The San Jose Earthquakes released some sketches of a proposed soccer-only stadium on Saturday, but there’s no indication when it might be built: Team owner Lew Wolff still doesn’t know how it would be paid for, and would say only that it would open about two years after construction began, whenever that might be.
“People expect you to break ground,” Wolff told the San Jose Mercury News. “I’ve been breaking ground all my life. But I don’t like to generate expectations beyond what I can deliver.”
Interestingly, Wolff didn’t entirely rule out having the Quakes share space with the Oakland A’s should they move to San Jose, though he said, “The first goal is to have it soccer only.” Meanwhile, team execs announced they’d be cutting ticket prices for next season — some by as much as 40% — which is probably as much about the team having just finished in last place two years in a row as it is about the deflating ticket bubble.