SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they will celebrate their 50th anniversary during the 2024 Major League Soccer season. Founded in 1974, the club will commemorate its legacy as one of the oldest professional soccer teams in North America with a series of initiatives.
To kick off the 50th anniversary celebration, the Earthquakes will host a 50th anniversary block party and jersey reveal at San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 3-7 p.m. The event will welcome all generations of Quakes fans to enjoy the night alongside their favorite players from the past five decades. There will be live music and performances, raffle and prize giveaways, and even a chance to win a VIP road trip to the California Clasico in Los Angeles.
Among those club legends in attendance will be Shea Salinas, who will host a youth skills challenge for kids ages 5-14 from 3-5:30 p.m. The winners of each age group will win the “Ultimate Quakes Fan Prize Pack” – a new 2024 jersey, team store gift card, two tickets to the home opener, and a subscription to MLS Season Pass to watch the Quakes all season. Sign up for it here.
Additionally, the block party will feature the unveiling of the club's newest jersey for the 2024 MLS season, along with an exclusive line of merchandise showcasing the 50th anniversary from San Jose Originals, the club’s culture brand built to reflect the creativity and heritage of San Jose. The event will be the first chance for fans to see the jersey and purchase it in person.
To RSVP for the Quakes’ 50th anniversary block party, click here.
Additional 50th anniversary activities and events will be announced at a later date.
The club will also prepare for the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday, Dec. 19, and the 2024 MLS season schedule release on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Continuing in the spirit of the 50th anniversary festivities, there will be special community announcements later this week.