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Earthquakes Demolish Building, Dream of Stadium



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    San Jose Earthquakes

    The San Jose Earthquakes are dreaming big.

    The local MLS team began demolition of the Food Machinery Corporation building in San Jose Wednesday. The team hopes to build a soccer specific stadium on the location at 1125 Coleman Ave., near the airport.

    For years, local soccer fans have been pushing for a stadium in the South Bay. Those efforts accelerated when the league moved the Earthquakes out of San Jose to Houston, in large part because the team did not have a financially viable location to play.

    Two years later, Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff resurrected the club with a focus on building a new stadium in San Jose.