MLS Cup Playoff tickets go on sale Tuesday

General public can purchase tickets beginning on Tuesday, October 12 at 10 a.m. PT

The San Jose Earthquakes have clinched their first playoff berth since their return to MLS in 2008. San Jose defeated D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday night at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. and that result, coupled with Kansas City’s loss to Seattle Sounders FC puts San Jose in the playoffs. Playoff tickets for the first leg of the Conference Semifinals will go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. PT.

San Jose will host the first leg of the Conference Semi-finals at a date yet to be determined at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Though San Jose have clinched a playoff berth, their seeding has still yet to be determined. San Jose currently have 43 points, which has them third wild card spot. If San Jose finish the 2010 regular season in the third or fourth wild card spot, they will shift over into the Eastern Conference and play either the Columbus Crew or the New York Red Bulls in the Conference SemiFinals.

Playoff tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday morning to the general public. Fans can purchase tickets through www.SJEarthquakes.com online or by calling them directly at 1-800-225-2277. For groups of 10 or more, tickets can be purchased through the Earthquakes front office by calling 408-556-7700.

Deposits on 2011 season tickets are now being taken on SJEarthquakes.com, or by calling the front office.

The San Jose Earthquakes had previously made the playoffs in 1996 and 2001-2005, and have won two MLS Cup Championships, in 2001 and 2003.

Playoff Schedule
Date(s) Round Location
Oct. 28-31 Conference Semi-finals, 1st leg TBD
Nov. 4-7 Conference Semi-finals, 2nd leg TBD
Nov. 11-14 Conference Finals TBD
Nov. 21 MLS Cup BMO Field, Toronto, ON