SANTA CLARA (KCBS)— Another controversy has sprung up as a result of the new 49ers Stadium in Santa Clara. The city is considering plowing under acres of a nature preserve to make room for more football parking.
Levi’s Stadium is still about 5,000 parking spaces short of what it needs for a football game. One proposal is to take over the adjacent youth soccer fields, which would then have to be moved to the nearby Ulistac Nature Area.
Malathy, a resident who walks in Ulistac twice a week with her friend, said it’s a bad idea.
“I’d be very disappointed that they’d be doing that because I think that we need to set aside some place in every neighborhood for nature,” she said.