San Francisco ends system that led to standoff between tech workers, youths over soccer field

Small Business Associated Press

Teenage soccer players in San Francisco have won an off-field victory against the city's technology workers after a videotaped confrontation gained national attention.

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The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1oeCS0b ) reports that parks officials have agreed to stop allowing adults to reserve a soccer field in the Mission District neighborhood.

The decision follows a standoff in August between neighborhood youths and workers at online companies Dropbox and Airbnb over the field.

A video posted in September shows the workers arguing with the young people about the field. The workers had a $27 permit to reserve it, but the youths said they always played pickup games there.

Dropbox said in a statement it was disappointed in its employees.

The video revived resentment against technology workers, who have been blamed for rising rents.