Forbes: Levi's Stadium Opener Yet Another First In Winding Earthquakes History

August 5, 2014

The San Jose Earthquakes saw a new first in their franchises history this past Saturday when they opened up the new Levis Stadium in San Francisco. The Earthquakes have gone through a lot of firsts in their history which started all the way back in 1994. They started out as the Clash and played in the first game in MLS history, which was also the first game on the D.C. United Schedule.

In 1999 the Clash were renamed the Earthquakes and in their second season with the new name they won the MLS Cup against their intra-state rival LA Galaxy. In their history they have been moved or renamed six times, so new beginnings are nothing new for this franchise.

The game at Levis Stadium was a big move however, which opened up the new stadium that will be a cornerstone in San Francisco sports. The game averaged $143 per ticket, which was almost 300% more than an average Earthquake game. The 49ers will be playing in Levis Stadium this upcoming stadium, but the Earthquakes were able to bring in enough fans to open up the new stadium. The Earthquakes hope with this new excitement it will lead to prosperity in the future.

To read more on the Levi's Stadium opening check out this post on Forbes.