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SAP Center

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Address: 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113-1520 (Formerly HP Pavilion)
Phone Number: +1 408-287-7070
08:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Very good experience at the Sharks game!

When we booked our seats initially, we were a bit apprehensive about being able to watch the game properly as we were fairly high in the stands. But, the layout is very good with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
San Ramon, California
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San Ramon, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we booked our seats initially, we were a bit apprehensive about being able to watch the game properly as we were fairly high in the stands. But, the layout is very good with steep steps that allows for a good viewing angle for everyone. The seats were comfortable and easy access through public transport is an additional bonus. Overall,... More 

Thank ksv24
South Glens Falls, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let me first start by saying that I was there for 4 days in a row for no less than 12 hours a day. So I became quite familiar with the facility. The seats were comfortable, the food was good, and those that ran the food services were fantastic in how kind they were to all of us. Overall a... More 

Thank Keith H
Dayton, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Seats are comfortable. Nice layout. Tons of concessions: Asian, Mexican, French (jumbo hot dog, bathed in Dijon and encased in a baguette -- ooo la la!) Rita's gelato. Burgers. Salads. Popcorn. Dotting the concourse are numerous beer, wine & spirits vendors. Come early and dine -- the concessions get crazy busy between periods. Tons of parking: $25. Lots of big... More 

Thank TravelPrincess69
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen many Sharks games at "The Tank". Overall, it's been a really good experience. They've made their food selections a bit more diverse (but of course expensive). Great views of the ice from any seat. I also like that it's so close to public transit, both light rail and Caltrain. Very convenient.

Thank Steve E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This venue for sporting events, concerts and performances are very convenient to reach by public transportation. Busy for the games on weekend and holidays , this area is modern, secured. Its parking lots are also plentiful, just next to Guadaloupe riverwalk.

Thank berm1974
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice arena to watch a hockey game. Clean, modern, friendly staff, what more can you ask for ? I loved the Shark head entrance for the players, and the Jaws theme and chomping gesture for the powerplay never gets old

Thank Avrin2
Oakland, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little unusual rating an arena. I've been to SAP many times over the years for lots of sporting events, shows, and Cirque du Soleil. It's consistently been a very good facility. I have no major complaints. It's close to the major freeways. There are numerous restaurants within 5-15 minutes walking distance. The interior of the arena is well... More 

Thank FoodieDoodie58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Home of The San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL), the building and events scheduling is overseen by the Sharks Management, in a "deal" that was poorly handled; by The City of San Jose. Parking and Venue Food is always overpriced, no matter the event. Always the same menu. I try to avoid this place, as much as... More 

Thank CI R
Canyon Lake, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SAP is a great venue for a game. It is large but open and offers comfortable seating. The concessions are very expensive, so be prepared, otherwise eat beforehand. It seems to offer a good seat from every angle. It's very easy to get to and offers some paid parking close by. There are also many places to park along the... More 

Thank Irishnite
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not a bad seat in the house. Friendly employees. Great choices on food with choices on restaurants. Seats easy to find.

Thank Jennifer S

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