San Jose Earthquakes Stadium Construction Delayed Again; Scheduled to Open for 2015 Season

earthquakes-stadium-san-joseDue to continuing complications at the construction site of San Jose Earthquakes’s new stadium, the venue will now open for the 2015 season. Club president Dave Kaval commented.

…due to significant complications at the stadium site, we do not feel certain that we could open the stadium for the 2014 season. Without the certainty that we can open next year, we felt that the best decision would be to move the opening to the start of 2015. We are obviously disappointed, but we are more committed than ever to build a first-class venue that we know our fans deserve.

Despite the complications at the site, progress has been made on the project. Demolition and grading are now complete and the site utilities have been installed. Additionally, the footings are currently being placed. The next steps in the process will be the pouring of the foundations for both the stadium and team building, followed by the steel erection. The steel has been ordered through Schuff Steel and is currently being fabricated in Stockton. The team office building is scheduled to be erected in November, followed by the stadium bowl in late December.

Kaval elaborated,

Projects of this size and scope often encounter delays, especially with the amount of demolition and site preparation we had to do. What is most important is that we build a great stadium that will stand the test of time for our fans and this community.

 

The club’s new 18,000-seat stadium will be located on Coleman Ave next to the San Jose International Airport. The stadium has been designed by stadium architecture firm 360 Architecture – designers of Safeco Field and MetLife Stadium.

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