- Location: Airport West property between SJC and SCU, near Lowe's
- Size: 15,000 plus berm and plaza space to approach 20,000 total
- Design: Horseshoe soccer-specific stadium, oriented northeast-to-southwest
- Architect: 360 Architecture
- Roof: Covers roughly half of seating area, with lights tucked underneath
- Video board: Two-sided, like Cisco Field concept
- Transit availability: Caltrain, future BART station
- Projected opening: ~2012
- Cost: $40-60 million
It's possible that the main seating bowl will be all steel, which takes a page from Stanford Stadium. That should make the stadium less expensive to build and noisier to boot. Next up is the fly-in video.
Don't get used to having "Earthquakes" on the roof. Once a naming rights sponsor is secured, you'll see the sponsor's name there.
The big takeaway from this is that the Quakes finally have something tangible in the stadium realm to sell to fans and potential sponsors. It's been a long time coming, and hopefully getting the necessary funding won't be such an uphill battle anymore.
I'll end this post with video of Wolff at the event last night. He pretty much covered everything in this post.