The Stars Align at Avaya Stadium for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game vs Arsenal Football Club

Do you know the way to San Jose? Follow the stars! After 15 years, the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game returns to San Jose. Played at Spartan Stadium in 2001, the 2016 matchup has found its way to Avaya Stadium. Much has changed in the past decade in the way of technology and the way we communicate, and it continues to evolve, so the star-studded event is sure to impress and delight at the first cloud-enabled stadium, offering fans and players the most technologically advanced gameday experience

The 21st annual All-Star game rolls into Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes, on July 28th featuring a matchup of Major League Soccer elites vs England's Arsenal Football Club. The All-Star team will be led by the Quakes own head coach Dominic Kinnear, and is comprised of 26 players, hand-picked by Kinnear, the Commissioner, and the Fan XI player voting. 

Fans were able to vote for their hometown heroes, global standouts, and emerging league favorites via MLSsoccer.com and the AT&T/EA Sports “More Than a Vote” Challenge to create their Fan XI Team (11 of the 26-player roster). Amongst the talent of soccer super stars is the Quakes own goalkeeper, David Bingham (@BinghamDb), and forward, Chris Wondolowski (@ChrisWondo). For the full-roster, visit the team’s page on MLSsoccer.com here.

In addition to the action on the pitch, attendees near and far can also look forward to a connected and socially inclusive fan engagement experience with Avaya’s 21st-Century technology built into the stadium’s fan engagement experience. 

  • Fan Engagement Wall Leveraging Avaya’s next-generation technology, the fan engagement wall is a real-time aggregator of social media feeds, Quakes team facts, and what’s trending in and around the stadium. Visit this larger-than-life exhibit in person, or share your special moments via #sjearthquakes, #avayastadium, #avayasports, and #quakes74
  • Avaya Stadium Mobile App Designed with a mobile-first, cloud-enabled mindset, the mobile app ensures fans are always connected to the team and stadium before the game, at the game, and even after the game. The Avaya Stadium mobile app gives fans an immersive in-stadium experience with helpful features like stadium facts, matchup details, player info, activity feed, ticketing, concessions, live polling and more… 
  • Reliable Connectivity Avaya’s secure Wi-Fi network and infrastructure powers back-office operations, front-of-house vendor relations, and fan mobile activity for 6,000 concurrent users across 200 access points for secure wireless transactions, and digital touchpoints from the parking lot through the gate, right into their seats. 
  • An All-Star Experience Avaya Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium and a lighthouse for Avaya technology, powering the 18,000 capacity arena. The stadium houses 576 club seats, 12 luxury suites, 4 gameday patio seats, and a single-deck bowl offering the closest fan seats/viewing in American Soccer. The 7Up Epicenter encompasses a two acre fan zone, an edible garden, and the largest outdoor bar in North America #lobina.

The All-Star showcase also features exciting events leading up to the match with player appearances, local giveaways, community service events, concerts, and the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game (with Quakes’ Tommy Thompson) at Avaya Stadium, Plaza de Cesar Chavez, and San Pedro Square Market in San Jose. Click here to see the list, location, and timing for all the great 2016 events.

  • Sunday, July 24: Johnson & Johnson Care Run
  • Monday, July 25: Flo Rida & Belanova concert
  • Tuesday, July 26: All-Stars Open Training and Men in Blazers: Live Show
  • Wednesday, July 27: Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game
  • Thursday, July 28: AT&T MLS All-Star Game

In addition to the in-person experience at Avaya Stadium, the game will be televised live on ESPN and Univision in the United States, TSN and RDS in Canada, and more than 100 countries worldwide via MLS’ international broadcast partners.

Avaya is excited to host this year’s MLS All-Star game and showcasing a winning fan engagement experience to all of the local and international soccer (and football) fans, that is expected in the Silicon Valley and makes us happy to call Avaya Stadium home. Share your favorite #MLSAllStar moments with us at #AvayaStadium and #Quakes74
Do you know the way to San Jose? Gates open at 2:30pm, see you there!