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No Interliga in Oakland, but Quakes may use Coliseum
by Ridge Mahoney, November 14th, 2007 7AM

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Negotiations to play Interliga matches at the Oakland Coliseum were unsuccessful, and so additional games have been scheduled for Robertson Stadium in Houston and Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Interliga dates for Jan. 3 and Jan. 8 had been left open in the original schedule with the possibility they would be played in the San Francisco Bay Area.

There could be soccer in Oakland next year, however, as San Jose Earthquakes executives have mentioned "some games" could be staged in the Coliseum.

Obviously, demand for a David Beckham-Los Angeles Galaxy visit would far outstrip the projected capacity of approximately 12,000 at Buck Shaw Stadium, the Santa Clara University soccer facility the Quakes will use for at least the next two seasons. So, too, would the Fire and Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who has played in the Bay Area several times for Mexico and Club America.

Should San Jose again play in the CONCACAF Champions Cup and/or SuperLiga, and draw a suitably attractive opponent, it could play in the Coliseum, at least at those times when the baseball infield could be sodded.

The Oakland A's, which share owners and some executives with the Quakes, play their home games in the Coliseum, as do the NFL Raiders.

The Quakes have accepted about 1,600 deposits for season tickets.

Each deposit entitles the buyer to purchase up to six tickets, and team officials estimate that number of deposits will probably represent between 5,000 and 6,000 actual season tickets. The Clash/old Quakes never came close to those numbers.

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