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Earthquakes to Open Avaya Stadium Sunday, March 22 Against Chicago Fire

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes will make their highly anticipated debut at Avaya Stadium against the Chicago Fire on Sunday, March 22 (4 p.m. PT / FOX Sports 1), presented by Avaya. The club also announced that they have crested 9,000 season ticket holders heading into the 2015 season.


Earthquakes season ticket holders will have an exclusive pre-sale window for the home opener and the rest of San Jose's 2015 schedule beginning at 1 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Jan. 13. Groups of 10 or more will have the next opportunity to purchase tickets beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, followed by the public on-sale date on Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at www.sjearthquakes.com, www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or visiting select Ticketmaster locations around the Bay Area. Groups of 10 or more can call the club's Front Office at 408-556-7700.

San Jose has a long history with the Fire with both organizations entering the league as charter members in 1996. The two teams have played 33 times during the regular season and once in the postseason - a 4-2 win for San Jose in the 2003 MLS Cup Final at what is now the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Additionally, when the Earthquakes returned to MLS in 2008 after a two-year hiatus, their first home game came against the Fire at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The club's first game of 2015 will be against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Saturday, March 7. Kickoff and broadcast information for that match will be announced at a later date.

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2015 Earthquakes Home Opener Information
Opponent: Chicago Fire
Date / Time: Sunday, March 22 at 4 p.m. PT
Television: FOX Sports 1
Presenting Sponsor: Avaya

On-Sale Dates
January 13 at 1 p.m.: Season Ticket Holder Pre-Sale
January 14 at 10 a.m.: Group Buyers Pre-Sale
January 16 at 10 a.m.: Public On-Sale

About Avaya Stadium
Avaya Stadium (capacity: 18,000) is currently under construction on Coleman Ave. adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The European-inspired building is the first cloud-enabled venue in Major League Soccer and will be among the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in Major League Soccer to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the north end zone houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level, giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports.

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