Though it is scheduled to open a year ahead of schedule, the San Francisco 49ers' $1.2 billion new stadium is still working out how it will prevent a traffic nightmare in the heart of Silicon Valley and its tech businesses.
One solution the stadium is considering is asking neighboring businesses whether they can shift employee hours for the occasional Monday and Thursday night NFL football games.
Santa Clara City Councilwoman Lisa Gillmor said the 49ers have been approaching local businesses to work out possible arrangements, such as parking and other ways to diminish traffic congestion, as first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.
"There are not that many Monday night games in a year -- only a handful if that, so they are working with our businesses ahead of time," she told ABCNews.com.
Not only are there so few weeknight games per team in the NFL, Gillmor said the workers in the area may already be amenable to changing hours.
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