Buck Shaw Stadium Will Not Host MLS Cup If San Jose Reaches It

Buck Shaw Stadium Will Not Host MLS Cup If San Jose Reaches It

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 5, 2012
  • 2012 MLS Cup

My weekend got away from me so some of today’s posts are a day or so old. Forgive me on that.

Anyways, this is still news nonetheless here. MLS Commissioner Don Garber on Saturday indicated that Buck Shaw Stadium would not be an option should the San Jose Earthquakes reach the MLS Cup final.

“We think if San Jose was able to make it into the final, more than 10,000 people would want to come to that game,” Garber told a media gathering at RFK Stadium on Saturday night. “So we’d want to find another site. We just don’t know where that is yet.

“We have made the decision that we would like to move the game out of the stadium that they play in in Santa Clara today,” Garber continued. “We have not yet resolved where that game is going to be played.”

The commissioner indicated that one of the alternatives is Stanford Stadium, where the Earthquakes hosted the LA Galaxy back on June 30 in front of 50,391. But it all depends on whether Stanford’s college football team hosts the Pac-12 Championship match on Dec. 1.

A lot can still happen in these playoffs as we’ve already seen and San Jose could end up not even making it out of their semifinal series with LA. A lot still to play for here but one thing is certain according to the league, they’ll know if the Stanford Stadium is an option by November 17 or not.

  • PZ

    Well that was a pointless concern. 😉