*Both locations for Saturday's viewing parties are sold out!*
SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes are expanding their free drive-in viewing parties for Saturday evening’s MLS is Back Tournament Quarterfinal match vs. Minnesota United FC at 5 p.m. PT, presented by Intermedia Saturday’s viewing parties, presented by Fairmont San Jose, will allow fans to watch the match from the comfort of their own vehicle in two locations: Earthquakes Stadium and the SoFA District in Downtown San Jose, co-hosted by Urban Community.
The Earthquakes surged into the Quarterfinals by way of three straight victories, in which they scored 11 goals, and currently hold an overall undefeated 3-0-1 overall record in the competition. Opening the tournament with a scoreless draw against the defending MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC, San Jose rounded out the Group Stage with wins over Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-3) and Chicago Fire FC (2-0), before defeating Real Salt Lake (5-2) in the Round of 16.
“The passion from Quakes fans to support our team has far exceeded the capacity of our sold-out Earthquakes Stadium viewing parties,” said Earthquakes Chief Operating Officer Jared Shawlee. “We are thrilled to add a Downtown San Jose drive-in for this weekend’s match vs Minnesota United FC and will continue to look for more places around the Bay Area to support our incredible team.”
Viewing parties have been held for all four matches to date in the 7UP Epicenter at Earthquakes Stadium. The additional location in the SoFa District in Downtown San Jose will take place in the parking lot accessible on 2nd St. between San Salvador St. and San Carlos St.
The Earthquakes will begin accepting reservations from Season Ticket Holders on Wednesday, July 29 at 11:30 a.m. PT. Reservations will be opened to the general public starting Thursday, July 30 at 10 a.m. PT. While admission is free, all fans must RSVP to attend and may make a suggested donation benefitting Pledge 74 to help the Earthquakes fight food insecurity in the South Bay. Due to limited availability, fans are asked to only RSVP for one location to ensure opportunities for others to join.
The Earthquakes continue to work closely with Santa Clara County officials on the appropriate social distancing and sanitary protocols for all future stadium events. Stadium staff will ensure that enhanced measures are performed before, during, and after each event at Earthquakes Stadium.