San Jose: Watch time-lapse of new Earthquakes MLS stadium (starkinsider.com)
Home to the MLS San Jose Earthquakes team, Avaya Stadium–18,000 seat capacity–welcomed fans for the first time last week. By all accounts it was a successful opening. The quakes won the game 2-1 (against the Chicago Fire). And reports suggested that the atmosphere was “electric” and “fantastic” — with virtually no hiccups that usually accompany the opening of major stadiums.
Earthcam has now released a time-lapse video showcasing the construction of the $100 million stadium. The 90-second video starts with a view of barren space, just soil, dirt and empty land, before showing the breaking of ground, materials being moved in, and the facility being built. At the tail end of the video you can even see the opening day festivities and the Earthquakes game in the background. more... 4/1/2015