Earthquakes launch sweepstakes to search for 'Player 29'

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SAN JOSE - The San Jose Earthquakes today announced an incredible sweepstakes to provide one lucky fan the chance to become the Quakes' "Player 29" on the roster for the 2005 season.

Once selected, "Player 29" will participate in a special signing ceremony with Earthquakes President & General Manager Alexi Lalas, receive their own official game jersey including name and number and will be introduced along with the rest of the team on the field at the Quakes season-opener on April 2 at Spartan Stadium. "Player 29" will then watch the Quakes take on the New England Revolution from a special bench seating area and will receive an official Earthquakes warm-up suit. "Player 29" will also be featured in the club's official 2005 team photo and media guide.

Earthquakes season-ticket holders as of February 28, 2005 are automatically entered into the sweepstakes, while fans can also enter to win online at the Quakes website or by picking up an official entry from the Earthquakes Front Office located at 100 North Almaden Ave. in downtown San Jose. There is a limit of one entry per person, and all participants must be residents of California and at least 18 years old. For official rules and to enter, visit

Earthquakes season ticket packages are now on sale. The Earthquakes 2005 season ticket package features 18 games, including all MLS regular season games and special bonus games. Prices for the 2005 season ticket packages are $198 adult ($162 youth/senior) for Endzone, $252 adult ($198 youth/senior) for East Sideline, $450 ($396 youth/senior) for West Sideline and $720 for VIP seats. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Earthquakes Ticket Office at 100 North Almaden Ave., by logging onto or by contacting the Earthquakes Ticket Office at (408) 985-GOAL.