Phil Matier: Grand Opening For Levi’s Stadium Leaves Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Feeling ‘Bitter’

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The first new NFL stadium in California in a generation is officially open—although there won’t actually be any football at Levi’s Stadium until September—and Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown took part of the opening pageantry on Thursday. While it appeared to be great fun, Brown said he had a difficult time enjoying it.

The normally 45-minute drive to Santa Clara turned into an hour and half journey to a structure that Brown thinks was less than impressive. He summed up the entire experience as “horrible.”

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During his time as Mayor, Brown had hoped to build a new stadium in the City and worked with the 49ers to create a plan but then-team owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.’s bribe for a riverboat casino…

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