- March 13, 2014: Presentation by Sunnyvale Public Safety Chief Frank Grgurina and Santa Clara Police Chief Mike Sellers from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center at Casa de Amigos Mobile Park located at 1085 Tasman Dr. in Sunnyvale.
The new Levi’s Stadium
being constructed in Santa Clara is currently scheduled to open in summer 2014. Levi’s Stadium will host numerous events and football games, drawing people from the Bay Area and beyond, and providing entertainment opportunities and economic benefit for the region. However, the Stadium also is in close proximity to Sunnyvale’s northeastern border near several residential and commercial areas, and its visitors will place a demand on our transportation infrastructure. Because of this, the City of Sunnyvale has been closely monitoring the project to ensure that the Stadium Authority
– the public body formed by the City of Santa Clara to develop and operate the Stadium – is adequately addressing traffic, parking and public safety.
Sunnyvale staff from several City departments have been coordinating with their counterparts in Santa Clara throughout the development process. In addition, Sunnyvale has submitted formal comments to Santa Clara on key project documents to include their Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed Stadium in 2009 and their more recent Draft Transportation Management and Operations Plan (TMOP) in September 2013. These documents, which can be accessed via the links on this page, contain important information related to the potential impacts generated by the Stadium and the proposals for addressing those impacts.
Sunnyvale is currently working with Santa Clara to address our comments on their TMOP and will continue to update this webpage as new information is received. Specifically, Sunnyvale’s comments on the TMOP address a number of items, including the adequacy of Stadium parking and how Sunnyvale’s nearby neighborhoods will be protected; the approach to and staffing required for traffic control; the plans regarding mass transit, particularly light rail and Caltrain; and a request for the Stadium Authority to conduct community meetings for Sunnyvale residents and businesses.
Previous Public Outreach Events
- March 3, 2014: City Staff presentation at the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyvale Neighborhood Association Leaders
- February 13, 2014: Meeting hosted by the Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association. Presentation given by staff from the cities of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara with questions and answer session to discuss traffic management, transportation impacts, event security, parking (both at the stadium and in the surrounding areas), off-street/commercial parking, and delivery of public safety services in the City of Sunnyvale during stadium events.
- February 12, 2014: Meeting with businesses from Moffett Park and the Woods (near Tasman Drive) to gather input on the proposed off-street parking ordinance that would establish requirements for businesses wishing to make their parking lots available to stadium-goers.
- December 3, 2013: City Council Study Session with presentation by 49ers representative, Jim Mercurio