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 Clara City Council Chambers and an equal number stood outside. About 75 speakers spoke publicly against the proposal. No one spoke in favor. Nobody.

The City Council decided to create a process that includes all stakeholders, not just the 49ers presenting their proposal behind closed door process to sell the youth soccer park land to the San Francisco 49ers for pennies on the dollar.

Santa Clara Council-members Lisa Gillmor and Teresa O’Neill led the effort to make the process more publicly.  Council-members Debi Davis, Pat Kolstad, and Jerry Marsalli were supportive.

But the work is not over. The council will still consider options. 

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And feel good about how we stood up for Santa Clara tonight!