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.
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.
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!