Super Bowl Media Compound Completed While Soccer Players are Still Without Game Fields

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer players are heading into the 2016 Spring soccer season without soccer fields to play home games on, while the NFL completed construction of the media compound on the Soccer Park fields. There are reports circulating about rain water trapped underneath the plastic flooring due to the torrential El Nino rain […]

Santa Clara City Council Attempting to Change Developer Fee Agreement & Jeopardize Parks & Open Space

Certain members of the Santa Clara City Council are attempting to change a developer fee agreement which became fully effective in 2014, to provide funding and protect Santa Clara’s Parks and Open Space. Members of the Council want to reduce developer fees by 35%, and this would leave the city without adequate funds needed to purchase […]

We’re Standing Up, Not Getting Rolled-Over

We would like to respond to Miles Barbers latest “Milestones” Editorial published on January 6, 2016, regarding the take-over and destruction of the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park by the City of Santa Clara and the NFL. Mr. Barber, We would like to respond to Miles Barbers latest “Milestones” Editorial published on January 6, 2016, regarding the […]

Youth Soccer League Unexpectedly Halted Due to NFL’s Super Bowl

Posted in NBC Sports By Joe Prince-Wright Dec 22, 2015, 9:59 AM EST Youth soccer players in Santa Clara, California won’t be able to play for a couple of months in 2016 due to the Super Bowl “media village” being set up on their fields. With Levi’s Stadium the host for Super Bowl 50, the NFL will shut down […]

Super Bowl 50: Tempers flare over NFL using Santa Clara soccer park

By Ramona Giwargis | San Jose Mercury News SANTA CLARA — Excuse Andrew Robertson for not joining in the excitement building around his hometown hosting the biggest football game on the planet right next door to the youth soccer park where he grew up playing for the past 10 years. In less than two weeks, […]

Debi Davis, Teresa O’Neill and Lisa M. Gillmor: Santa Clara needs to register lobbyists

With Super Bowl 50, Santa Clara will be in the national spotlight. Our city of 125,000 people will host the biggest American sporting event of the year. Although we proudly maintain a small-town feel, we’ve clearly become a major city. But it’s not just the Super Bowl or Levi’s Stadium that has changed Santa Clara. […]

Santa Clara City Council Hide NFL Usage of Soccer Park in a Closed Session Meeting

Santa Clara City Council Move Soccer Park Discussion to Closed Door Meeting The Santa Clara City Leadership Team just moved the discussion about the NFL’s use of the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park from an open and transparent conversation, to a Closed Door Meeting held Tuesday, December 8th. We don’t understand why they refuse to communicate the […]

Will Santa Clara Residents Get Stuck with the NFL’s Repair Bill After the Super Bowl Ends?

NFL Super Bowl 50 Committee Remain Silent on Soccer Park Take-Over Super Bowl 50 is only 11 weeks away and there is a communication black-out from the NFL, the Super Bowl 50 Committee and the City of Santa Clara Leadership regarding usage plans at the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park. Do we really believe that […]

Deborah Bress, Karen Hardy, and Kevin Park are Standing Up for Santa Clara

Santa Clara Community Activists Bress, Hardy and Park Speak-Out to Stop the Sales of the Soccer Park to the 49ers Santa Clara is our home — there are things we have agreed to do in the community that have been maintained and are a part of our heritage. One of these is a commitment to […]

Santa Clara Youth Soccer League Stops City Council From Selling Soccer Park to 49ers

Santa Clara Youth Soccer League Stop San Francisco 49ers Attempted Take-Over of Youth Soccer Park Tonight, at the Santa Clara City Council meeting, the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League stopped the San Francisco 49ers attempted take over of the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park. Nearly 100 children from the youth soccer league packed the Santa […]