San Jose Earthquakes

October 15, 2015

The San Jose Earthquakes promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at Avaya Stadium. The Earthquakes Fan Code of Conduct and details of the Earthquakes alcohol management plan that appear below ensure that fans have a safe and fun experience.

  • Spectra
  • TEAM Coalition

Alcohol Service Policies

Age to Check ID: 40 and younger
Max Alcohol Drinks: 2/person/ possession
Max Cup Size: 25 oz
Liquor Sold: Yes
Bottles: Sold with caps off
Cans: Yes, opened

Cut-off Policies

Concession Stands: 75th Minute
Hawkers: 75th Minute
Clubs/Suites: 75th Minute

Tailgating Policies:

Time Lots Open: 4 Hours Prior to Kickoff
Prohibited Items: Taking up more than your parking spot

Text Messaging System:

Fans who have questions or are experiencing an issue during a match are advised to text Guest Services at 408.909.GOAL.
Text Number: (408) 909-4625

TEAM Training is conducted at Avaya Stadium by San Jose Earthquakes and Spectra.

Supporters at Avaya Stadium are encouraged to make the Designated Driver pledge:

  • I will not consume alcohol at today’s event.
  • I will provide safe, sober transportation home for my group.
  • I will make sure everyone buckles up – every trip, every time.

Designated drivers who make this pledge at San Jose Earthquakes home games receive a free soft drink and are entered into the Major League Soccer Responsibility Has Its Rewards Sweepstakes.

The listed behaviors are prohibited based on safety and violations will be subject to sanctions.

The Club may also sanction a supporter group for violations of the Fan Code of Conduct.

The following is NOT ALLOWED:

  • Fighting and/or inciting others to fight or inciting unruly or disruptive behavior.
  • Causing significant damage to property.
  • Using (including on any sign or other visible representation) political, threatening, abusive, insulting, offensive language and or gestures, which includes racist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist or otherwise inappropriate language behavior.
  • Note: Threatening and/or abusive behavior directed towards other fans, players, officials or staff members will be subject to sanctions even if done outside the time period of a MLS-SUM event (including on social media).
  • Entering or attempting to enter the field, the field track, the tunnel or any otherwise restricted area.
  • Possession or use of an unauthorized pyrotechnic device, smoke or firework, or attempting to introduce one inside the venue.
  • Throwing any objects onto the field (including streamers).
  • Failing to follow directions from venue staff regarding compliance with the Fan Code of Conduct, stadium policies and emergency procedures.
  • Declining to promptly return a ball that enters the stands.
  • Inappropriate consumption of alcoholic beverages, which includes purchasing for, possession of, or consumption by a minor.