Judge: NFL can keep youth soccer league's field until March
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A judge has ruled against a San Francisco Bay Area soccer league that sued to stop the National Football League from taking over fields next to the stadium where the Super Bowl will be held next month.
The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League asked a judge to grant an injunction to remove the NFL from the 11-acre park that will be used as a Super Bowl 50 media center, saying they fear permanent damage to the fields.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Joseph Huber ruled Tuesday the NFL can keep control of Santa Clara's Youth Soccer Park until March 2.
The youth soccer league's attorney, Gautam Dutta, says the lawsuit will continue until the City of Santa Clara and the NFL find and pay for all replacement fields the 1,500 local players can use.