The Manchester United vs. San Jose Earthquakes soccer game, originally set for July 21 at Cal Memorial Stadium has been moved to Avaya Stadium in San Jose.
The game was supposed to be played at the University of California Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium, but a statement released by Cal Athletics said they were informed by their partners at Relevant Sports that the match was moved to Avaya Stadium to better accommodate United’s “travel and logistical requirements.”
Although the travel plans will be made easier for the English-based soccer team, thousands of fans won't be able to go, as Avaya Stadium about a third of the size of Memorial Stadium. Memorial Stadium can hold about 60,000 fans, and Avaya has about 18,000 seats.
According to the Daily Mail, United coach Louis Van Gaal wanted to cut down traveling time as much as possible. Since the team is staying in San Jose, they did not want to make a trip across the Bay and tire out the players like their last summer tour.
Cal Athletics stated any fans who bought tickets to the game should expect a full refund within the week. More details will be released on Thursday.
Cal Athletics was informed by the promoter that those who had purchased tickets would be eligible for a pre-sale opportunity to buy seats before they go on sale to the public.