It was quite a momentous day on Sunday for the Earthquakes, as they celebrated the clinching of the Supporters’ Shield and set the Guinness World Record for the largest groundbreaking ceremony.
Over 6,250 fans came out to Coleman Avenue in San Jose to dig their shovels into the Earth and start a new era in Quakes’ history. The new stadium will be built across from San Jose’s Mineta International Airport, and is expected to be finished in 2014.
The Earthquakes clinched the Supporters’ Shield for most points in MLS as well, after Sporting KC failed to win their match. The Quakes finished the night with a 2-2 draw against the LA Galaxy at home.