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HP Pavilion

525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113
408-287-9200
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Ranked #5 of 85 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sports
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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Best arena in the area. Easy access. Light rail station walking distance. I have been there for San Jose Sharks games, concerts, rodeo. Seating is very comfortable. Not many obstructed views.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great arena for Sharks games and even better for Sharks playoffs. Average arena for concerts as the sound tends to be bass heavy, boomy, and usually too loud. Reasonable arena for other events.

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Glendale, Az
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I came from Arizona to experience a UFC fight at this location and I left impressed. This is by far one of the best arenas I have ever been too with the seating and the prices. I have been to other arenas in the country and none match up the experience I had here.

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AK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Entry was fairly quick and easy. Seating was great for a Sharks game. Seats were padded and comfortable in the section we were in (right behind visiting team bench). Not much choice for beer and the food wasn't good.

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Arlington, Washington
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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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1,693 reviews 1,693 reviews
1,063 attraction reviews
988 helpful votes 988 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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