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MLS Earthquakes Set World Record At Stadium Groundbreaking Ceremony
Published October 22, 2012
HITTING A ROUGH PATCH: The groundbreaking ceremony took place before the Earthquakes' regular-season home finale against the MLS Galaxy, and in San Jose, Elliott Almond notes it "all didn't go as planned for Major League Soccer's newly minted regular-season champions" on a day Garber and other dignitaries "were part of the sellout crowd of 10,744 at Buck Shaw Stadium." An "altercation in the stand where L.A. supporters sat escalated when some fans stopped security from breaking up a fight." Santa Clara Police Lt. Matt Hogan said that that led his department "to call for 20 additional officers from the San Jose Police Department and the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety to restore order." An Earthquakes spokesperson said that police "escorted about 100 Galaxy fans out of the stadium during the second half" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 10/22).