Updated: Solar4America Ice Expansion And New San Jose Barracuda Arena
Updated: Sep 17, 2019
Last April, I posted the article listed below about the expansion of the Solar4America Ice facility that would include a new arena for the San Jose Barracuda. Early speculation placed the new hockey arena where Municipal Stadium currently sits. However, based on new signage added to the venue recently, the new arena along with a new sheet of ice will join what is already the largest hockey facility west of the Mississippi River.
The new arena for the Barracuda is rumored to include seating for approx 4000. No word on a groundbreaking or target opening date at this time.
Original post: April 14, 2019
A tweet by Lindsey Boyd has some San Jose Sharks and San Jose Barracuda fans buzzing. In the video, San Jose State Athletics Director, Marie Tuite details plans for a parking structure to be added near Solar4America Ice to be used for San Jose State athletics events as well as the San Jose Giants.
— Lindsey Boyd (@lindsboyd3) April 13, 2019
The part that has fans of the Sharks and Barracuda excited is Marie’s mention of the Sharks wanting to add two more sheets of ice to the Solar4America complex as well as an arena for the San Jose Barracuda. If you compare the future map displayed in the video with what exists currently, it appears the San Jose Giants would be building a new ballpark at the corner of S 10th St and E Humboldt St. Relocating Municipal Stadium would make ample room for a new arena for the Barracuda and Solar4America complex expansion.
When asked about the comments in the video by Marie Tuite, the response from the San Jose Sharks was “no comment”.