Earthquakes back to San Jose - will we see them at Stanford?
Original post made by Sports fan on Jul 18, 2007
Personally, I would love to see this happen. Stanford Stadium is only occasionally used which seems a waste and we do have many soccer fans here, as last Saturday's event proved.
The one thing that must be improved is the traffic control. Whoever is the chief traffic engineer at the City must sit down and work out a plan that will work, unlike last weekend's fiasco.
The City of Palo Alto needs this to happen. Think of the tax revenue we can roll in. Think of the visitors to the City. Think of the value to local businesses, restaurants, etc.
This proposal should be put to the Earthquakes management and let's look forward to professional soccer at Stanford.
on Jul 18, 2007 at 10:05 am
I am not sure that the city of Palo Alto will allow more soccer games at Stanford Stadium--tis creates too much traffic, especially down a well-traveled thoroughfare that happens to go by the home of one of Palo Alto's political elite.
on Jul 18, 2007 at 10:56 am
I'm not sure league soccer matches can be played at Stanford; I seem to remember that the field is too small to meet international standards. True?
on Jul 18, 2007 at 12:56 pm
The field size is fine. Those of us who hang out on the Earthquakes forum agree that Stanford would be an ideal interim venue for the team. However, the price tag is high--Stanford apparently charged Chelsea over $100,000 for last Saturday's event.
The traffic would be much less of a problem for regular games, which typically draw around 20,000 fans. And regular attendees are familiar with the traffic patterns and public transit options so they know how to get to games without creating (or getting caught in) traffic jams.
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This is an exciting day for soccer fans throughout the Bay Area!