Major League Soccer outfit San Jose Earthquakes’ new home is to be called the Avaya Stadium.

The business communications solutions company have splashed out on the naming rights for the venue in a deal understood to be worth around $20million over the next 10 years.

The facility is just months away from completion, and had an initial construction budget of $60million, which has now moved into the region of $100million.

The venue is being fitted with added extras that include field-level suites and what is expected to be the biggest outdoor bar in North America. It will also be the first MLS stadium to implement a cloud-enabled communications system, as they aim to up the ante with regards to technology.

San Jose Earthquakes team president David Kaval, said: "We wanted a partner, like I've said before, that wasn't just a name on the building, that brought strategic value, and especially in this area, having a technology partner.

"It was the level of investment that we thought was required to create a stadium for our community that would be successful, that would attract partners and sponsors like Avaya."

Posted on 20/11/2014