SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has sold more than 40,000 tickets to the California Clasico at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24 (7 p.m.), presented by Stanford Medicine. The match was originally scheduled for June 25 but was rescheduled following a power outage at Stanford University.
“The California Clasico is the sporting event of the year in the Bay Area,” said Earthquakes President Jared Shawlee. “The support we receive from our passionate fans all around Northern California makes the match a truly unmissable and unforgettable experience. We’re looking forward to hosting a packed house at Stanford Stadium for the first time in more than three years.”
The highly anticipated event features the Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy, a military appreciation celebration, and the region’s largest fireworks show postgame. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the first California Clasico at Stanford Stadium, the Quakes will recognize players and coaches that have competed in previous matches at halftime.
Tickets for the California Clasico are available here. Tickets for a group of 10 or more can be purchased by calling the Earthquakes Front Office at (408) 556-7700. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on Sept. 24.
The annual California Clasico began in 2012 and was held each year through 2019, with an attendance of more than 50,000 fans every season. Following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the season’s main event returns in 2022. San Jose holds a 5-1-2 record vs. LA at Stanford, with four come-from-behind victories.
Prior to entering the stadium, fans can indulge in a variety of food and beverage options in the Epicenter, including food trucks from local restaurants and a beer garden presented by Anheuser-Busch. The Epicenter will also feature a DJ and a youth zone with activities such as soccer darts, face painting, and a photo booth. The Epicenter will be available for enjoyment from 3-6 p.m.
The match ball will be delivered by a skydiver from Team Fastrax™, the largest professional parachute demonstration team in the world, followed by a pre-game ceremony honoring the military.
The Quakes first played the California Clasico at Stanford Stadium in 2012, a 4-3 come-from-behind win against the Galaxy. To recognize the 10-year anniversary of the Bay Area’s premier summer sporting event, the club will host a halftime ceremony featuring a performance from the Sacramento State Marching Band and will honor players and coaches who have competed in previous iterations, including Victor Bernardez, Sam Cronin, Clarence Goodson, Alan Gordon, Jason Hernandez, Steven Lenhart, and Jordan Stewart, among many others.
Following the match, fans will enjoy the largest fireworks show in the Bay Area, produced by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, Inc.
As a result of the club’s Military Blitz campaign and the generous donations from fans, sponsors, and others close to the Earthquakes organization, more than 3,700 tickets will be distributed to members of the armed forces and their families free of charge.