Security Stepped Up For First Sporting Event At Levi’s Stadium; 45,000 Expected At Earthquakes-Sounders Match
The Santa Clara Police Department will have an extra 100 officers on hand, and sheriff’s deputies will not only be patrolling the stadium, but VTA light trains as well.
Levi’s Stadium was designed with mass transit in mind, and the 49ers are banking on heavy use of public transit on game days.
Levi’s Stadium will officially open on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in time for the first 49er game in August, but questions over transportation logistics remain.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s project extending BART by 10 miles to San Jose will be completed as planned by 2017 despite a judge’s decision against closing a street in Milpitas, a VTA spokeswoman said Monday.
With the opening of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara a few weeks away, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority staged a so-called “transit test” to deliver fans to the new home of the San Francisco 49ers.
With the grand opening of the new 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium just around the corner, Santa Clara’s surrounding neighborhoods and cities are bracing for an influx of football fans looking for parking on game days.
A light rail train fatally struck a pedestrian in San Jose Sunday night, according to a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority spokeswoman.
A new bus rapid transit (BRT) line is supposed to be a major step forward for mass transit in the South Bay. But residents who live near the line are fuming, after dozens of trees were cut down.
Santa Clara County transit officials said they expect as many as 25-percent of fans that go to Levi’s Stadium for 49ers games and other events to take public transit.
Investigators have determined a male found dead in San Jose’s downtown area Wednesday morning suffered from at least one stab wound, a police sergeant said.