The San Jose Earthquakes are set to move into their brand new home in Silicon Valley at the start of the new MLS season which gets under way in just a few days time.
The 18,000 capacity, soccer specific Avaya Stadium is the world’s first cloud enabled stadium thanks to the club’s partnership with sponsor Avaya. It features three different shades of blue in the seat pattern with some red seats to pay homage to the teams NASL history. Incorporating 882 solar panels for sustainability and 16 executive suites. It also includes a 600 person Supporter’s Section featuring an open terrace standing area that sits next to an excitingly named ‘Beers of the World’ concession stand. The stadium Fan Zone claims the title of North America’s largest outdoor bar.
Designed by HOK Architects, the team behind MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. They also drew up the plans fort the new Atlanta Falcon’s Stadium, which will also house the Atlanta MLS team when it joins the league in 2017. It is built to hold in sound and create atmosphere.