By Robert Haugh
Santa Clara University (SCU) got a Special Permit from the Santa Clara City Council on Tuesday for a Journey concert at Stevens Stadium (formerly named Buck Shaw Stadium) this Saturday, June 4.
SCU will be celebrating its 56th Annual Golden Circle Theater Party.
A total of 2,794 guests are expected to attend the concert. The permit allows the music from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m.
That means SCU will be honoring the 10 p.m. curfew.
The proposed outdoor concert is a temporary activity not covered by the Master Use Permit for the campus, according to City staff. Therefore, is subject to Section 18.60.030(b) of the Zoning Code requiring City Council approval of a Special Permit to allow the proposed concert to occur.
Last November, the 49er Five changed the curfew at the 49ers’ request so Levi’s Stadium concerts can play later.
The curfew that had been in place since the stadium was opened in 2014. It exists to protect Northside neighborhoods. The curfew helps kids and workers who have school and work the next day.
Five concerts at Levi’s Stadium can play until 11 p.m. on weekends now and include fireworks.
We heard a lot of complaints from Northside residents after the curfew was extended and Coldplay played on May 15.