More Details for Proposed Earthquakes Academy Complex Come To Light
Per an email sent out by Soccer Silicon Valley to it’s members, the San Jose Earthquakes are nearing approval for their planned academy complex close to Avaya Stadium.
[blockquote style=”2″ author=”Soccer Silicon Valley”]The San Jose Earthquakes are working closely with the City of San Jose, Mineta San Jose International Airport and the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy to develop at 7-field soccer complex and a new park at the Guadalupe Gardens at the intersection of Hedding St. and Coleman Ave in San Jose. The $37 million project – in which the Earthquakes will invest over $25 million – would feature four lighted artificial surface fields and three grass soccer fields. This is an extra three fields more than the previous play for a 4-field complex by Avaya Stadium. Additionally, moving the fields to a new location will create a better parking situation and traffic flow for fans at Avaya.
The fields would be for public youth and adult use and would also be a home base for the Earthquakes Academy. The development will give the Quakes Academy a world class training location.Adjacent to the fields, the Earthquakes will build a new park that will feature trails, benches and picnic areas that will connect in with the Guadalupe River Park trail. The project will bring more attention to Guadalupe River Park and trail, one of the hidden gems of San Jose.
The 7-field complex will attract more tournaments and give more opportunities for children and adults to play. Six of the seven fields will have lights. The Earthquakes would also construct a locker room and office building for their youth academy and there would be a locker room building, bathrooms and a concession stand for public use at the site. Also, with high quality grass fields available, the City can host big international club teams like Manchester United or international teams like Brazil for training camps, increasing revenue for the City from out-of-town visitors at local hotels and restaurants.[/blockquote]
Soccer Silicon Valley is also asking Earthquakes fans to show up in support of this complex, at the San Jose City Council on April 19th at 1:30 PM.