Avaya Stadium Milestones


Date Milestone  

Nov. 19, 2014

Naming Rights Partner: Avaya Stadium 

Club partners with Avaya and unveils the name of our new home.

VIDEO: Avaya Stadium

Sep. 23, 2014

Seat Installation 

Season ticket holder Debbie Freeman installs first seat in the main seating bowl.

VIDEO: First Seat Installation

Mar. 28, 2014

Steel Topping Out Ceremony 

6,348,000 lbs. of steel later, the final beam is placed at our new home, and we're on to the next phase of new stadium construction! 

INFOGRAPHIC: Steel Completion Phase, by the numbers

Nov. 5, 2013

Steel Day 

San Jose Earthquakes president Dave Kaval, GM John Doyle and head coach Mark Watson sign the first vertical crossbeam at the new stadium site.

Watch: We're going vertical! 


Sept. 27, 2013


Concrete Pour Ceremony

Earthquakes GM John Doyle and season ticket holder Merryl Zuparko jointly push button to release concrete for the team building and locker rooms.

Watch: Laying the Foundation

Feb. 27, 2013

Construction Begins

Construction crews start excavating the new stadium site on Coleman Avenue. 

Photos: It's all happening at the site

Oct. 21, 2012

Breaking Ground and Breaking Records

6,256 fans dug for two-straight minutes to set a Guinness World Record for the largest participatory groundbreaking ceremony. 

Watch: New Stadium Groundbreaking Ceremony


Feb. 22, 2012

Build It Now

The San Jose Planning Commission paved the way for construction to begin with a 6-0 decision in front of a council chamber filled Earthquakes fans. 

Read: Earthquakes get the go-ahead


Mar. 3, 2011

Demolition Day

Quakes take a major step towards construction and begin demolition on the old FMC factory building.

Watch: Demolition Day goes viral



Sept. 21, 2009

New Stadium Plans Unveiled

        The Earthquakes' new stadium plans first became public at the club's annual awards dinner with Soccer Silicon Valley on Sept. 21, 2009

Watch: Lew Wolff announces plans for Earthquakes new stadium