People who live near the new Levi's stadium aren't exactly feeling the love for the 49ers. That's according to the San Jose Mercury news, which reports from a community meeting last night where at least a hundred of them gathered to tell Niners' brass their woes. One of them went so far as to say that during games, he felt like a "hostage" in his own home.
If you think that's bad, you should hear what they said about Jim Harbaugh.
Neighbors complained about a range of problems at the new stadium: Nearby bike trails have been closed for homeland security fears. Foghorns blast through the neigh peace and quiet. Foot and automobile traffic make it impossible for residents to come and go. The lights are too bright. Airplanes that circle above are too loud. Drunk fans pee all over the place. It is—basically—the worst, you guys. Just the worst.
The 49ers' response? Not exactly sympathetic. One Vice President told the crowd, "I am never going to be able to please everyone in this room, much less the 70,000 people in the stadium. I may never be able to please you, and for that I am sorry."
Our suggestion? Let the neighbors use the stadium's wifi for free. Or at least win some more games.