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Concessions at San Jose Earthquakes game vs. Minnesota to be 50 percent off

Club offers discount after opening-week issues.

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After some reports emerged on Saturday that there were some snafus at concession stands at Earthquakes Stadium for the San Jose Earthquakes’ game against Toronto FC, the club announced on Wednesday that most concessions this Saturday against Minnesota United will be 50 percent off.

“We experienced unforeseen issues during our home opener last weekend and were not able to deliver food and beverage to our fans in a manner consistent with our expectations,” said Earthquakes Chief Operating Officer Jared Shawlee in a team statement. “As a gesture of good faith to our loyal and dedicated fanbase, we have decided to slash prices in half for all concessions on Saturday.”

The 50 percent discount will apply to all concession stands, food carts, beer and wine carts, and the bar at the stadium, while it does not include food trucks or roaming beer vendors, but the team says season ticket holders will have a 20 percent discount on food trucks and at the team store.

So for those who grew up in households like mine where you eat before you get to the stadium, dammit, because the concessions are way too expensive, this may entice you to try something on the menu if you’ll be at Saturday’s game.

More news for this Thursday:

  • Quakes academy YNT call-ups: There’s been a spate of call-ups in recent days for members of the Earthquakes academy. Seven (7!) Quakes academy players were called up to a boys’ U.S. U-14 West ID camp, while two Quakes academy players and a few more local kids were called up to the girls’ U.S. U-15 YNT for a training camp. And then pro GK Emi Ochoa is one of two Quakes academy players called up to the boys’ U.S. U-15 YNT for a training camp.
  • Almeyda impressed by Heath’s gesture: Last season, reports emerged that Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath made a habit of inviting opposing managers to spend a few minutes with him after games, presumably have a postgame beer or glass of wine and unwind as peers. Quakes manager Matias Almeyda spoke fondly of that invitation in his press conference on Wednesday, and one wonders if he’ll return the gesture with Heath’s Loons visiting San Jose on Saturday.

Today’s question: Do you think opposing managers chilling together after a game is cool or lame? Let’s chat about that or whatever strikes your fancy in the comments below!