Quakes Take Big Step Towards Stadium

Quakes Take Big Step Towards Stadium

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 6, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • San Jose Stadium, Stadium Talk

Good news for another club looking to get a stadium deal here. The San Jose Earthquakes are inching closer and closer to a soccer specific stadium of their own here.

According to CenterLineSoccer, yesterday the San Jose City Council unanimously approved the sale of the property that Quakes owner Lee Wolff was looking to get for the stadium project.Wolff and the city had been in talks over the deal for some time due to Wolff wanting a renegotiation of the price of the land due to the current economy.

The proposal clears the way for the construction of a stadium for the team as well as other components including 1.5 million square feet of office/R&D, 300 hotel rooms, and 95,000 square feet of retail space. The stadium, with an estimated construction cost of $60-$70 million, is slated to occupy 14 acres of the site. Paul Krutko, director of the city’s Office of Economic Development, described the proposed facility as “a European-style stadium with 18,000 seats.”

Its awesome to hear that the Quakes are moving forward here and could possibly be breaking ground this year on a stadium.

  • free2b

    Booya! GO Quake!

  • free2b

    Booya! GO Quake!

  • Cannon Girl

    YES!!! I knew this project had been in talks for a while now and I'm stoked it's finally coming to fruition. Buck Shaw's fine but my boys really need a stadium—SWEET!!

  • Cannon Girl

    YES!!! I knew this project had been in talks for a while now and I’m stoked it’s finally coming to fruition. Buck Shaw’s fine but my boys really need a stadium—SWEET!!