San Jose Earthquakes Can Start Building Stadium, Clear Final Hurdle

The San Jose Earthquakes could have a new stadium sometime in the 2013 season after the city's planning commission gave their final approval for the project on Wednesday. A group of neighbors had been hoping to further delay the building, but their appeal was denied.

Up until now, details of the Earthquakes' stadium plans have been scarce. Current plans call for a relatively spartan, 18,000-seat, $60 million stadium that will be privately financed.

This leaves the New England Revolution and D.C. United as the only teams in MLS without stadium built with soccer in mind. Assuming the Quakes' stadium is ready in 2013, that will mark the seventh straight year that at least one new MLS stadium has opened.

For more on the stadium, be sure to check out Earthquakes blog Quake, Rattle and Goal.

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