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SAP Center

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Address: 525 W Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113-1520 (Formerly HP Pavilion)
Phone Number:
+1 408-287-7070
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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Fun but crowded

At SAP center, there is only one level with concessions so it gets very crowded during intermissions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 23, 2016
Makayla V
Laguna Hills, California, United States
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Laguna Hills, California, United States
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

At SAP center, there is only one level with concessions so it gets very crowded during intermissions.

Thank Makayla V
Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Was here for a recent Sharks playoff game win! The place is off the chart insane when the Sharks are "feeding". Not the best place for a concert. Acoustically not set up well. Great place for hockey or other events like Disney on Ice.

Thank Chip144
Ajax, Canada
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47 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We watch the San Jose Sharks playoff game and it was amazing! The arena is very nice but small since we are used to air canada centre in Toronto. The drinks and food was reasonable and fast service. The workers were very friendly and helpful too

Thank rachele f
Coimbatore, India
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242 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice place..SAP solution tag is an attraction..only stadium in the vicinity of Park San Jose and Santa Clara Valley

Thank DrValliappan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The arena was amazing but poorly designed. Only one level for food and bathrooms and not enough! At the end of first period, we went to get food and tried to go to the bathroom, we missed half second period because the huge lines! We were walking shoulder to shoulder, sometimes not even moving!

Thank Maria D
San Jose, California
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314 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is a good venue for concerts and events. It is easy to get to in San Jose and has ample parking in the center and also nearby. It is not a very big center and is easy to walk around. The services in the center are also good.

Thank Sushar
Woodstock, Illinois
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

I flew in from Chicago to be a translator for the game... hockey for dummies just wasn't cutting it for them!:-D. Sharkies tilted against the Capitals on Evgeni Nabokov mini locker night. The centre is spacious and accomodating... we were in section 214... and had a fabulous view of the game... I don't think there's a bad seat even further... More 

Thank ualtigger
San Jose, CA
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great view for hockey and concerts. Wide variety of food stands, drinks/bars, and the prices are what one would expect at any arena. Customer service is heavily emphasized; if staff member cannot help you, they will get someone who can assist you.

Thank TheAnalyst54
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Any event that you attend here - Will not disappoint!! I mostly attend that San Jose Shark games, but have been here for concerts & a few other events. This is a really nice arena. There are lots of different types of foods and desserts to choose from so your not just having to do the basic hot dog /... More 

Thank Theresa G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've been to this venue for many concerts and a few hockey games, most recently for a Sharks game (GO SHARKS!). I love it. Concerts: The Gen Admission/Floor tickets benefit the most in concerts. Usually the entire floor is open; meaning lots of places to stand and you have better changes to get up close and personal with the band... More 

Thank Alia M

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