Fans in the Bay Area will have to wait a bit longer for a soccer-specific stadium, as new delays will push the opening back a year from its original date.A further delay in the construction process means the new San Jose Earthquakes stadium will not open until the beginning of the 2015 season, a league source told Goal.
The club broke ground on the stadium in Oct. 2012, and it was initially slated to open at the beginning of the 2014 season. After unforeseen excavation issues at the construction site, the team announced in July that the opening of the stadium would be pushed back to the middle of the 2014 season.
The Earthquakes have played at 10,525-seat Buck Shaw Stadium since returning to MLS in the 2008 season. The original San Jose MLS franchise moved to Houston to become the Dynamo in 2006.
The team is expected to make an official announcement regarding the stadium delay on Monday. Goal has reached out to the Earthquakes for comment and will update with any response.