SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes will take on Club de Fútbol Pachuca of Liga MX at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 3. Pachuca are the defending Liga MX Clausura champions after earning a 2-1 aggregate victory over Monterrey in May. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT.
“We have hosted some great international opponents throughout our history and we are excited to bring Pachuca back to the Bay Area,” said Earthquakes President Dave Kaval. “To host the defending Liga MX champions is a unique and special opportunity that we believe our fans and community will enjoy."
Earthquakes season ticket holders should use their Bonus Game B tickets for the match. Season ticket holders can also purchase add-on tickets beginning Wednesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. by contacting their respective STH representative. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22 and are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Individual ticket prices start at $25, with special rates available for groups of 10 or more. Group tickets can be purchased by calling the Earthquakes Front Office at 408-556-7700.
Pachuca is based in the city of Pachuca, Hidalgo in Mexico and was established in 1901 as a founding member of the Mexican Primera División. Since earning promotion back to the Primera División in 1998, Pachuca has been one of the most successful clubs in Mexico, winning six championships, four CONCACAF Champions' Cups, the 2006 Copa Sudamericana and the 2007 SuperLiga.
The Earthquakes and Pachuca previously met in 2002 in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup. San Jose fell 3-0 on April 17, 2002 at Estadio Hidalgo in Pachuca before rebounding with a 1-0 victory at Spartan Stadium one week later.
San Jose owns a 10-8-8 all-time record in international exhibitions and the club has posted a 7-0-4 record in the past 11 exhibitions against international opponents, including a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad of Spain’s La Liga earlier this year. The Quakes are 2-8-4 against clubs from Mexico all-time, including a 1-5-3 record in friendlies.
About Avaya Stadium
Avaya Stadium is an 18,000-seat soccer-specific stadium located on Coleman Ave. adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The European-inspired building is the first cloud-enabled venue in Major League Soccer and is among the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in MLS to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the north end zone houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level, giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports. The stadium hosted numerous non-Major League Soccer events during its inaugural season in 2015, including the International Champions Cup, which featured Manchester United and Club America, a Send-Off Series match for the United States Women’s National Team ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup and the American Ultimate Disc League Championship Weekend. For more information about Avaya Stadium, visit sjearthquakes.com.