according to the newspaper.


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