Earthquakes begin steel placement at new stadium site

Dave Kaval, John Doyle and Mark Watson sign the first steel crossbeam

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes began erecting the steel framework for the club’s future office building and locker rooms at their new stadium site Tuesday morning.

Recently signed head coach Mark Watson, general manager John Doyle and president Dave Kaval signed the first crossbeam, which was placed on the west end of the structure. Representatives from Devcon Construction and Schuff Steel Company were also on hand to celebrate the occasion.

“Today is another milestone in our construction process as we continue to build our new home,” Kaval said. “We wanted to commemorate our future team building by including two of the stakeholders who will be tied to that facility, our head coach and general manager. The next step that fans will see in December is the erection of the stadium’s superstructure.”

The Earthquakes’ new 18,000-seat stadium will be located on Coleman Ave next to San Jose International Airport. The stadium was designed by renowned stadium architecture firm 360 Architecture - designers of Safeco Field and MetLife Stadium. The stadium will feature a European-style roof design that was inspired by many stadia in Europe, including Craven Cottage (Home of Fulham Football Club) and Loftus Road (Home of Queens Park Rangers).

Fans can visit sjearthquakes.com to watch daily progress on the stadium web cam or check out the stadium with the new stadium 3D seat viewer. For more information about season tickets, please contact the Earthquakes’ Front Office at 408-556-7700.