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By FRANCO PANIZO
Major League Soccer’s latest gem of a stadium will serve as the venue for next year’s All-Star Game.
Multiple sources have confirmed to SBI that Avaya Stadium, the brand-new home of the San Jose Earthquakes, will host the 2016 MLS All-Star Game. An official announcement is set to be made Thursday, and MLS commissioner Don Garber, Earthquakes president Dave Kaval and San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo are expected to be in attendance.
Avaya Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 18,000, opened earlier this year. Sources said the Earthquakes were hoping to host the All-Star Game this season, but lost out on hosting rights to the Colorado Rapids.
The Rapids will host this summer’s All-Star festivities in July, with the marquee event being the MLS All-Star Game vs. Tottenham on July 29 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
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