San Jose Gets Green Light For New Stadium

San Jose Gets Green Light For New Stadium

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 23, 2012
  • Features, San Jose Stadium

Hooray beer!

The San Jose Earthquakes can finally begin the process of putting shovels in the ground to build their very own stadium.

The Quakes’ plans for a $60 million, 18,000-seat stadium cleared their last bureaucratic hurdle last night when the San Jose Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny an appeal by a local resident looking to have the team’s planned development permit rescinded due to noise and light concerns.

“I think it’s a win for everybody, and we will make sure we’re good neighbors,” Quakes owner Lew Wolff said.

There is still a hope to get the stadium done in time for the 2013 season. My bet is they’ll make it happen though they may have to start the season out on the road for a few games like many teams have done in recent years when opening up a new stadium.

This is fantastic news for the club and the league. While this stadium isn’t expected to be on the level of a Red Bull Arena or a LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, it is a home for the Quakes that isn’t a college stadium.

So now we’re down to DC and New England…and in a way Chivas. We’re getting so close to a league full of soccer stadium and now baseball/football stadiums.