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HP Pavilion

525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113
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Ranked #6 of 81 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Traveler Description: HP Pavilion is an indoor stadium arena located at 525 West Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose.  Many events are held through the year such as... more »
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Arlington, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I went here when the Wings were doing the western swing and out of the 3 arenas in Cali that I went to I loved this one. It is very nice inside and they are a great variety of food as well. The seats are amazing and have a lot of cushion. I have been to a lot of arena's... More

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Campbell, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I've been going to the present SAP Center since it was born as the San Jose Arena then evolved into HP Pavilion. To Sharks hockey fans, it's "The Tank" and nothing else. Simply said, this is an outstanding venue. There are few bad seats and they are always indicated as such when you purchase a ticket (obstructed view, etc.). The... More

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Fremont, California
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1,295 reviews 1,295 reviews
816 attraction reviews
862 helpful votes 862 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The HP Pavilion is no longer; it is now called SAP Center. They are one and the same place. The wonders of corporate name changes of arena's now a days. I have been to the place when it was called HP Pavilion, but if you are visiting you will want to look for SAP center when visiting San Jose now.... More

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Berkeley, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Well run ...always a big crowd.Choose seats carefully cause if you are far from stage you better have binoculars.

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Santa Clara, California, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went there to see a Shark's game and it is a GREAT Venue. There is NO bad seats in that arena. It was very clean. One of the nicest arena's I have been to.

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I don't care much for the new name of the arena (SAP center? Really?) but what an awesome venue to watch a hockey game! One of the nicest (and surprisingly clean!) sports arenas I've seen, the energy is intense during Sharks games. Even if you're not a hockey fan, or a sports fan at all, you'll come out of a... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wow, I must say I was really impressed with this sporting facility. I went here for a Sharks game and I was truly amazed. There didn't seem to be one bad seat in the house. The fanbase was unreal, those sharks fans at times make it look like their going to take the roof right off the building. A lot... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fun venue for sporting events (GO SHARKS!) and concerts. Near San Pedro Square so lots of dining options before or after the event.

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San Jose, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The 'Tank' is a great place for sports, especially the San Jose Sharks. Very loud and fun watching hockey games!! For concerts, it's OK, but has a but too much echo. But still a decent concert venue, as you can see the stage from any seat.

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Murrieta, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was there April 1st with friends watching the Sharks play the Edmonton Oilers. It was a great game. This was not my first visit, I have attended concerts, and other events there as well. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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