I just finished buying our tickets (for both games)... go get yours here. We went last year and it was lots of fun! It, ultimately, motivated us to go to a regular season San Jose Earthquakes games. But seeing them play in a much smaller - more intimate - stadium, locally to boot, beat that because you are so much closer to the action.
During the opening, they have a couple lucky local youth soccer teams walk the pro guys out (one kid per player), while they announce the starters. Last year one of the kids turned out to be one of my old client's offspring.
Cal Poly Athletics will host a pair of Major League Soccer exhibitions in the 2009 MLS Central Coast Showcase on February 13 and 15 at Alex G. Spanos Stadium in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The San Jose Earthquakes will play exhibitions against expansion franchise Seattle Sounders FC on Friday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. and two-time MLS Cup champion Houston Dynamo on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m.Article continued here. Sitting chart for the stadium is here.
“Cal Poly Athletics is incredibly excited to host the 2009 MLS Central Coast Showcase,” Cal Poly men’s soccer head coach Paul Holocher said. “To see world-class talent in your own backyard is just a fantastic opportunity. Whether you’re a soccer fan or not, this is an event to see.”
Last year, Cal Poly Athletics hosted San Jose as the Earthquakes played matches against the Columbus Crew and D.C. United. The Crew, 2-1 losers to the Earthquakes in San Luis Obispo, went on to win the 2008 MLS Cup.