The San Francisco 49ers have pulled their $15 million offer for soccer fields located next to the new Santa Clara stadium after youth soccer players showed up in force to a city council meeting to voice their opposition to a plan that could have left them without a place to play.
Youth soccer advocates in Santa Clara are expected to pack a meeting on a proposal by the San Francisco 49ers to take over soccer fields next to Levi’s Stadium for $15 million, an offer opponents have called “insulting.”
Supporters of San Francisco’s plan to convert the Beach Chalet soccer fields in Golden Gate Park from grass to artificial turf Tuesday asked a judge to allow them to join the city in fighting a lawsuit filed by opponents seeking to block the project.
An anonymous donor gave $4 million to city of San Jose to build soccer fields in Almaden Valley at the Allen at Steinbeck School.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved installing synthetic turf and lighting at soccer fields near the Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park, over objections from environmental and wildlife groups.
A proposal to replace the Beach Chalet grass fields on the western end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with synthetic turf and lighting was approved Thursday at a joint hearing of the city’s Planning and Recreation and Park commissions.