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.