SAP Center at San Jose
Regular HoursSat - SunClosed
- General Info:
- SAP Center at San Jose hosts nearly 100 sporting events annually including more than 40 San Jose Sharks regular season home games. The building hosts approximately 150 events every year — including Olympic athletes, Grammy award-winners and a variety of family and children’s favorites that account for more than 170 event days. Pollstar, the leading concert industry trade magazine, nominated SAP Center at San Jose as “Arena of the Year” for 2005 and 2007. In 2007, Pollstar also recognized SAP Center at San Jose based on non-sports attendance as fourth in North America, top 10 in the world. Over the past 10 years, SAP Center at San Jose has consistently been in the Top 5 in North America and Top 10 in the World.
- Extra Phones:
The Grill at SAP Center: (408) 999-6800
Sharks Store at SAP Center: (408) 999-6810
Event Information: (408) 287-9200
Fax: (408) 999-5797
05/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
So we all would rather see our favorite bands in smaller venues. However, the big venues bring in the cash money, so unfortunately we have to accept it for what it is. HP Pavilion is a pretty decent place to catch a show for an arena. It's pretty easy to access from the freeway, parking is plentiful (though not cheap), and the arena itself has decent amenities and food/drink selection. Since it's a hockey arena (as opposed to basketball), it is smaller than a place like Oracle Arena. So, you can get pretty decent views of the stage from wherever you sit. If you're on the floor, there is a concession stand and bathrooms down on the same level, so no need to climb the stairs all the way back up unless you're heading to the merch booth.
H ockey's the main event, but plenty of concerts too.
P retty easy to access from the freeway.
P arking is a tad expensive (usually $20+).
A menities are decent.
V ariety of stage setups, including end-stage to center-stage.
I t's a good excuse to drive down to SJ from SF.
L ighting and sound is great for an arena.
I t is smaller than most basketball arenas, so you feel closer.
O nly a few places within walking distance to eat at.
N o place better than sitting in the floor sections.
06/12/2002Provided by Citysearch -
The San Jose arena is far away a much better venue than the ""new"" arena in Oakland -- the former Oakland Coliseum Arena. San Jose has big, wide walkways and plenty of food choices. The design is nothing out of the ordinary, but makes for a loud scene at Sharks game (which is exactly the way it should be). Plenty of parking is available if you want to walk 4-5 blocks.