Judge Rules for NFL, soccer league loses bid for fields

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A Northern California judge has ruled against a youth soccer league that wanted to boot the NFL from soccer fields being used as the Super Bowl 50 media village.

San Jose TV station KNTV reports (http://bit.ly/1P0U1XS ) the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League claimed the city and the NFL will not make good on a promise to find the youth league adequate fields to replace the ones being used by the NFL.

NFL attorneys had argued that the fields are the best location for the media and security, and shifting locations would jeopardize security.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Joseph Huber issued the ruling Tuesday.

The San Jose Earthquakes on Monday pledged to open two fields at Avaya Stadium to the more than 1,000 youth soccer players displaced by the Super Bowl.

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Information from: KNTV-TV.

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