San Jose Earthquakes Overview

Fast facts

League: MLS

Head Coach: Luchi Gonzalez

Team Mascot: Q

Year Opened: 2015

Capacity: 18000

City / State: San Jose / CA

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

California Classico

Rival Team: LA Galaxy

The rivalry between the LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes is one of the oldest and fiercest rivalries in Major League Soccer. The California Clasico mirrors the long-standing Southern California-Northern California rivalry, and there are always a ton of bragging rights on the line when these two meet. The rivalry was at its fiercest from 2001 to 2005 when both teams were consistently among the top teams in the league, but you’ll still be in for a great contest when attending a California Clasico.

Heritage Cup

Rival Team: Seattle Sounders

The Heritage Cup dates back to 2009, and any club with the same name as a former NASL team is eligible to enter. However, right now the only clubs that compete for it are the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders. Don’t miss it when the Earthquakes and Sounders meet as not only are points on the line but also the Heritage Cup.

San Jose Earthquakes Tailgate Guide


Earthquakes Stadium offers plenty of space for fans to tailgate as you can set up shop in just about any lot around the stadium. On game days you’ll find a sea of black and blue filling the parking lots outside Earthquakes Stadium. Everyone congregates together before the game grilling and throwing back a few beers before heading in to cheer on the Quakes to victory.

Tailgating at Earthquakes Stadium starts bright and early with some groups setting up five hours before kick off. Arrive early and take in all of the sights and sounds of an Earthquakes tailgate to get the most out of your match day experience.


Casbah Tailgate

For $15 a person you can join in on the Casbah tailgate. These fans love the Quakes and love to tailgate. If you’re looking to tailgate with some die hard fans, then a Casbah tailgate is a perfect place to do so, so join in the fun.

San Jose Ultras Tailgate

Become a member of the 1906 Ultras and join them for their rip-roaring tailgates. The Ultras begin tailgating five hours before the match giving you plenty of time to party, so join the Ultras and the tailgate.

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Where to tailgate

San Jose Earthquakes Stadium Guide

In Game

At a Quakes game, you’ll find precisely the type of atmosphere you would expect. Diehard supporters groups create the majority of the noise and just about everyone you encounter is friendly and knowledgeable about the sport. The San Jose Ultras in Sections 117 and 118, as well as Casbah and The Faultline in the Supporters Terrace, put on incredible displays that you have to see to believe and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can even contact the groups and join them.

It’s not just the supporter groups that make attending a Quakes match a great experience, the concession choices are top notch as well. Earthquakes Stadium is home to a large selection of food trucks on game days, and if that doesn’t get you excited then the opportunity to have a drink at the world’s longest outdoor bar will. Standing at over 300 feet long, the bar located at the northeast end is a must-see for anyone attending their first Quakes match.

The diehard support and top-notch concessions make attending a Quakes game an unforgettable experience that you’ll want to repeat soon.

Things to check out

Food Trucks

One of the unique aspects of attending an Earthquakes game is the food trucks located behind the scoreboard. The food trucks offer some of the best food you’ll find at any MLS venue, so stop by and grab a snack or meal.

Longest Outdoor Bar

At over 300 feet long, Earthquakes Stadium is home to the world’s longest outdoor bar. Make sure to grab a drink at the bar during the game so that you can tell your friends about it.

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Quakes Team Store

Check out the Quakes Team Store if you want to pick up a souvenir from your trip to San Jose. The store features a wide variety of Quakes merchandise including jerseys, flags, scarves, and much more.

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San Jose Ultras

Located in Section 117 and 118, the San Jose Ultras show their support for the Quakes by chanting, drumming, and standing all throughout the match. The San Jose Ultras are one of the largest supporter groups at any Earthquakes game, so join the group or at the very least enjoy the atmosphere they provide at the match.

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Supporters Terrace

The Supporters Terrace, behind the south goal, is the home of the Earthquakes other two most prominent supporters groups, Casbah and The Faultline. Like the Ultras, the fans in the Supporters Terrace serenade the crowd with their chants and mesmerize them with their tifos and other visual displays. When attending a Quakes match get tickets in the Supporters Terrace if you want to sit with some of the most diehard Quakes fans around.


Q is the official mascot of the San Jose Earthquakes and can be seen entertaining the crowd at matches. The mascot is beloved by fans young and old, so keep an eye out for him when attending a Quakes game.

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San Jose Earthquakes Bars & Restaurants

  1. La Victoria Taqueria

    La Victoria Taqueria

    This chain taqueria dishes up burritos & other Mexican dishes with its popular "orange sauce."

    131 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  2. O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub

    OFlahertys Irish Pub

    Laid-back pub for traditional comfort food like Irish stew along with a good variety of draft beers.

    25 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  3. Original Joe’s

    Original Joes

    Tuxedoed waiters dish up steaks & Italian eats at this historical spot with counter seating.

    301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  4. Taurinus Brazilian Steak House

    Taurinus Brazilian Steak House

    Cosmopolitan eatery & wine bar serving all-you-can-eat Brazilian-style BBQ in a festive atmosphere.

    167 W San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  5. Kukar’s House of Pizza

    Kukars House of Pizza

    Longtime institution dishes up hearty pies plus pasta & sandwiches in a festive, old-school setting.

    527 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95110, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  6. Henry’s World Famous Hi-Life

    Henrys World Famous Hi Life

    Casual joint with hearty portions of steak, pork chops, ribs & chicken, grilled in an oak pit.

    301 W St John St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  7. Poor House Bistro

    Poor House Bistro

    Serving it spicy with a side of blues.

    91 S Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA

    408-29-BLUES (25837)

    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Back A Yard

    Back A Yard

    Inviting eatery serves up hearty American & Caribbean cooking, including jerk-chicken combos.

    80 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Paesano Ristorante Italiano

    Paesano Ristorante Italiano

    Contemporary Italian eatery lures locals with its traditional dishes served in a cheerful interior.

    350 W Julian St #1, San Jose, CA 95110, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  10. Pizza Bocca Lupo

    Pizza Bocca Lupo

    Creative & traditional wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas turned out in cozy environs with exposed brick.

    87 N San Pedro St #133, San Jose, CA 95110, USA


    Bar website

    european - pizza - $$

  11. SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant

    SP two Communal Bar Restaurant

    Elevated American eats & craft cocktails in the rustic-chic dining room or on the expansive patio.

    72 Almaden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  12. Five Points

    Five Points

    We honor the traditions & culture of saloons & speakeasies that once graced the most notorious neighborhood of America: Five Points, NY.

    169 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Caravan Lounge

    Caravan Lounge

    Well-worn spot in an unassuming building known for local bands, loud music, drinks & a punk vibe.

    98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose, CA 95113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Firehouse No.1 Gastropub

    Firehouse Number One Gastropub

    Buzzing gastropub for craft cocktails & elevated American comfort food with seasonal tendencies.

    69 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. The Old Wagon Saloon and Grill

    The Old Wagon Saloon and Grill

    Burgers, ribs, Texas BBQ & beer served in a roomy tavern with Wild West decor & an outdoor patio.

    73 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  16. Paper Plane

    Paper Plane

    Relaxed spot with a long bar in an exposed brick space for creative or classic cocktails & snacks.

    72 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  17. Floodcraft Brewing

    Mission Creek Brewing Co

    THE place to be when you want to enjoy good beer while watching your favorite team or sports!

    777 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  18. ISO Beers

    ISO Beers

    Over-21 beer bar & bottle shop featuring dozens of craft brews on tap, plus a patio.

    75 E Santa Clara St #120, San Jose, CA 95113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  19. Market Beer Company

    Market Beer Company

    The best beer on San Pedro is at the Market Beer Company. Make sure you give yourself a treat and give a try.

    100 N Almaden Ave, San Jose, CA 95110, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. Original Gravity Public House

    Original Gravity Public House

    Original Gravity prides itself on a welcoming environment for beer geeks to the craft curious alike.

    66 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  21. The Farmers Union

    The Farmers Union

    The Farmers Union is comfortable. a place that is perfect for lunching with co-workers, impressing your date or just hanging out.

    151 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$