This Week 3-29-21

The weekly blurb is a day late.  To be posted later will be these items:

The US U-23s with Jackson Yueill of the Quakes.

Update 4/1: On Sunday Jackson Yueill factored into the scoring with his second half goal in the 52nd minute in the semi-final game against Honduras in Olympic qualifying.  However it was not enough as the US U-23s lost 2-1 and for the third straight cycle they miss out on the Olympic Games.  For his performance in the tournament he was named to the Best XI.

The Quakes policy on the fans returning to the stands.

Update 4/1: The Earthquakes issued a statement and series of protocols regarding the return of fans to attend matches.  For now, the capacity will be at 20 percent

Some information are from the team FAQ:

How can I claim tickets for home games?
Capacity for the first two home games will be limited to 20 percent. Tickets to the first two home games will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with Season Ticket Holders having priority access to tickets.  During the Season Ticket Holder window, which will be communicated through email and by Account Services representatives, a Season Ticket Holder will be able to log into his/her account manager and select seats in pod seating for family members and/or with trusted acquaintances. Season Ticket Holders that are unable to secure tickets during the initial on-sale will have priority access to the allocation of tickets for the next three home games.

How much time do Season Ticket Holders have to decide if they want to come out to a game?
Tickets for the first games back will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with Season Ticket Holders receiving priority access. The window for Season Ticket Holders to purchase will be open for three days, however, tickets are likely to sell out.

How can I get a seat close to my friends/family?
During the Season Ticket Holder purchase window, we recommend coordinating with other Season Ticket Holders you wish to sit near when selecting seats.

How many seats are in a pod?
Pods will be set up between one and six seats, with six-foot distance between pods.

How do I access my tickets?
Tickets will be available on the Earthquakes Stadium App. All events will be mobile only for a contactless experience.

How will general admission work?
General admission is not currently available. Until local guidance allows, all fans will be in assigned seats in pods.

What will happen to my season tickets if I don’t feel comfortable coming out to a game?
Credit will remain in your account until you feel comfortable returning.

Can I sit with other Season Ticket Holders in my pod?
You can sit with trusted acquaintances if you purchase under one account. Pods are limited to three households and you must remain in your assigned seat during the event.

How many tickets can Season Ticket Holders claim?
Season Ticket Holders can claim up to eight tickets, however are pods limited to six people.

Can Season Ticket Holders travel for away matches?
Each team is currently basing their attendance on state and local laws. Please check with your Account Service representative for more information on any games you wish to travel to.

How early are we able to enter the stadium?
Stadium gates will open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

What are the rules for tailgating?
Tailgating will not be allowed for the first two games of the season. Please check back for updates.

Where do we enter the stadium? Main Gate and Audi Gate (Premium Accounts Only)
Audi Gate will be open for those who have a premium seat or have an ADA ticket.

Will concession stands or food trucks be open?
Concession and food truck availability is TBD pending state guidance. Please check back for updates.

Can fans go into the Quakes Team Store?
The main Quakes Team Store will be open and available to all fans visiting the stadium. Additionally, the Quakes Team Store located in the East corner of the Epicenter will be open on game days and available to fans in stadium.

Will fans have the ability to customized jerseys?
Yes. The Quakes Team Store will offer the ability to customize jerseys on-site.

Will the Box Office be open?
The Box Office will be open prior to kickoff to assist with digital tickets and provide customers service. No tickets will be available for purchase on match day and Will Call will be closed.

In addition ticketing can be found on the team’s Return to Stadium Guide, as well as more information.

The Roots schedule is finally announced.

Update 4/1: Earlier the home opener against Sacramento on June 19 was announced, the team released the rest of their 2021 schedule this week.

The Roots will open up on the road against Phoenix on May 8 and will continue at LA (May 23), Sacramento, (June 2), and Orange County (June 12) until the debut at home on June 19. Some key rivalry dates are as follows:

Sacramento: June 2 (away),  June 19 (home), July 7 (away), October 6 (home)

LA Galaxy II: May 23 (away), July 25 (away), August 14 (home), September 18 (home)

Orange County: June 12 (away), July 31 (home), September 25 (away), October 16 (home)

San Diego: June 29 (away), September 11 (home), September 22 (home), October 21 (away)

Tacoma: July 17 (home), August 8 (away), August 28 (home), October 20 (away).

The Roots will close their inaugural USL Championship campaign at home against Sporting KC II on October 30.

In the meantime, the latest from our friends at The Beautiful Blog where they report on college soccer.

Update 4/1: Another take from our friends at The Beautiful Blog.

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