Tottenham Hotspur match picked up by ESPN
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that their match against club partner Tottenham Hotspur will kick off at 1 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for Saturday, July 17 at Buck Shaw Stadium. The match will kick off at 1 p.m. PT to allow ESPN to air the game live.
“With the World Cup and soccer interest in the United States at an all-time high, we are looking forward to showcasing our product to an international audience,” said Earthquakes Executive Vice President of Business Operations David Alioto. “The game is nearly sold out, so we encourage everyone to get their tickets quickly before they are gone and to come and enjoy a wonderful day of soccer at Buck Shaw Stadium.”
Season ticket holders should use their Bonus Game “B” ticket for the match. Tickets range from $20-$50 and can be purchased by calling (800) 225-2277 or by logging on to sjearthquakes.com. A four-game ticket package, which includes the Tottenham match and a free t-shirt, is currently available by calling 408-556-7700.
Tottenham Hotspur, also known as Spurs, and the Earthquakes signed a club partnership agreement in 2008 with the objective of creating a long-term bond between the two clubs. The relationship focuses on both soccer and commercial development by exchanging and implementing the best practices from both organizations.
The scheduled fixture will be the first time that the Earthquakes will play against Tottenham Hotspur. The last and only time San Jose hosted an EPL team came in 1997 when the Quakes earned a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in front of 13,522 fans at Spartan Stadium. Shawn Medved scored the lone goal for San Jose in that match.
Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882 and is known as the Club of firsts - becoming the first club to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960-61 season; in 1963 they became the first British club to win a major European trophy - the European Cup Winners' Cup. Victory in the 2008 League Cup Final meant that Spurs achieved the feat of winning a trophy in each of the last six decades, a record matched by only one other Premier League club.