member spotlight: san jose earthquakes
In true team spirit, the San Jose Earthquakes, the City of San Jose and the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy have agreed to a new partnership to develop a seven-field soccer project at the Guadalupe Gardens, which will help meet the community’s growing demand for recreational amenities and enhance the downtown San Jose park. The 44-acre project will include:
— Four lighted artificial turf soccer fields dedicated for public use;
— Three soccer fields and an adjacent building for the Earthquakes’ Soccer Academy and community use;
— Enhancements to public open space, including new trails, benches, trees and improved connectivity between the Heritage Rose Garden and Orchard and the rest of the park, and;
— Parking and concessions.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said the project will enhance the beauty of Guadalupe Gardens and create “a recreational destination for people of all ages and interests.”
“We are proud to partner with the City of San Jose and the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy to explore this transformative project,” said Earthquakes President Dave Kaval. “I would like to thank the City and the leaders of the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy for their vision and tremendous efforts on this project. We think that the project is a big boost for soccer in the area and it will also bring more attention and visitors to the beautiful Guadalupe River Park.”