Inner Sunset Park Neighbors Offer Conditional Support To Pro Soccer At Kezar Stadium

The plans to make Kezar Stadium the home of the new San Francisco Deltas soccer team cleared another hurdle last week, as it was approved by the Operations Committee of SF Rec and Park. Now, the Inner Sunset Park Neighbors have offered their support in favor of the stadium being used for professional soccer games, despite some locals' concerns about alcohol sales and traffic impacts at the games.

The support, however, does not come without reservations. "We sent a letter to Capt. Sanford at Park Station and to the Park Commissioners expressing support for professional soccer at Kezar," said ISPN board member Lawrence Rosenfeld. With that said, the group has "serious reservations about impact on public safety and quality of life in the immediate neighborhood, especially (but not exclusively) as regards the impact should Kezar policy change to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages."

The next—and potentially final—step for the Deltas to gain approval comes March 17th, at a hearing of the Rec and Park Commission at City Hall. If approved, the Deltas would begin hosting home games at Kezar in 2017.

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