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Address: 525 W Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113 (Formerly HP Pavilion)
Phone Number: (408) 287-7070
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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I used to really love coming to the Shark Tank, but lately I have to admit, the tank could really use a facelift. It is really starting to show its age. We have season tickets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are in town during the Arena Football season - check out a Sabercats game. It is very fan friendly, and a great game for the whole family. Parking is easy either at SAP or one of the parking lots across the street.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There is simply not a bad seat for watching NHL action. The seating areas are all right on top of the action, and the fan base is as into it as any fan-base in the league. It used to be known as the loudest building in hockey, though with the team's recent struggles the standard sell-out streak all season isn't... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've been to the SAP center several of times and actually worked there for a brief time in High School. I've been to many concerts here and find it a great place for these sorts of events. The location is conveniently off the 87 and 280 freeway and there is always plenty of parking.

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Placerville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It's a nice venue in the sense it's small, and the layout is great. The bathrooms are clean and the food and beverage areas are plentiful and well staffed. If you're going their for a concert, don't hold your breath expecting to hear a wonderful performance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place is so old. It could use a major upgrade. If you go there for an event, make sure you figure out your parking situation prior. Parking at an event can easily be $25-30. It can be horrible to leave at the end of the event. You will have hawkers trying to sell you stuff. You will have Mexican... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I used to really love coming to the Shark Tank, but lately I have to admit, the tank could really use a facelift. It is really starting to show its age. We have season tickets for the SJ Sharks and also attend several concerts a year. The acoustics are not really the best for concerts, but we love the convenience... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Considering the sheer number of attendees to this conference, I found that the venue itself was well staffed and kept clean throughout. Impressive to never have to wait in line for more than a minute for food or drink. Bathrooms were kept clean too.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great food great staff great time. What more can you say other than hockey is the best when beer is present make sure to go prepared for the chill or you won't enjoy your stay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

went to see WWE here with my son on an amazing trip from the UK wonderful indoor stadium, plenty of toilets and eating places, although food / drink was expensive as it always is I use a wheelchair and good access through lifts / slopes everywhere PROS - large indoor stadium / conference centre - wheelchair friendly CONS - usual... More 

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San Jose, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

For concerts, the sound system isn't the best, but it works. For hockey games, row 25 in the lower bowl is nice because you can stand up or move around and nobody's behind you. Food and drinks are really expensive. Bathrooms cleaned regularly (there always seems to be somebody in there cleaning). Well lit. Parking nearby is $25+.

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Address: 525 W Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113 (Formerly HP Pavilion)
Phone Number: (408) 287-7070
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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