SAP Center at San Jose (San Jose, CA)

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INFO Formerly known as the HP Pavilion, Compaq Center and San Jose Arena, the SAP Center at San Jose is located on West Santa Clara Street in San Jose, CA. Serving as the primary home for the San Jose Sharks of the National... ... read more

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    San Jose, CA
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    525 West Santa Clara Street
    San Jose, CA 95113

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SAP Center at San Jose (San Jose, CA) Schedule of Events

Jun04Sun
New Kids on the Block

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Jun09Fri
Enrique Iglesias

Concert / Pop / Rap / Reggaeton

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Jul20Thu
Bruno Mars

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Jul29Sat
Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill
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Jul30Sun
Neil Diamond

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Oct08Sun
Depeche Mode

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SAP Center at San Jose (San Jose, CA) Videos

San Jose Sharks: Top 10 Plays of the 2010-2011 Season
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San Jose Sharks: Top 10 Plays of the 2010-2011 Season
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Green Day - HP Pavilion San Jose, CA 18/08/2009 - Part 3
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Taylor Swift - Mine @ HP Pavilion San Jose CA 9-1-11
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George Michael at the San Jose HP Pavilion -- Freedom
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NKOTB @ HP Pavilion in San Jose speaking to his SJ Fans and Norcal Fans 7/2/11
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Green Day - HP Pavilion San Jose, CA 18/08/2009 - Part 1
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Josh Groban- Per Te, HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA , August 23, 2011
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SAP Center at San Jose (San Jose, CA) Information

Formerly known as the HP Pavilion, Compaq Center and San Jose Arena, the SAP Center at San Jose is located on West Santa Clara Street in San Jose, CA.

Serving as the primary home for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, the arena is also known as The Tank and The Shark Tank among fans and locals. While plans for a San Jose sports arena trace back to the mid-1980s, construction didn’t begin until 1991 and took serious lobbying efforts to both city officials and pursuing potential parties, such as the NHL and NBA franchises. Although the arena had been preparing for a tentative 1992 opening, construction was seriously delayed when management for the San Jose Sharks realized that a redesign of the facilities was imperative since it had been originally conceived for community use.

When the arena finally opened in 1993, it was known as the San Jose Arena before Compaq purchased the named rights in 2001 (when it became the Compaq Center at San Jose). When HP bought out Compaq in 2002, the venue was renamed the HP Pavilion. In mid-2013, software giant SAP purchased the rights to the name and an extended name contract.

On average, there are more than 180 events at the SAP Center every year, both sporting and non-sporting alike; in fact in 2006, the SAP Center sold the fourth-highest number of non-sporting tickets in the world.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey set up shop at the Center every year, and WWE has made many an appearance at the arena as well, including the Royal Rumble in 1998 and SummerSlam in 2001.

As for additional sporting events and games at the SAP Center, there have been the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the Dew Action Sports Tour, and the NCAA Basketball tournament.

SAP Center at San Jose (San Jose, CA) User Reviews

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Great Venue
Lauren M. Jul 29, 2013
The HP Pavilion is a great venue that host a wide spectrum of events. I have seen everything from P!nk's the Truth About Love Tour to Disney on Ice to the Harlem Globetrotters. The staff is always super professional and helpful. It has a prime location in downtown San Jose right down the street from San Pedro Square and by the 87 freeway which is two exits away from the 101 freeway and the airport (SJC). The surrounding area has a great variety of bar and restaurant selections from the Wagon, a classic western style bar, to the House of Siam, an amazing Thai restaurant. The parking is pretty cheap or free if you don't mind walking a few blocks. There are also many hotels in walking distance near the Cesar Chavez Park.
Best Concert Venue in the Bay Area
Courtney L. Feb 10, 2013
HP Pavilion is the place to go in the Bay Area for concerts because next to Oracle Arena, it is one of the biggest indoor venues in the area. I've seen concerts here ranging from Katy Perry to Kanye West and although both times I was in the upper sections, I still had a good time. It would obviously be ideal to be on the floor, but those tickets can get ridiculously expensive so I don't mind paying a cheaper price for an upper section. This venue is pretty easy to get to because the Caltrain San Jose stop is right there, and there's always a lot of parking if you choose to drive. Also it's nice that it's not located in the city of San Francisco because driving in the city sometimes can be really stressful. A lot of the times before concerts my friends and I like to eat dinner before, and if you walk down the main street in front of HP Pavilion (W Santa Clara St) you can find a lot of good restaurants. I recommend La Pastaia which is an excellent Italian restaurant within walking distance to the venue.
Go Sharks!
Tenaya E. Nov 28, 2012
I've spent a lot of time at the HP because I love love love the Sharks. Games are incredibly fun; no matter where your seats are, you will have a great time. There are a lot of eating options, including the club if you have lower level seats; although keep in mind that, like all sports venues, everything is vastly overpriced. Game days are electric, especially during playoffs! I've also seen a lot of concerts at the HP. It's not exactly an intimate concert experience, but a ton of great acts come through San Jose. I love this venue; it's super close to my house, easy to get to, and parking is relatively sane -- definitely recommend it.
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