NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Sweden fans support their team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Sweden and Korea Republic at Nizhniy Novgorod Stadium on June 18, 2018 in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia.

Sweden & South Korea Soccer Fans (Photo credit: Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Soccer Fans Flood Avaya Stadium To Watch World Cup Action

Matt Bigler
June 18, 2018 - 11:34 am

SAN JOSE (KCBS Radio) - Soccer fans are flooding into San Jose to watch the World Cup on the big screen at Avaya Stadium. KCBS's Matt Bigler reports from the home of the Earthquakes where Sweden and South Korea played Monday morning.

Dozens of soccer fans kicked back on the grass in front of the Jumbotron at Avaya Stadium. The scene was not unlike a concert in the park. Except it started at 5:00 a.m.

South Korea ended up losing to Sweden, 1-0. Mitch Canter from San Jose wasn't really rooting for either country.

BIGLER: "Does it matter to you that the U.S. isn't in the World Cup?"
"It was hard. Broke my heart. But it doesn't matter."

"They give you these little passport things," Canter adds. "I've been here each day so far. I plan to come every day this week and going forward through the rest of the rest of the month."

The viewing is free, the parking is free. The beer is not free. $10 bucks a cup and taps open at 6:00 a.m.