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49ers cancel Girl Scout campout at Levi’s Stadium

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08:  Girl Scouts sell cookies as a winter storm moves in on February 8, 2013 in New York City. The scouts did brisk business, setting up shop in locations around Midtown Manhattan on National Girl Scout Cookie Day.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Getty Images

The 49ers just gave the old Do-si-do to a bunch of Girl Scouts, so they could make some more dough.

According to Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury News, the 49ers just informed Girl Scout leaders that a planned sleepover at Levi’s Stadium for the girls who sold the most cookies had to be canceled, so they could schedule a concert there instead.

The event scheduled for May was going to be a reward for the scouts who sold 600 or more boxes of cookies during the annual sale.

“There was a lot of excitement about it. I’m deeply disappointed,” Marina Park, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Northern California, said. “They’re running a business and I guess I’m sorry their relationship with us wasn’t valued as highly as some other things.”

The 49ers said their contract with the Girl Scouts stipulated they could opt out of the contract if something bigger came along. They offered to try to reschedule the event for the scouts in July, but Park said she didn’t want to get the kids’ hopes up again in case the team found another more lucrative event.

“With the fluid nature of bidding for major stadium events, unfortunately occasional conflicts arise between private events and public ticketed full-stadium events,” the team said in a statement. “Although it is an unusual occurrence, we notify private event clients prior to booking of that possibility and all private event contracts inform clients of such contingencies.”

Roughly 1,200 girls were expected to attend the event. The 49ers wouldn’t say who was performing at the show, which that artist is probably grateful for, since they might not necessarily want to be linked with crushing the dreams of a bunch of Girl Scouts.

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49 Responses to “49ers cancel Girl Scout campout at Levi’s Stadium”
  1. flannlv says: Feb 3, 2016 6:06 PM

    I am beginning to think the 49ers don’t like children. First they pave over the soccer fields and now this. On the other hand, they did promote a child to run the team.

  2. bleedingfacemask says: Feb 3, 2016 6:11 PM

    In related news, Girls Scouts of America now has a location other than the dump to send all of their unsold coconut cookies from four years ago…

  3. schmitty2 says: Feb 3, 2016 6:12 PM

    They would be better off camping on some rugged mountain terrain. It would be a better sleeping surface then Levi’s field.

  4. jayhawk6 says: Feb 3, 2016 6:13 PM

    No Thin Mints for the Yorks!

  5. mmack66 says: Feb 3, 2016 6:14 PM

    They could probably use the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, since it isn’t being used for anything.

  6. chawk12thman says: Feb 3, 2016 6:17 PM

    The dream was crushed by the Girl Scouts Leader who decided to not reschedule, as was offered…….Seems like that would be a reasonable thing to do. In fact, I would think that with the bad press generated by the canceling that SF 49rs would likely set a firm date in July…..

    I hate to be on the side for SF 49rs, but I really don’t see a cancellation or rescheduling 4-5 months out as being that huge of a deal.

  7. Pftsliberalagenda says: Feb 3, 2016 6:17 PM

    The almighty dollar. Pathetic.

  8. nokoolaid4thiscowboy says: Feb 3, 2016 6:18 PM

    They need to make this up to these kids. Want to know why it is that kids grow up not respecting grown ups?

    Well, it starts with stuff like this.

  9. chino1985 says: Feb 3, 2016 6:18 PM

    What a classless act from a one time classy organization. We’re talking about getting little kids hopes up and them taking it from them.

  10. dawgturd says: Feb 3, 2016 6:19 PM

    I hope the people of San Fran make a stand and dont attend that concert

    Also, thank u San Fran for your continued efforts to become the laughing stock of the NFL.

    Signed,
    Browns fan

  11. pamperpro says: Feb 3, 2016 6:21 PM

    Welp, guess kaepernick and tom Brady won’t be camping out after all. Sorry ladies

  12. ctiggs says: Feb 3, 2016 6:23 PM

    I actually read the story this time. I expect nothing less or more from jed

  13. raidernation210 says: Feb 3, 2016 6:23 PM

    Don’t blame them. Why would they risk losing thousands of dollars for a bunch of girls who parents sell most of their cookies anyway. Trust me I know my daughter is a Girl Scout

  14. singletitle says: Feb 3, 2016 6:26 PM

    It’s unfortunate that the 49ers organization did not arrange another venue (and PAY FOR IT) for the Girl Scout camp-out. They can afford it. Considering the fact they reserved the right to cancel the second date offered, they’re not attempting to make things right at all.

    Amazing that an organization badly needing good PR did something like this. They must have some shining stars in their PR/marketing department!

  15. orange and blue owns the AFC says: Feb 3, 2016 6:26 PM

    It’s like they’re doing everything they can to whiz all over their fans. Those girls have dads who not only have to explain this, but also why the team sucks too.

  16. granadafan says: Feb 3, 2016 6:32 PM

    I’m continually embarrassed to be a 49ers fan by the inept, incompetent, egotistical, and greedy ownership under the Yorks, especially the son Jed Dork.

    Someone should start a petition to bring back Eddie DeBartolo.

  17. stateofthesport says: Feb 3, 2016 6:34 PM

    Another class move, by a classless organization….now i realize why i was never a 49er fan, though the Montana/Young days of old were pretty exciting.

  18. orange and blue owns the AFC says: Feb 3, 2016 6:36 PM

    And to think, the Greatest of All Time once quarterbacked that team.

  19. joetoronto says: Feb 3, 2016 6:37 PM

    “We’re going to win with class.”

    No class and no wins.

  20. NoHomeTeam says: Feb 3, 2016 6:37 PM

    Seems like a quick TicketMaster/StubHub search would turn up a likely candidate for whoever is performing the concert. They might care about the PR hit, even if the 9ers don’t . . .

  21. ee00ee says: Feb 3, 2016 6:38 PM

    Is this a contest to see how many people in their coverage area they can piss off? wow people, wow

  22. daytontriangles says: Feb 3, 2016 6:38 PM

    The 49ers.

    Dedicated to crushing the dreams of Girl Scouts…

    And their fans.

  23. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Feb 3, 2016 6:42 PM

    Man, the comments on here are always so predictable.

    The contract the Girl Scouts signed very clearly stated that there was a possibility they could be bumped for a more lucrative event. They signed it anyway.

    It’s business. If the scouts were going to be so devastated if they got bumped, they should have picked a venue where they were guaranteed not to be bumped. THEY chose to take the risk, THEY are responsible for the outcome.

    I know that sounds harsh, especially in today’s no-accountability world, but it’s a fact. CAVEAT EMPTOR.

    Google it.

  24. flickaboogie says: Feb 3, 2016 6:45 PM

    Used to be a time when all good people needed was a handshake.

  25. HankTheDog says: Feb 3, 2016 6:54 PM

    orange and blue owns the AFC says:
    Feb 3, 2016 6:36 PM
    And to think, the Greatest of All Time once quarterbacked that team.

    Brady never QB’d that sorry bunch.

  26. gromit45 says: Feb 3, 2016 6:55 PM

    Nickelback wins again.

  27. muchris says: Feb 3, 2016 6:57 PM

    How about rescheduling it DURING a 49ers game? The girls could then just sleep in the end zones. No worries labout the 49ers bothering them there….

  28. pencilmonkeymagic says: Feb 3, 2016 7:04 PM

    Jed obviously not seeing a link between bad publicity, bad reputation and ticket sales.

    But hey, a contract’s a contract!

    Clown.

  29. skawh says: Feb 3, 2016 7:07 PM

    It’s SB week. How in the world did they schedule the girl scouts at the stadium for SB week anyway!?

    Another Jed York move?

  30. slickzmoney says: Feb 3, 2016 7:11 PM

    Well I guess that’s how the cookie crumbles. (shows self out)

  31. haminator says: Feb 3, 2016 7:12 PM

    It’s amazing how this aholes words come back to bite him over and over. “Classy” is a term used very loosely in the organization that I used to love. Hopefully, some folks that dropped $5000 on a ticket kick down to this Girl Scout troop.

  32. bigdogsolec says: Feb 3, 2016 7:14 PM

    just made about 1200+ less 49ers fans and 1200+ more raiders ,rams fans…

    NO COOKIES FOR YOU

  33. russrpm says: Feb 3, 2016 7:25 PM

    Bet whoever is doing the concert has a cancellation provision in their concert too. Hope they use it.

  34. dwhcic says: Feb 3, 2016 7:26 PM

    Guarantee it had to do with the contracts the stadium sponsors signed when they threw tons of cash at the 49ers.

  35. thingamajig says: Feb 3, 2016 7:29 PM

    Can the 49er’s do anything right?

  36. dtroxallday says: Feb 3, 2016 7:29 PM

    I’ve been a fan since “The Catch”. It’s really becoming embarrasing. Think I’ll go stick my head in a hole.

  37. mullman76 says: Feb 3, 2016 7:37 PM

    Shameful.

    Let the little girls have their campout.

    The 9ball organization can’t do anything right.

    Go RAIDERS

  38. fordmandalay says: Feb 3, 2016 7:54 PM

    Wow what a scumbag move. 49ers are very high in the running for the worst operated team in the NFL.

  39. orange and blue owns the AFC says: Feb 3, 2016 8:07 PM

    HankTheDog says:
    Feb 3, 2016 6:54 PM
    orange and blue owns the AFC says:
    Feb 3, 2016 6:36 PM
    And to think, the Greatest of All Time once quarterbacked that team.

    Brady never QB’d that sorry bunch
    =============
    Exactly!

  40. amaf21 says: Feb 3, 2016 8:11 PM

    Absolute trash organization.

  41. nomoreseasontix says: Feb 3, 2016 8:12 PM

    You guys all know that none of these teams care at all what we think, right?
    They’re running a billion dollar business. No matter what we think about anything they do, they’re going to make their money.
    That’s why they do what they do.
    Until you stop giving them your money, they won’t pay attention.
    At all. To anything you say. Girl scouts don’t matter. They’re not on the balance sheet.
    Period.

  42. naes says: Feb 3, 2016 8:18 PM

    Wait a minute, do you mean to tell me these jerks built a billion dollar stadium to make money? And they’d rather have a concert that brings in millions in tickets and concessions rather than let a bunch of kids sleep on the grass?

    /sarcasm/

  43. kevo95 says: Feb 3, 2016 8:36 PM

    I hope the stupid organization goes know in the future 49ers suck

  44. obesedude says: Feb 3, 2016 8:40 PM

    naes says:
    Feb 3, 2016 8:18 PM
    Wait a minute, do you mean to tell me these jerks built a billion dollar stadium to make money? And they’d rather have a concert that brings in millions in tickets and concessions rather than let a bunch of kids sleep on the grass?

    /sarcasm/
    ——-

    Much of the stadium was funded by public money so, I don’t know, maybe maintaining good PR with the public might be something the 49ers should consider.

    /not sarcasm/

  45. southpaw79 says: Feb 3, 2016 8:49 PM

    Who the hell tries to rent out a 70000 person stadium for a 1200 person sleep over??? No wonder the cookies cost so much!!! By the sound of it, the Niners offered to let them use the stadium for a HUGE discount but only if there are no other offers. Another offer came in. So the attempt at a good deed ( huge discount for the girl scouts if available ) is now being used as a huge PR nightmare. Best to just leave it empty when not in use rather than offer to help.

  46. rcali says: Feb 3, 2016 10:49 PM

    This is why you don’t pay for office buildings for billionaires people!

  47. ebdug says: Feb 3, 2016 10:55 PM

    The 49rs just had their PR heads handed to them by the Girl Scouts of America.

  48. edithpiaf51 says: Feb 4, 2016 3:41 AM

    CAVEAT EMPTOR was replaced by CAVEAT VENDITO when consumer rights were advocated by Ralph Nader in the 1960s.
    What the 49ers did was classless and downright disgusting. I am a business and marketing professor and I understand profit making goals but there is something called simple ethics and morals which this organisation lacks. It is sad to see the organisation with the greatest quarterback of all time Joe Montana, a man of class could have turned out to be one of the most classless organisations ever. This is the same organisation who made Eli Manning cry by making fun of him and embarrassing him on the field. two years ago with that happy feet incident with Colin Kapernick and company. Need I expect more from such a bunch of classless jerks to disappoint a bunch of Girl Scouts. Disappointing a bunch of kids is disgusting. I believe the 49ers should pay for another venue for these kids. As far as not accepting the July offer, what happens if the 49ers say ok for July and then something better comes along, then these kids are disappointed again. This is why kids do not trust adults. If you ever read the book the Petit Prince, the little prince refers to the “grande personnes” in a derogatory way. Ever wonder why? Instances like this prove that adults in business cannot be trusted. Poor PR for the 49ers.

  49. orcahawk says: Feb 4, 2016 12:07 PM

    All due sympathy to the scouts for the shabby treatment, but am I the only one thinking: “who camps in a stadium”?

    They ARE in N. Cal for goodness sakes – there’s some pretty good camping to be had around there. Tell Levis Stadium to push off, and see some nature!

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