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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Carrie Underwood Concert

We had a great time! The SAP center is clean, friendly employees and a great place to watch a concert or the Sharks!! But like most the prices for food are crazy and Way over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
lalonniem2016
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Ceres
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Modesto
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing time! I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. I was pleasantly surprised by how close the sage seemed. The stadium was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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Thank elizabeth c
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel and the city environment made my trip succeessful . will definetly visit again. one of the best stay

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Thank mohenjodaro1234
Ceres
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! The SAP center is clean, friendly employees and a great place to watch a concert or the Sharks!! But like most the prices for food are crazy and Way over priced! Eat before you come.

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Thank lalonniem2016
Sfakaki, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like nearly all arenas, it's designed for sports. The concerts, etc., are extra income, but SAP's bread-and-butter is the Sharks. It always seems cold in there. The food is poor, and over-priced, but that's true at most arenas and ballparks. Parking is tricky, and it's hard to get to areas south of SAP after a game.

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Thank Gargan S
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Me and my friend were spending few days in San Francisco, and since we're both hockey fans, we decided to take the train to see some NHL action. Train trip was clean and convenient (compared to public transportation in the US in general), and it stopped just next to the arena. The tickets were maybe a bit higher price-range, but... More 

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Thank HenkkaS
Province of Cartago, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

I was fortunate to go twice to the SAP Center. The first time I went to see U2, and the experience of seeing this group was amazing, selected seats were well placed and the sound was excellent. The second time we went to see the sharks team in a league game of hockey. Like the seats selected were well located... More 

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Thank Marco G
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I enjoyed the event I went for but SAP Center has a good structure, besides having great restaurants close and lots of hotels too.

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Thank jotaerre65
San Jose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We have been to SAP several times and it is a lot of fun once you finish fighting the traffic and park your car. I would give the food a B- for flavor and variety. We have only attended sports events and I wonder what the noise level would be like at a concert.

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Thank laurals2016
San Jose, California
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We ordered late, so got fair seats behind the stage. They has a large screen TV face us to see the prime action. The performers would walk around back occasionally. The TV was lifted out of the way for some in the round stage performances with many people. We were on an upper level, there were plenty of bathrooms. The... More 

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Thank TrailWalker408
Roseville, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

I don't know if my review should be towards the concert/artists or the venue itself. I think we walked around this building 3 times that night. Told to go thru one door, and than another, just to be turned around again and again. Also, no water fountains or opened places for drinks during a pre show.

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Thank Heather R

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