By Robert Haugh
Editor’s Note: The following is a brief Q & A with Fred Weaver who wrote the book, “Levi’s Stadium: Unsafe in Any Seat.” According to his bio, Weaver “advises and provides investigation for security and fraud prevention support to governments, companies and organizations.”
You’ve written a book about Levi’s Stadium. Why did you write the book?
It was really because of a culmination of events in a very short time. There was of course the incident I witnessed on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The beating was of a 49ers fan by two other 49ers fans in full view of on-field security on the ‘visitors’ side and the national TV cameras looking straight at the fight from the ‘home field’ side.
The beating lasted almost two minutes and afterwards it was almost surreal that no one else, made any attempt to intercept or apprehend the two individuals as they slowly walked the stairs up from the lower level shared by the level above where I was sitting.
To answer your question directly, I wanted to get the word out that Levi’s Stadium was the most dangerous venue in all of North America. Additionally, with the ‘power of the pen’, I was hoping some people would step down or be removed from office.
Are you familiar with the new Stadium Manager Francine Melendez Hughes? Does her experience or lack thereof concern you?
Yes, I am familiar with Francine Melendez Hughes. With her complete lack of experience, it begs asking the question of the San Francisco 49ers Management, “When you hired her, did you have a choice of two?” Francine Melendez Hughes has been ‘soaped in there’ by the San Francisco 49ers Management and Francine is just a figurehead.
Were you surprised at the latest incident that happened at the CONCACAF soccer match between Mexico and Qatar?
Unfortunately, it is no surprise this just occurred. This attack and future attacks at Levi’s Stadium shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.