[Ed. – And here it seemed like the real problem was that SB50 will be held in the super-restrictive Tiny Stadium seating only 68,500.]
Santa Clara’s high-profile feud between soccer and football was taken up a notch this week as the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League filed a lawsuit against the city to stop the NFL from turning the lush, green fields next to Levi’s Stadium into a media base for Super Bowl 50 (SB#50) and ultimately displacing 1,500 kids for two to three months.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, the city had agreed to allow the NFL use nearby city-owned sites, like the soccer park near Levi’s Stadium, for free between January 4 and March 2 as part of Santa Clara’s 2013 bid to bring the Super Bowl there. The fields could reportedly start being paved for the events starting this Monday, and the lawsuit asks a judge to stop the NFL’s takeover until the city offers the sports youth alternative fields.