Soccer Stadium Update: Snapshot San Jose

Over the years we have repeatedly written about efforts to build stadium for the Earthquakes in San Jose.  After multiple fits and starts, the team appears to cross the final hurdles and appears ready to start the construction process.  San Jose city officials  approved the  Planned Development permit for the construction of the proposed Earthquakes stadium a number of months ago. A rendering of the proposed stadium is here.As we reported yesterday, the Quakes will break ground on their $60 million stadium on October 21 with an opening slated for 2014.  The long running saga now seems close to conclusion, an exciting development for the team and its fans. For more, click here.

According to the Mercury News, “the Quakes announced that club seats for the stadium are sold out. With luxury suites and club seats sold out, general seating will go on sale on Tuesday, Oct. 23.”  The club took the strange step of putting these seats on the market before the stadium plans were even finalized.  This step seems to have paid off.  According to the article, the team already has a contingency plan in place in case they sell enough tickets to warrant expansion of the stadium to 24,000 seats.

The San Jose plan has been in the works for a long time and at times seemed destined to die.  However, the stadium planned  now seems set to proceed.  According to the official press release Kansas City-based 360 Architecture designed the Earthquakes new stadium, which will be built by Milpitas’ Devcon Construction.