SANTA CLARA, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – In an investigative report that recently aired on NBC Bay Area, commercial pilots are claiming that the lights from Levi’s Stadium during evening games are posing a serious threat to airline safety for planes landing at nearby San Jose Mineta International Airport. Pilots describe the stadium lights as so ‘blinding’ they can’t see the airport runway.
Reacting to the report, the City and County of Santa Clara has banned all evening football games or concerts at Levi’s Stadium, citing airline safety.
For 49er fans, this would be the end of Monday Night Football as we know it.
Santa Clara has allowed one exception to the ban, however, since Levi’s Stadium is host to the 2016 Superbowl. On that Sunday, commercial airlines will be banned from landing at the Mineta aiport between 5pm and midnight.
Passengers scheduled to arrive February 7 at that time in San Jose are advised to contact their airlines.
This may go down in history as the worst planning ever for a U.S. football stadium.