Youths, tech workers duel over San Francisco field

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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.

The San Francisco Chronicle ( ) 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.