Report: San Jose Earthquakes' new stadium opening could be pushed back to 2015
The San Jose Earthquakes announced in July that the opening of their new stadium would be pushed back to mid-2014. If a new report on Thursday is accurate, that opening date might be delayed even further.
According to a tweet from Goal.com editor Seth Vertelney, a new delay in the construction of San Jose's soccer-specific home will push back the opening to the 2015 season.
Source: Another delay means new San Jose Earthquakes stadium now won't open until 2015 season #MLS
— Seth Vertelney (@svertgoalcom) September 12, 2013
The Earthquakes had no comment on the report when contacted by MLSsoccer.com on Thursday, but a club spokesman did say "there will be an official announcement next week regarding our stadium." No other specifics were provided.
San Jose's 18,000-seat stadium was originally scheduled to open ahead of the 2014 MLS season, but July's announcement pushed back the date to the second half of the season due to “unforeseen conditions at the stadium site” that included previously undiscovered industrial materials at the former factory site.