By Robert Haugh
Last month, Levi’s Stadium got some publicity but not in a good way.
Pro Football Weekly, a respected sports site, wrote a story about how the Chicago Bears are looking for a new stadium. The team is threatening to move to Arlington Heights, outside of Chicago. They put in a bid for the 326-acre Arlington International Racecourse.
The publication evaluated Levi’s Stadium.
“… the stadium is an hour from downtown San Francisco when traffic is good, there is no shade to speak of, so half the stadium melts in the California sun, and its general lack of personality, Levi’s Stadium is an example of how a move to the suburbs could prove disappointing.”
A video circulated about Levi’s Stadium on the Forgotten Places YouTube channel. The channel says it focuses on “stadiums, Infrastructure, buildings, and more.”
Levi’s Stadium was called the “worst of the new stadiums.” Double ouch.
The report cites poor planning, lack of shade, unaffordable seats, and bad turf for the players.
According to our sources, the 49ers’ John York, Jed’s dad and the official team co-owner, was a key player in designing the stadium. Maybe he could design a shade structure — and pay for it.