Quakes, Chivas USA to Play in Sacramento

Quakes to play Chivas USA in a friendly at Raley Field in Sacramento

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The San Jose Earthquakes and Raley Field announced today that the Earthquakes will host Chivas USA on Saturday, June 12 in the inaugural Sacramento Cup at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Kickoff for the match is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the match go on sale to the general public on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. with ticket prices starting at just $25 up to $35. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting the Raley Field Ticket Office, raleyfield.com or ticketmaster.com. Additionally, an exclusive ticket presale for Earthquakes and River Cats season ticket holders will begin on Thursday.

“With Sacramento being an integral part of our market, it is important for us to bring MLS soccer to the state’s capital.” said Earthquakes Executive Vice President of Business Operations David Alioto. “We have been exploring the possibility of playing a match in Sacramento since 2008 and we look forward to doing so this June.”

The Earthquakes will make their second appearance in Sacramento in team history on June 12. The team faced CD Olimpia from Honduras in a CONCACAF Champions Cup match at a sold-out Sheldon Florin Community Stadium. Landon Donovan, Ian Russell and Jeff Agoos scored for the Quakes in a 3-1 win that moved San Jose into the quarterfinals of the Champions Cup. Ramiro Corrales is the only current Quakes player that appeared in that match on March 16, 2002.

San Jose and Chivas USA have played 10 times with the Southern Californian squad holding a 4-2-4 series lead, including a 3-2 win on April 24 at The Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. The Earthquakes are 4-2-0 in 2010, while Chivas USA is 3-4-1.

The June 12 match marks the return of soccer to Raley Field; the ballpark hosted international matches for three consecutive years 2006, 2007 and 2008, including a game between Preston North End (England) and Monterrey (Mexico).

About Raley Field
Raley Field is known throughout the Sacramento region as a premiere entertainment and event venue.  Nestled along the Sacramento River in West Sacramento, the world-class event and entertainment facility is home to the four-time Pacific Coast League Champion Sacramento River Cats and has hosted numerous concerts, community celebrations, festivals and private events.