According to NeoGAF, there are “lots of stories online” of Pokestops in Pokemon GO being removed. The thread included an example, which was a public library that had 4 Pokestops in the app. According to the library, “players started gathering on our front lawn during all hours of the day and night catching Pokémon, trading stories and coming together as a community. The game and its players brought an incredible amount of energy to the library”. However, the library experienced “unexpected costs and increased problems” and requested the Pokestops being removed. The request was granted on August 2nd.
The library explains the problems, too. They said that “some of our concerns were minor: increased wear on our grass; an increase in our building’s power consumption; a dramatic increase in the amount of trash brought to the property. Other behaviors were more concerning: we witnessed people selling food and other items—like our electricity—without a permit; we witnessed many players frustrated when their cars were locked in our underground parking overnight; we’ve had complaints about noise levels and activity from surrounding properties. Parking for library events and activities became difficult as event attendees had to park blocks away from the library. Alcohol consumption on the library grounds was also reported. Most concerning were the injuries that occurred on property while playing Pokémon Go that could not be ignored by the library”.