MLS Earthquakes' Stadium Opening Delayed Again After Another Construction Issue
The MLS Earthquakes' new $60M stadium "won't open until the 2015 season," a year later than scheduled, "because of another construction delay," according to a source cited by Elliott Almond of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Team officials "plan to make an announcement regarding the stadium Monday." Santa Clara Univ. AD Dan Coonan on Thursday said "it's a possibility" the Earthquakes would play the entire '14 season at the school's Buck Shaw Stadium. Team officials "originally hoped to play in the new 18,000-seat building for the start of next season," but they announced in late June that they would not open the stadium until the middle of the '14 season "because of problems with the excavation of the site of the former Food Machinery Factory." Team officials now will "have to address what to do with the season tickets already sold for the new facility" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 9/13).