SAN JOSE VICTORIOUS IN FIRST GAME AT LEVI’S STADIUM

San Jose Earthquakes beat Seattle Sounders 1-0 in the first game to be held at the new Levi’s Stadium.

Based in Santa Clara, California, 48,765 people attended the Major League Soccer match at the new $1.3 billion venue.

The top tier of the stadium was closed to limit the capacity to roughly two-thirds of the total, but there were still problems for the inaugural game.

Many fans were stuck in gridlock outside the stadium and unable to park in their designated area, light-rail trains ran behind schedule and people were pointed to the wrong seats.

On the pitch, a Yannick Djalo effort in the 42nd minute settled the Western Conference clash in San Jose’s favour.

The stadium has been built to replace the out-dated Candlestick Park, the former home of NFL franchise the San Francisco 49ers.

The next dress rehearsal will be a pre-season game against Denver Broncos on 17th August before the first regular season NFL contest on 14th September, against the Chicago Bears.

Posted on 04/08/2014