Originally posted by Beeker:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:i understand there's still a lot more to do that we cant see but it looks like it will be way ahead of schedule. i wonder what events they'll hold before the 2014 season starts
I would ask Marvin. He has a lot of knowledge about the stadium and he lives and works near there.
Sports events-wise the most likely candidate is a SJ Earthquakes "big draw" game (usually against either rival LA or a "friendly" against a Euro club) which might be held at the new SC stadium if its finished ahead of schedule and ready by next spring...recently the Quakes have held such games at Stanford (they used to do them at the 'Stick or Coliseum) but it would make sense for all parties if the game was held in Santa Clara: its even closer to the Quakes fan demographic, and as a "trial run" for the new stadium and 49ers to work out all the teething problems and how a big attendance can be handled. Currently, the Quakes are building their own new soccer-specific stadium next to SJC airport (supposed to be finished by spring '14 as well) and their contractor (Devcon) is coincidentally one of the same ones working on the 49ers new stadium, so there's that connection as well.
There is the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl college game that will also be an annual event at the new stadium, but that most likely won't first be held there until Dec '14 or Jan 2015.
The last possibility might be something like a concert next summer before preseason.
[ Edited by Dr_Bill_Walsh on Mar 28, 2013 at 1:11 PM ]