Judge denies soccer league's request to kick out NFL

Jan 6, 2016 3:47 PM by News Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A judge has denied a San Francisco Bay Area youth soccer league's request to temporarily boot the NFL from a soccer park next to the stadium where the Super Bowl will be held next month.

The San Jose Mercury News reports Wednesday that the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League last week sued the city to stop it from handing the 11-acre soccer park over to the NFL for a Super Bowl 50 media center.

But a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge declined then to block the move with a temporary restraining order. He denied it again Tuesday, after the soccer league expanded its lawsuit to include the NFL.

The youth soccer league argues that the city failed to hold a public hearing for changing the soccer park's conditional-use permit to allow for a usage other than youth soccer.

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