The San Jose Earthquakes have announced that the opening of the team’s new stadium has been delayed due to ‘unforeseen conditions at the stadium site'.
The Major League Soccer team said they do not expect the work to be completed until the second half of the 2014 season.
A specific date has not yet been released for the new $60million San Jose stadium to officially open.
Peter Copriviza, Vice President of Devcon Construction, said: “We have encountered incredibly difficult unforeseen conditions at the stadium site.
“With foundations over 10ft deep, drilled piers, unexpected underground chambers, complicated with a relatively high water table, we have been present with a series of challenges during both the demolition and grading process.”
Earthquakes President Dave Kaval added: “We would like to commend out construction partners for all their efforts despite facing numerous complex conditions.
“They have navigated through some difficult situations and kept us on track for a 2014 opening.”
The Earthquake will play the first eight home games at their current venue Buck Shaw stadium, one game at Stanford Stadium and nine games at the new stadium.
The new 18,000-seater stadium will be located next to San Jose International Airport. The stadium will feature a European-style roof design, 12 field-side suites along with the largest outdoor bar in North America.
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