San Jose Earthquakes
Levi’s Stadium Inaugural Game Marred By Transit, Traffic Problems; Long Lines At Earthquakes-Sounders Match
The 49ers are taking a close look at how things went with this past weekend’s inaugural sporting event at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Management says there’s always room for improvement.
The new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara got lots of thumbs up from fans attending Saturday night’s San Jose Earthquakes game. More than 40,000 people were in attendance. That amounts to about 80,000 happy thumbs.
The stadium is built, the ribbon-cutting is history, the trial runs are done, and now Levi’s Stadium is set for its first official sporting event Saturday evening.
Security Stepped Up For First Sporting Event At Levi’s Stadium; 45,000 Expected At Earthquakes-Sounders Match
The Santa Clara Police Department will have an extra 100 officers on hand, and sheriff’s deputies will not only be patrolling the stadium, but VTA light trains as well.
The new home of the San Francisco 49ers will host its first international soccer match in September, the fourth sporting event held at the newly-opened facility.
San Jose Earthquakes Striker Chris Wondolowski returned to practice with the team Friday after appearing in two games during the World Cup for Team USA.
Wondolowski was born in Danville and plays Major League Soccer for San Jose’s earthquakes, but traces his family roots to the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma through his mother’s side. He even formally joined the tribe as at age 12 under the name “Bau Daigh,” meaning “warrior coming over the hill.” On Sunday, his fellow Kiowa were watching from a gathering at their headquarters in Carnegie, Oklahoma as team USA took on Portugal.
World Cup, Wondolowski, New Stadium Create ‘Perfect Storm Of Soccer Interest’ For San Jose Earthquakes
The World Cup and Team USA’s participation in the tournament is coming just at the right time for the San Jose Earthquakes.
For John Wondolowski, news of his son Chris Wondolowski’s invitation to join Team USA for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is still sinking in.
San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondowlowski has secured his spot on the World Cup roster for the U.S. national team.