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SAP Center

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Address: 525 W Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113 (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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Steve E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 3 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
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this venue. Very few events of this caliber can you attend without getting at least a little headache over the crowds and chaos. Not here though. This is one of the easiest hockey venues to get in and out of.

Thank flatfootfoodie
Reno, Nevada
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go get some Sharks hockey action at SAP! Regardless if you're here for a hockey game or a concert, SAP is a pretty cool arena. The snack bars with their beers are a little overpriced, but hey that's the sports life, and that's okay because SAP Center is well-situated to where you can enjoy other food and drink amenities before... More 

Thank xfitshark
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attend Barracuda games at the SAP Center. The center is well situated with plenty of places to eat within walking distance. There are also plenty of places to park both on-street and in lots for $15. Overall impressed with services and concerts available at the center.

Thank Luv2hikejulie

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