The San Jose Ultras
San Jose Ultras Today
The San Jose Ultras is the largest of the several groups that support the San Jose Earthquakes. We are an independent crew of hardcore Earthquakes fans who dedicate our lives to supporting the team with heart and mentality through songs, tifo, and travel. For over a decade, the group has distinguished itself through the quality of its support – a result of our strong European roots and our equally strong local character.
As of the 2015 season, you will find us in sections 117 and 118 at Avaya Stadium. Aside from our work supporting the team in the stands, we organize a number of different activities for our members and guests like pre-game tailgates, away game viewing parties, road trips for our away derby matches, tifo parties, and various off-season activities like bbqs and fundraisers. We work hard, but we have a lot of fun. If you feel like that kind of experience is for you, join us. We gladly invite new members to our family who want to help us take the group to the next level and inspire the team to play their best and achieve greatness for the crest and for San Jose.
San Jose Ultras History
The San Jose Ultras was founded on April 19, 2003 by two Romanian immigrants with the goal of bringing the hardcore European style of support they were used to back home in Bucharest to San Jose. The group occupied the South End and Section 135 of Spartan Stadium from 2003-2005 and Sections 101 and 109 of Buck Shaw Stadium from 2008-2014. A key moment in the group’s history occurred during the second leg of the 2003 Western Conference semifinals against archrival Los Angeles Galaxy in which the Earthquakes were down 4-0. The Ultras unveiled a message banner proclaiming: “Win or Lose, we will always be here for you!” The Earthquakes scored 5 goals to win 5-4, and the slogan became a rallying cry for the group.