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SAP Center

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Address: 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113-1520 (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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Second trip for gymnastics

The SAP is a perfect size for a gymnastics event - though I prefer seating in the lower levels. Wouldn't mind coming back to see the Sharks play. Snacks and drinks are super... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Claudia M
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The SAP is a perfect size for a gymnastics event - though I prefer seating in the lower levels. Wouldn't mind coming back to see the Sharks play. Snacks and drinks are super expensive, but that's a given at US venues.

Thank Claudia M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The most amazing part of our experience w this building, it takes 5 minutes to reach ur seats or back to reach ur car outside. W listened Sting & Peter Gabriel there and it was an unforgettable event for us.

Thank Alp K
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I love going to the Sharks games. Always great views from anywhere in the arena. Facilities are very well maintained.

Thank mmmoritz7
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to watch a hockey game! This has got to be the loudest, friendliest arena in the NHL. A variety of excellent food, reasonably priced. Clean restrooms and a very friendly and helpful staff who will accommodate your needs and do it with a smile!

Thank Reidermon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's fun to see a concert there, but you really have to get good seats in order to see the performers.

1 Thank jftravel2193
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The SAP center was extremely clean, sears comfortable and a variety of food and drinks. I do feel that the vip seating area should have better security. I saw many people that weren't even vip, yet were sitting in the vip area. Obviously they had to move to the next open area when actual ticket holders came to sit in... More 

Thank momdadplus3
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Through the years I have gone to the SAP Center for concerts and to see Oprah when she was touring with Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert. The center is conveniently located and there is plenty of parking. The acoustics are not the best - they are better at The Mountain Winery and other venues. The seating is good. I got... More 

Thank W9850ZYchristines
Kiev, Ukraine
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love hockey! SAP is the nice place to watch NHL games. Animation (Shark and Sharkie) is great, but the beer is expensive)))

Thank JakeraTravel
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Concerts are a little harder on the ear than an outdoors venue. VIP tickets were nice which came with dinnere and rehearsal. Food was ok Seating was 2nd row. Not a good place by the speakers. We're up close but you has to distort your neck. Music was great

Thank purrfectly
Carmichael, California
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89 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an aging venue. We had expensive floor seats and would have done better paying less for low level seats to improve our view. Additionally, be warned the floor seats are linked together, without space between, making it feel very crowded. Sadly, the gentleman next to me needed a seat and a half. Thats floor seating for ya. I... More 

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