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San Jose Earthquakes Soccer 2016

Schedule, Ticketing Info, & Tips to Attend a Game

Grab your tickets to see the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team in action. They are one of the original teams of the MLS and played against D.C. United in the first game of the league's history.

I've only had the chance to go to one game, but it's easy to get there from San Francisco or anywhere in the Bay Area. The Avaya Stadium is about 10 minutes north of downtown San Jose and right next to Mineta International Airport.

San Jose Earthquakes Soccer

Read on to find information about the Earthquakes' home games, ticketing details, and tips to attend a game.

San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Home Games

The San Jose Earthquakes soccer season runs from April to October. They host around 17 home games every year.

Below you will find a list of games they play at home in 2016.

  • 9/24: Sporting Kansas City at 7:30pm

  • 10/1: Real Salt Lake at 7:30pm

  • 10/16: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 2pm

Where to Get Tickets

The best place to look for tickets to the San Jose Earthquakes soccer games is on Ticketmaster. They are the official seller of tickets to these games. Click here to visit Ticketmaster and find tickets.

Scroll down to the stadium map below for a look at seating at the games.

Avaya Stadium Map

Avaya Stadium in San Jose

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Hotels Near the Stadium

The location of Avaya Stadium offers you the chance to stay either downtown or at any of the airport hotels. Here are three top options close by:

  • Candlewood Suites: 481 El Camino Real, in Santa Clara, 2.5-star hotel with the basics, but very close to the stadium

  • Best Western Plus Airport Plaza: 2118 The Alameda, in San Jose, 3-star hotel

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites: 1700 El Camino Real, in Santa Clara, 2.5-star hotel

If you have a car, you can also stay in downtown San Jose. You will find a variety of options here, including The Fairmont, The Westin, and The Hilton. Click here to find a great place to stay in downtown San Jose.

About the San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes (originally the San Jose Clash) are one of the 10 charter clubs of Major League Soccer. In fact, they participated in the very first game in MLS history in 1996, defeating D.C. United 1-0.

The Quakes compete in the Western Conference, along with their rivals, the LA Galaxy, whom they beat in overtime to win the 2001 MLS Cup. The team holds one other MLS Cup from 2003. In addition, the team won the Western Conference title in 2005 and 2012.

The Quakes briefly moved to Texas in 2005, becoming the Houston Dynamo, but returned to play in San Jose in 2008.

The team has played in many different stadiums over the years, including Kezar Stadium in SF, Stanford and San Jose State Universities, and the Oakland Coliseum. When the Avaya Stadium was built in 2015, it was the first ever pro soccer-specific stadium in the Bay Area.

The name Earthquakes came from a newspaper contest in the San Jose Mercury News, which received suggestions from fans.

Other Bay Area Sports Teams

In addition to the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team, you will find several other local Bay Area sports teams in action. We have several professional teams, which allows you to catch a game all year long.

San Jose Sharks: Another San Jose sports team is the Sharks pro hockey team. This NHL team plays from October to April. Click here to learn more.

Golden State Warriors: If you love basketball, make sure to head over to Oakland to catch a game with the Golden State Warriors. They play from October to April. Click here for this year's schedule and details to attend a game.

San Francisco Giants: The SF Giants baseball team is another popular local sports team. They play at AT&T Park on the southern side of SF. Click here for their schedule and tips to attend a game.

SF 49ers: Just north of San Jose, you will find the San Francisco 49ers football team, which now plays at Levi's Stadium. Their season is from August to January. Click here to learn more.

More Sports in the Bay Area: If you are looking for additional pro and college teams in the Bay Area, click here for a quick overview of all of our local teams and more information on their current schedules.

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