Registration for Groundbreaking passes 5,500

Fans encouraged to bring their own shovels

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that registration for Groundbreaking Day has passed 5,500 people. The Earthquakes are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 21 at noon PT.
 
Fans who would still like to participate in the event are encouraged to bring their own shovel on Sunday. They also need to download a waiting list ticket at sjearthquakes.com/groundbreaking and bring the waiting list ticket to the event.
 
In order to break the Guinness World Record, participants will need to dig, using a commemorative shovel or one of their own shovels, for two minutes at the site of the groundbreaking. The current record of 4,532 was set on Nov. 17, 2007 in Jaipur, India by Unique Builders. An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records will be on hand to officiate the event. Additionally, participants will be able to take home their shovel as a souvenir from the event. The day will also feature a number of other memorable moments to commemorate the start of the Quakes new world class stadium.
 
Fans that have registered for the event must arrive by 12 p.m. PT to earn a spot in the ceremony. If fans are on the waiting list, they can attend and view the ceremony, but are not guaranteed a digging spot, unless they bring their own shovel.