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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: (408) 287-7070
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Fried food

And not much else. Each stadium has their specialty, char dog in Chicago or sushi in dodger stadium. This had none. Just expensive bad food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Westfield, New Jersey
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Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

525 Santa Clara St. in San Jose, CA. Your smart phone GPS might refer to this place as the old "HP Pavilion" so be aware of that. SAP, which is the name of some German company, is actually the 4th name for this arena. Very nice venue. Clean. Seats about 17,600 for hockey. Sometimes referred to as "The Shark Tank"... More 

Thank Cameron B
Casa Grande, Arizona
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126 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to several venues in the US to enjoy hockey. This arena appears to be an older venue but has some very good sight lines. The food was pretty good for stadium food and restroom facilities were adequate. I have a real problem with the ushers and fans. In all other venues we have visited, you are not... More 

Thank Retired O
Westfield, New Jersey
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

And not much else. Each stadium has their specialty, char dog in Chicago or sushi in dodger stadium. This had none. Just expensive bad food.

Thank pcg123
Petaluma, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome! the best concert ever. we had so much fun. did not sit the entire concert. the venue is the best place to see a concert.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here while following the Penguins on their west coast road trip. We had great seats and really enjoyed the Sharks entrance. The atmosphere was decent and the stadium food was standard for the venue.

Thank Brock M
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff, great interactions with Sharkey and a great crowd. Being steps away from a major transit hub makes it super convenient.

Thank Rysiek K
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took in a Sharks hockey game recently and it's a great venue! You can take the light rail as the station for the SAP is a short 15 minute walk from the arena.

Thank oklahomabiologist
Fremont, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every season we enjoy coming to SAP center for our 4 time Arena Bowl Champions San Jose Sabercats. Various parking options are available across the street as well as behind the center.

Thank Shelley P
San Jose, California
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for those NHL hockey games. Try to get sitting in the middle of a section in the lower bowl. Your not too close to see the action.

Thank Dan F
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was just there for a sharks game...really nice, comfy and safe. the food and beer were kind of pricy, so fill up before you go...other than that, seats were good, game was excellent.

Thank Fred A

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