San Jose Stadium May Surprise You

San Jose Stadium May Surprise You

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 21, 2009
  • 12 Comments
  • San Jose Stadium, Stadium Talk

I guess low expectations can sometimes yield good results. That may be the case this time around with the new renderings and video of the proposed San Jose Earthquakes stadium that came out over the weekend to supporter’s in the Bay Area.

We knew going into the weekend that the renderings would be coming out and that the stadium would lack a lot and I do mean a lot of bells and whistles. The stadium is only expected to hold 15,000 which pretty much meant there wasn’t going to be a lot going on in this tiny little stadium that will probably be the smallest stadium around once everyone is finally in their own soccer stadiums in the next few years.

But something about the renderings and videos kind of give me the impression that this stadium won’t be nearly as bad as once expected. Maybe it is the roof with the team name on top or just the horseshoe design that seems okay about it. Something that this writer just can’t put a finger on makes it alright.

It also appears that in the long run if things start to get better by the Bay that we could see the one end added onto to join up with the rest of the stadium and be a full stadium instead of the horseshoe.

What do you all make of the stadium?

  • SDM

    The only thing that would surprise me about the San Jose stadium is that it actually gets built. 😉

  • Sean

    The Earthquakes name on the roof will almost assuredly be replaced by a corporate sponsor.

  • dashiel

    so what happens when simon elliott skies one of his fieldgoals on the open end of the pitch at the same time a plane is landing?

  • SDM

    The only thing that would surprise me about the San Jose stadium is that it actually gets built. 😉

  • Sean

    The Earthquakes name on the roof will almost assuredly be replaced by a corporate sponsor.

  • dashiel

    so what happens when simon elliott skies one of his fieldgoals on the open end of the pitch at the same time a plane is landing?

  • Cannon Girl

    Buck Shaw's great but a larger venue is needed. At least this is a start no matter whose name's on it. Besides, how many filled seats are there going to be consistently if and when Becks leaves MLS anyway? Let's be serious.

  • Cannon Girl

    Buck Shaw’s great but a larger venue is needed. At least this is a start no matter whose name’s on it. Besides, how many filled seats are there going to be consistently if and when Becks leaves MLS anyway? Let’s be serious.

  • San Jose Earthquakes

    What does Becks beers have to do with San Jose? Isn't that a German pilsner?<br />
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    I suspect they will serve Cannon Stout to all the fans, the whole horseshoe being a beer garden.<br />
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    It looks like it could be a great, small stadium. With the roof right under the air traffic, a major sponsor will get great exposure if they are the logo up top.<br />
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    If Simon Elliot smashes the ball into a plane, and it rebounds into the goal without crosses the touch line, that's a goal!

  • What does Becks beers have to do with San Jose? Isn’t that a German pilsner?

    I suspect they will serve Cannon Stout to all the fans, the whole horseshoe being a beer garden.

    It looks like it could be a great, small stadium. With the roof right under the air traffic, a major sponsor will get great exposure if they are the logo up top.

    If Simon Elliot smashes the ball into a plane, and it rebounds into the goal without crosses the touch line, that’s a goal!

  • Cannon Girl

    Oh, it's just SJ soccer fan…thought it was something important. 😉

  • Cannon Girl

    Oh, it’s just SJ soccer fan…thought it was something important. 😉